The First Royal Tour 1867-1868 by Brian McKinlay

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The First Royal Tour 1867-1868

by Brian McKinlay

Rigby, 1970 [First Edition], ISBN 0851790887, black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions or markings, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear wiht a little rubbing to edges and corners, minor chips and small tears to edges, lightly sunned spine (see photographs)

"In July, 1867, the Australian colonies were electrified by the news that they were to be visited by royalty.  Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria and commander of H.M.S. Galatea, was en route from Europe.  He landed in South Australia on a blazing November day, and he was welcomed with an exuberant Colonial loyalty which, as one of his equerries sniffly remarked "seemed ignorant of protocol".  During his visits to South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, and Queensland, the Prince was swept along on a tide of frenzied enthusiasm.  Each state tried to outdo the others in the splendour of its receptions and the garishness of its decorations."

 


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