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Queen in Australia

Paul was 12 years old in 1954 when a young Queen Elizabeth visited Sydney. 

He was in the muster of school children who were bussed in to see her Royal cavalcade.

To this day, a keen admirer of Her Majesty, he recently fossicked around in his sketchbooks of that year, thoughtfully preserved by his mother and retrieved these youthful drawings, which were among a number created very quickly in that milling throng of cheering children.

This month Her Majesty celebrates her Diamond Jubilee amid universal jubilation in The UK and overseas.

There is no retirement for this lady who at the time these drawings were made had dedicated her life to service and continues to be part of our lives.

She continues to be an inspiration to those who value continuity and dedication to duty.