Her Majesty opens the Federal Parliament 9 May 1988
Written by ACM   
Friday, 09 May 2014
On the 9 May 1988, Queen Elizabeth II opened the new Parliament House on Capitol Hill as planned by Walter Burley Griffin, Canberra. ( Read more to see and hear her superb and moving speech) 
 
On the same day in 1927, her father King George VI had opened the provisional Parliament House and the capital then moved to Canberra. 

Her grandfather later King George V had, on the same day in 1901, opened the first sittings of the new Federal Parliament in Melbourne, the provisional capital.
The Crown has been with us since the foundation of modern Australia.



 

 

 

 

Photo: On the 9 May 1988, Queen Elizabeth II opened the new Parliament House as planned by Walter Burley Griffin on Capitol Hill, Canberra.  On the same day in 1927, her father King George VI had opened the provisional Parliament House and the capital then moved to Canberra.The Crown has been with us since the foundation of modern Australia   [Opening of Parliament House by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 9 May 1988 (1994), by Marcus Beilby (1951)]
[Opening of Parliament House by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 9 May 1988 (1994), by Marcus Beilby (1951)]