P00942.001

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ID number P00942.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

SYDNEY, NSW. 1970-05-03. TWELVE YEARS OLD KERRY BADCOE IS PRESENTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II, WATCHED BY PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF KINGSFORD SMITH AIRPORT. KERRY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MAJOR PETER JOHN BADCOE (1934-67) WHO WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR GALLANTRY IN VIETNAM. SHE HAD APPROACHED THE PRIME MINISTER REQUESTING AN INVITATION TO MEET THE QUEEN AND WAS FLOWN BY THE PM TO SYDNEY AS PART OF HIS OFFICIAL PARTY. (DONOR T. KELTON)