Photograph 7428069
Brisbane's Festival of Immigration (May 31 to June 6, 1959) was one of the most colourful features of the Centenary Year celebrations. The years marked 100 years of self-government for the state. Highlights of the week were a concert by new settlers in the festival hall and a mass Naturalisation ceremony for 629 new citizens in the City Hall. Nearly 300 migrants took part in the concert. During the festival week, a delegation of 12 representing Queensland new settlers presented an address of Loyalty to the Queen to the Acting Premier (Mr Morris). Here the address is read by Mr R Pawlyszn

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A12111, 1/1959/17/52
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