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Honouring Queen Elizabeth II


We'll mark The Queen's passing by inviting residents to leave flowers, sign a condolence book and we'll broadcast a documentary and her funeral live at The Canopy.

Monday (19th September) 6.45pm – watch documentary "The Queen in Australia 1954" on the big screen at The Canopy. It' the first colour feature made in Australia documenting the first visit of a reigning monarch in 1954. The film was shot by 16 cameramen, capturing her visits to each state capital and many regional areas over her two-month visit. Major sequences include the arrival of the Royal Navy ship SS Gothic in Sydney Harbour, the Queen opening Parliament in Canberra, attending a cricket test in Adelaide, horse races at Flemington and exhibitions by schoolchildren in several cities. The result is a remarkable and revealing insight into Australia in the 1950s.

Monday (19th September) 8pm – watch the funeral broadcast live via ABCTV on the big screen at The Canopy.

Thursday (public holiday 22 September) – leave flowers and sign the condolence book at The Canopy from 8am-1pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (20th, 21st, 23rd September) – sign the condolence book at the library. Condolences will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth and may be displayed at its national institutions, forming part of the lasting record of Australia's close relationship with The Queen over many decades.

Can't make it in person? Sign the digital condolence book 

The Royal car passing the Lane Cove Post Office, in Burns Bay Road, during the Royal Visit, 
5 February 1954. Courtesy G. Cochrane/Halliday/Lane Cove Library