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DAY OF HOMAGE
On the day of the royal visit in 1954 The Herald carried a poem,
Day of Homage, by Ian Healy, on its front page.
"I am a city wishing that today
I could be beautiful. If it were so,
Then I would garland trees down long green lanes
And show you soaring pala ces of gla ss
And glistening comm erce set in downy grass,
And by a blue, blue harbour I would strew your way
With tribute of a thousand gardens ,
Were I beautiful today.
Some cities have a violent role to play
Thus it is mine to turn the colliery wheel,
To load the ships and pour the molten steel;
My trees are chimn eys and my comm erce grim ed,
Grit is my garde n and its perfume smoke,
My harbour's brown, my love and life are timed
By hoots and whistles.
So, though I'm young
And strong and proud and yours ,
I am not lovely a s the lovely are.
Yet know this from my heart; Today,
If it could be, I would be beautiful."
light blue dress, with her husband and companion at her side, and their prayer
that she shall be blessed, which is the message of the anthem, will no longer be
“It was fully the memorable day that had long been awaited.”
The ﬁrst visit by a member of the royal family to Newcastle was in May, 1868,
when the Duke of Edinburgh arrived on the steamship Morpeth. The Newcastle
Chronicle reported that he was greeted by “between 8000 and 10,000
Shortly after the 1901 death of Queen Victoria, the Duke and Duchess of
Cornwall and York arrived in Australia to open the ﬁrst federal parliament in
Melbourne, and managed a quick visit to Newcastle on May 25, 1901. They saw
very little and departed in 30 minutes, although as it was the Duchess’s birthday
the next day she was presented with a bouquet and a gold holder with her
monogram worked in opals, and attached to the holder were streamers and the
words: “From the women of Newcastle NSW. Many happy returns of the day.”
One of the couple’s sons, Edward, later King Edward VIII before becoming the
Duke of Windsor, visited Newcastle in 1920 and also managed to get to Maitland,
where 40,000 people turned out to greet him, and Lake Macquarie, where he
stayed overnight at Craig Royston, the Toronto home of a mine manager.
In April, 1927, there was a Newcastle visit by the Duke and Duchess of York
(later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, better known as the Queen Mother).
After their visit in 1954, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Newcastle in
1970, 1977, and 1988.
In 1970 the Queen opened the International Sports Centre before leaving on
the royal yacht Britannia from Newcastle Harbour, where a cheering and
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