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Object: Royal Tour badge

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Title Royal Tour badge
Production Unknown, 1953, New Zealand
Materials tin, plastic
Classification badges, buttons
Dimensions Overall: 24mm (Height) x 24mm (Width) x 6mm (Depth)
Credit line Gift of Tony Mackle, 2011
Registration number GH021362

This badge was created to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to New Zealand in 1953-54, and was worn by a young boy who saw her on tour in Devonport, Auckland.

The Royal Tour was a significant event in New Zealand. The recently-crowned Queen Elizabeth II was the first reigning monarch to visit New Zealand, and New Zealand's strong allegiance to Britain and the Commonwealth at that time meant that her tour attracted massive crowds.

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