The late Queen Elizabeth II – Part Five

As Australia mourns the passing of Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, we remember the historical event when Elizabeth acceded the throne on 6 February 1952 on the passing of the late King George VI.

The Queen’s Coronation took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Enjoy some photos of Gympie’s Coronation procession and read on for the reporting on the day…..

Rankin & Carey’s float in the Queen’s Coronation Procession, Mary Street, Gympie – Les Benstead photo, Gympie Regional Libraries

Click through some more photos of Gympie’s Coronation procession…

The Gympie Times, 4 June 1953

A regular columnist in The Gympie Times, “Debbie Doings”, reports on the Queen’s Coronation celebrations, published 4 June 1953:

The following were local Gympie recipients pf Coronation Medals, awarded by Her Majesty to mark her Coronation:

The Gympie Times, 4 June 1953