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Hotel Canberra, Canberra, Australia - circa 1927

Hotel Canberra, Canberra, Australia - circa 1927



This postcard must have been produced at the time of the Royal Visit by the Duke and Duchess of York.

The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Founded by Ernest Anton, the sixth duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, it is the royal house of several European monarchies, and branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. It succeeded the House of Hanover as monarchs in the British Empire following the death of Queen Victoria. The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. Windsors were originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha that have provided five British monarchs to date, including four kings and the present queen, Elizabeth II. The name had a long association with the monarchy in Britain.




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Kaye, (Aussie~mobs), a "passionate collector and preserver of vintage photographs, especially those taken in Australia."

Copyright info

Australia: For non-government photographs: if taken before 1 May 1969, copyright expires 50 years form the year taken. For government works, in or before 1969, copyright expires after 50 years.