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Transcript 2677

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON WILLIAM, MCMAHON CH MP IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CANBERRA - ROYAL VISIT - 20 SEPTEMBER 1972

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 20/09/1972

Release Type: Statement in Parliament

Transcript ID: 2677

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT. HON.
WILLIAM McMAHON, CH, 14P, IN THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES, CANBERRA
ROYAL VISIT SEPTEMBER, 1972
I wish to inform the House that it is being announced today
from Buckingham Palace that The Queen will open the Sydney Opera
House on Saturday 20 October, 1973.
The announcement arises from an invitation which as Prime
Minister of Australia I was most happy to convey to Her Majesty
with the full support and concurrence of the Premier of New South
Wales. Her Majesty's visit will be a short one, limited to a brief
stay in Canberra and then her visit to Sydney. It will follow the
pattern of Royal visits for specific purposes in this case the
opening of the Opera House.
The likely dates are arrival on Wednesday 17 October and
departure on Sunday 21 October.
The opening of the Sydney Opera House will be a great national
and international occasion, and it is fitting that Her Majesty will
be here to perform the ceremony.
I share with the Premier of New South Wales great pleasure
that Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Australia
for this purpose. I am sure they will be most warmly welcomed.

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