Invitation issued by the Government of Victoria in honour of 'The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh' to watch a display of physical education by Victorian school children at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 4 March 1954.

Princess Elizabeth was en route to Australia in 1952 when she heard news that her father, King George VI, had died. Her trip was curtailed, but when she made it to Australia two years later she was now Queen Elizabeth II; this marked her visit as being particularly significant for it was the first by a reigning monarch. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's tour of Australia commenced in Sydney on 3 February and finished in Perth on 1 April 1954. It took in every capital city apart from Darwin, and over 70 country towns. The royal couple were in Victoria from 24 February to 9 March.

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Light green card, printed on one side in black ink.

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