A Royal Visit souvenir booklet was produced in 1963 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Australian tour. The royal couple toured all states and territories, eventually arriving in Canberra for jubilee celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the naming of the capital. You can view the offical opening and tour of The Royal Children’s Hospital at 2.18 minutes.

Film Title: A Royal Visit, a souvenir booklet (featuring the RCH)
Production Date: 1963
Location: The Royal Children’s Hospital; Parkville, Victoria
Material: Magazine
Measurement: 5.07 minutes
Maker: Filmed by Rob Grant, hand model Emma Dacey
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital

This film may have been edited to comply with privacy laws and ethics guidelines. Any opinions, social attitudes and medical advice contained in this film reflect the society and medical practice accepted at the time the film was made. Attitudes, community standards, and medical opinions change over time with societal and medical advances. Please view this film with a historical perspective in mind, and be aware that any opinions, attitudes, and advice depicted are no longer representative of The Royal Children’s Hospital.