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QUEEN TO HONOUR DAVID COLLINS
Hobart was born here
HISTORICALLY, February 20, 1954, will be the most joy.
om, most important day eoer to dawn on Tasmania.
. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II-the first reigning monarch
ever to visit us-will be given a mighty welcome as she sets foot on Tasmanian soil.....
. Exactly 150 years to the day since Lieut.-Col. David Collins
founded Hobart in the name of the British Crown. A great and hanny coincidence!
Her Majesty will honour Hobart's sesquicentenary to- morrow, when, at 3.50 p.m.,
she will unveil the memorial ] which will commemorate the city's 150th anniversary.
This will climax the sesqui- < centenary year, a period of
State '- wide celebrations, which is second only to the Eloy al tour in scale arid im- portance. .. 7
The memoiial is of Tas- manian red granite, a rock of enduring beauty and strength, symbolic of the spiritual and physical ties vith the Home country which bind and encourage us.
Collins landed at Sullivans Cove on February 20, 1804, to establish the first permanent
settlement in Van Diemen's Land.
And tomoi*row, 150 years later, the Queen will have travelled 13,000 miles in hon- ouring the memory of Tas- mania's first Lieutenant-Gov-
She will be here both to honour Hobart's founder and to receive our homage and
1 0 ^Picture at left shows
an artist's impression of the sesquicentenary memorial as it may appear after the unveiling tomor