Aboriginal dancers provided royal treat

Australian Aboriginal dancers in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, in May, 1987
Australian Aboriginal dancers in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, in May, 1987
A little fuzzy perhaps but here we see Portsdown Hill Road where it meets London Road. The George pub would be on the right behind the soldiers. 'Picture: Barry Cox Collection

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On May 13, 1787, 11 ships sailed from Portsmouth Harbour led by HMS Sirius to the unknown continent of Australia.

Two hundred years later Portsmouth and Australia celebrated the bicentenary.

This celebration was attended by the Queen, who was entertained by Aboriginal dancers from the Northern Territory in Guildhall Square.