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Prime Minister Harold Holt and Zara Holt welcome Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Prince Charles to dinner at The Lodge on Sunday, 3 April 1966.

Prime Minister Harold Holt and Zara Holt welcome Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Prince Charles to dinner at The Lodge on Sunday, 3 April 1966.


NAA: A2405, RT2/162

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"Government has to be in the interests of the whole of humanity ... It is for the common good, not for speculative purposes."

Andrew Fisher, 1910