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Opening of Federal Parliament House and Royal Visit

NAT 1927

Canberra, 9th May 1927

Royal Visit May 1927 - mounted police riding past Naval amd Army formations outside Parliament House during rehearsal.
The National Archives of Australia

Parliament House was opened in Canberra in May 1927 by the Duke and Dutchess of York. The Prime Minister invited Australian States to participate in the policing of the event. Most states sent three constables and two detectives for duty, though the majority of the force came from New South Wales who policed Canberra at the time. Records indicate that over two hundred foot police and mounted police were on duty at the opening of Federal Parliament. Their royal highnesses went on tour around Australia and some of the police who were on duty for the opening of Federal Parliament then continued to assist with the Royal Tour.

Royal Visit, Perth 1927
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Stokes design for badge 1927
The opening of Federal Parliament, Canberra 1927
Transport in the National Capital
BSA Motor Cycles for Tasmanian Police
CIB Brisbane bombed
Commonwealth of Australia Police 1927
Commonwealth Police (FCT) formed on the 28th September 1927
Commonwealth Police in Canberra c1927
First Police Annual Picnic, Hobart
NSW Radio Control Room: VKG
Opening of Federal Parliament House