City proved a magnet for royalty

By Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator (city History and Collections), Bendigo Art Gallery
Updated May 17 2019 - 11:56am, first published 11:05am
WALKABOUT: Her Majesty walking from the station, Bendigo, March 5, 1954. Around 100,000 people turned out to see the monarch. Picture: Courtesy Public Record Office of Victoria
WALKABOUT: Her Majesty walking from the station, Bendigo, March 5, 1954. Around 100,000 people turned out to see the monarch. Picture: Courtesy Public Record Office of Victoria

Bendigo, 'The Golden City' that had contributed so much to the prosperity of the British Empire, was usually on the agenda for royal tours of the Antipodes.

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