Queen Elizabeth II visits the Sutherland Shire, 1954

In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip briefly visited the Sutherland Shire on 11 February during their Australian visit. The royal couple arrived in Sydney aboard the Gothic on Wednesday, 3 February, as the First Field Regiment fired 21-gun salute from North Head, and thousands cheered. Sutherland Shire President Arthur Harper and his wife were present when Governor-General William Slim, NSW Governor John Northcott,…