The Coronation of our beloved King George VI who gave singular leadership to the Commonwealth in the dark days of the war, particularly when the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India and the Empire were almost alone against the totalitarian powers intent on snuffing out freedom everywhere.
Our Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, is seated in front of The King. The King is between his mother, Queen Mary and his wife, Queen Elizabeth.
Behind The King is the Duke of Gloucester, with the Duchess to the left of Queen Mary. They came to Australia through dangerous seas in wartime for the Duke to become our Governor-General.
The Duke of Kent, earlier proposed as our Governor-General, is to the right of Queen Elizabeth. He was killed in an airline crash on military service in 1942.
There are several members of European Royal Houses here, many later expelled by the Nazis and some after the war by Soviet puppet communist governments which imposed so called peoples republics on the people.