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Circular Quay (West) & Harbour Bridge Sydney 1963 by Adrian Paul

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This view of Circular Quay (Sydney) shows a dramatically different landscape to what exists today.

Moored at the (then) Overseas terminal is the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were then in Australia primarily to attend Canberra’s jubilee celebrations which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the naming of the capital. The tour lasted from 18 February to 27 March


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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Wow, another oldie and just as good. I had the good fortune to tour the “Britannia” in Edinburgh last year. Look at North Sydney – no skyscrapers!

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 4 years ago

    You toured the Britannia? I’m impressed. Yes, no skyscrapers and you can even see the television towers up at Artarmon. I am really happy with how well these old negatives are scanning.

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    The Britannia has been decommissioned and it’s berthed next to a shopping centre at Leith in Edinburgh and it’s open to tourists now. All the furniture and fittings are just as it was when it was the royal yacht and they have added an enclosed cafe on the top deck and they hold weddings now and receptions in the royal dining rooms. It’s only about 20 pounds or so and you guide yourself around with the aid of a hand held headphone set. It takes about 2 hours to see the lot. Cheers Adrian.

  • Looks like a must see when we eventually do a UK trip.

    – Adrian Paul

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 4 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    I remember that tour! My parents were among those who met “the Royals” in Hobart.

  • Your parents met the Royals! OK, I’m impressed. Tell me more.

    – Adrian Paul

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you for featuring this work

    – Adrian Paul

  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    A good one :)

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