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Citizenship ceremony of the 1950s

A citizenship ceremony of the 1950s, complete with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II between the Australian and British flags, citizenship certificates also featuring an image of the Queen, and presentation eucalypt seedlings. These symbols show that Australian citizens were also British subjects from the passage of the Citizenship Act 1949 until an amendment in 1973.