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Platinum Jubilee celebration: Queen Elizabeth II visits Wagga on first royal tour of Australia, 1954

Hayley Wilkinson
By Hayley Wilkinson
Updated February 6 2022 - 7:23am, first published February 5 2022 - 6:30pm
ROYAL VISIT: Mayor of Wagga Alderman WF Dunne escorting Queen Elizabeth II towards Wagga's Memorial Gardens. Picture: Tom Lennon Collection, CSU Regional Archives.

FEBRUARY 6 marks 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II succeeded the Great British throne, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the Commonwealth.

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Hayley Wilkinson

Born and raised within the Riverina, Hayley launched her journalism career at The Daily Advertiser in September 2021. During her time she covered events, entertainment and human interest stories.