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The Queen's visit: October 1973



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23rd July 1973

PRIME. MINISTER

PRESS STATEMENT N O .(114

23rd July 1973

THE QUEEN'S VISIT : OCTOBER 1973

The Queen's visit to Australia for the opening of the Sydney Opera House will begin with an arrival in Canberra on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 October. "

Her Majesty will be in Canberra for three days and will leave by air for Sydney on Saturday 20 October. Her departure from Australia will be from Sydney on Monday 22 October after attending an evening function at the Opera House.

The Queen's program of engagements in Canberra is as follows:

Wednesday 17 October 1973

Afternoon Ceremonial arrival at RAAF Base, Canberra

Presentation of Ministers, df Parliament, Opposition at Government House

Presiding Officers Leaders and wives

Evening No official engagements ■ ■

Thursday 18 October 1973 '

Morning No official engagements

Lunch At Parliament House with Senators

(Wives included)

and Members

Afternoon No official engagements

r Evening Dinner at Go vernment House ·

Friday 19 October 1973 - ,

Morning No official engagements

Lunch At The Lodge .

Afternoon Her Majesty receives the Prime Minister at Government House

. Meeting with Executive Council .

Evening Attend Australian Ballet performance at Canberra Theatre.

Saturday 20 October 1973

Morning Ceremonial departure from Canberra for Sydney.

BACKGROUND NOTE: The Sydney program will be released separately by the Premier of New South Wales.

CANBERRA. A.C.T.