Investiture, Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1963, Government House, Sydney.

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Title

Investiture, Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1963, Government House, Sydney.

Subject

knighthood, Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth, Investiture, New South Wales, NSW, Coat of Arms, New Coat of Arms, ceremony, Duke, dubbing, Duke of Edinburgh, sword, Sydney

Description

This photograph from 1963 shows Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and other dignatories, knighting someone at Government House in Sydney. The photograph depicts the action of 'dubbing', a light blow with the flat side of the sword to the recipient knight, usually to both shoulders. Dubbing is an essential part of the public ceremony. Such ceremonies and the many orders of knighthood date to the medieval period.

Creator

Australian Photographic Agency

Source

State Library of New South Wales

Publisher

Australian Photographic Agency

Date

February, 1963

Rights

State Library of New South Wales, 2007

Format

Hyperlink; Photograph

Files

Citation

“Investiture, Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1963, Government House, Sydney.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 8, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/155.