The year is 1954 and the Queen and Prince Philip have come to visit the Victorian town of Mildura and surrounds.
Donnie Byrne's mother, Nina Thomas, and the ladies from the Gardening Club had just finished decorating the dais with fake paper leaves and fake grapes to provide the atmosphere of the grape growing region.
Donnie remembers the day well and recalls how she waved and screamed with excitement as the Queen made her way around town.
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