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1953 Australian Coronation Contingent : 23-September-2011
1953 Australian Coronation Contingent : 23-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A seat commemorates the men and women of the Australian Defence Forces who represented Australia at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.


Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.828664
Long: 144.972796
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:February-1953
Approx. Event End Date:August-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 28th April, 2006
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The 1953 Australian Coronation Contingent

To commemorate the Men and Women of the Australian Defence Force selected to represent Australia at the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, in London on 2nd June 1953.

During their Tour of Duty (February - August) members also performed ceremonial duties at Buckingham Palace, Colombo,
Tobruk War Cemetery, Malta, Gibraltar, Spithead Naval Review, Nova Scotia, Baltimore USA, Jamaica, Hawaii and Auckland.

Dedicated by the surviving members of the contingent, 28th April 2006

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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