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 ...
ID numberP00942.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionSYDNEY, 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)