In 1954 and 1970, Queen Elizabeth II visited Tasmania with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The documentary films below covered the visits. Given the current age of the pair, they are unlikely to visit Australia again.

The 1954 visit


The 1970 visit

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Tas That Was is a column that includes:

  • anecdotes of life in Tasmania in the past;
  • historical photographs of locations in Tasmania; and/or
  • documentaries about locations in Tasmania.

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