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Official party entering Parliament House for the swearing in of Paul Hasluck as Governor-General

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Title: Official party entering Parliament House for the swearing in of Paul Hasluck as Governor-General
Date: 1969
Keywords: ceremonies, democracy, government, governors, politics, Westminster system, Black Rod, governors-general, Usher of the Black Rod, Gorton
Record creator: Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra
Reference: A1200, L80915

Official Party entering Parliament House for the swearing in of Paul Hasluck as Governor General


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This is a black-and-white photograph showing the official government party about to enter (Old) Parliament House in Canberra for the swearing in of Paul Hasluck as Governor-General in 1969. The photograph shows the Usher of the Black Rod leading the official party, including Sir Paul Hasluck (immediately behind the Usher), Prime Minister John Gorton (behind Hasluck) and Gorton's wife, Bettina Gorton. They are watched by military personnel standing to attention. Mount Ainslie and Lake Burley Griffin can be seen in the background.

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