The 1953–54 royal tour of NZ – Auckland to Stratford

Part one of The royal tour of New Zealand 1953−54 starts with the royal couple’s arrival in Auckland on the SS Gothic on 23 December 1953 and follows them to Northland, then down through the Volcanic Plateau, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū and on to Taranaki, where they visited Stratford on 8 January 1954.

See also Part 2: New Plymouth−Christchurch and Part 3: Canterbury−Bluff.

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Posted: 17 Sep 2022

Not a word of the terrible Tangiwai disaster which occured on the next evening after she and the Prince had arrived.

Janice Maureen Britten

Posted: 14 Sep 2022

I can't believe I was 5 when I saw the Queen in Stratford having traveled by train with all the other country kids. I came from Whangamomana School.

Ula Chowdhury

Posted: 16 Oct 2019

Im serching for informations photos of my dad who was representing Samoan government for the occasion