Looking Back, Queen Elizabeth II’s 1954 Tour of Tasmania

Queen Elizabeth II was the first reigning monarch to visit Tasmania. The Examiner editorialised after the Queen’s departure

…now that the Queen has gone it can be said emphatically that the basis of allocation of time between Hobart and the rest of the state was most unjust to the majority of the people of Tasmania.

The Examiner, 25 February 1954

Did Northern Tasmania get the raw end of the deal or was this Tasmania’s infamous parochialism raising its head?

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