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Portrait of a group of policewomen dressed to attend a garden party of Government House Sydney, 18 February 1954 / Photographer Merchant
New South Wales. Police Dept.
Merchant, Norm (Norman Arthur Charles), 1916-2009.
photographic cellulose negative: b & w ; 3.25 x 4.25 in.
This image is one of a series of 4 cellulose negatives contained in envelope no. 54/328 identified as: Subject: Women Police attending garden party at Government House on 18.2.54 / Location: Studio / Photographer: Merchant / Taken on: 18.2.54.
The garden party held on 18 February 1954 was one of many vice-regal events held for Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh held during the first Royal visit to Australia following the coronation of the Queen in June 1953. According to press reports more than 8000 guests crammed into the grounds of Government House for the event.
Justice & Police Museum ; FP11_0048_004
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