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Blog post from Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

On this day, 50 years ago, on 11th June 1964, the Beatles arrived in Australia.

The State Library of New South Wales holds a collection of photographs depicting their arrival and the press conference. Ringo Starr was ill in a London hospital and does not appear in these photographs, but he was discharged that day so he could fly to Australia and rejoin the group in Melbourne.

These photographs are still in copyright to the Australian Photographic Agency and any use must acknowledge Australian Photographic Agency, State Library of NSW.