Topic: Queen's Coronation Medal 1953

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Rotorua People Honoured by the Queen at her Coronation in 1953


Raniera Kingi Te Kahui Pokai
Private Selwyn Hemana   Alfred F. Moncur
Henry Tai Mitchell Paulette A. Leaning
Ethel Harriet Knap David D'Arcy Dun
James Zealand Mitchell Valetta Florence Sanders
Douglas Jervis

Albert Mason (Master Gunner)  

Aircommodore Theodore J McLean De Lange

Arthur P. Gainsford 

 Queen's Coronation Medal, 1953  

  "It was awarded to citizens of the British Commonwealth both military and civilian. Only 37 medals were issued with the names of the recipients engraved on them. These were awarded to the members of the British expedition which had reached the summit of Mount Everest on the morning of the Coronation ceremony. New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the two climbers who conquered the mountain, was knighted and received the Coronation Medal from the new Queen at Buckingham Palace several weeks later". For more information see this website

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