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Why did Edward VIII, when he was the Prince of Wales, visit the rural town of Coonamble in 1920? Meet the Australian team competing in the Invictus Games. Find out more in this week’s podcast …
Invictus Games’ Australian Team
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert launched Australia’s Invictus Games campaign at Parliament House, Canberra, on Tuesday 26 August 2014. Rear Admiral (RADM) Robyn Walker, Commander Joint Health Command, RADM (rtd) Ken Doolan, National President Returned and Services League and nine athletes were present.
Members of Australia’s Invictus Games Team after the official launch at Parliament House.
Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott shows his support for the Invictus Games.
Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP shows his support for Team Australia.
Royal Visit To Coonamble, 1920
Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1920.
Coonamble welcomes the Prince of Wales with a parade.
His Royal Highness stopped at Tyrone Pub for a beer.
Edward Prince of Wales also stayed at Wingadee Station during his visit to Coonamble.
Prince Edward slept here!
The dressing table in the Prince’s bedroom.
Prince Edward’s Letter to Coonamble Schoolchildren
The letter written to schoolchildren in Coonamble written from Prince Edward aboard the HMS Renown, which is on display at the Museum Under the Bridge.
The Museum Under The Bridge
Coonamble NSW 2329
Phone: (02) 6822-2873 or +61 2 6822-2873 (for overseas callers).
Coonamble Musuem is also on Facebook