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I have always looked forward to my first visit to this country, but now there is the added satisfaction for me that I am able to meet my Australian people as their Queen I am proud indeed to be at the head of a nation that has achieved so much.  Standing at last on Australian soil, on this spot that is the birthplace of the nation, I want to tell you all how happy I am to be amongst you, and how much I look forward to my journey through Australia.

HM Queen Elizabeth II, Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour, 3 February 1954, quoted in Warhaft, S. (ed.), Well May We Say The Speeches that Made Australia, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2004, pp.543-544

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