It's been one year since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died. Photographer David Paterson documented public reactions and these images have been added to our collection.
The death of the Queen held significant emotional weight for many Australians; it was a time marked by national grieving for some and a reminder of British colonial rule over Australia and its continuing impact for others.
Paterson captured some of the official ceremonial events, including the 96-gun salute and condolence books at Parliament House, as well as moments of solemnity at Government House. He also documented the anti-monarchy protests outside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The collection features prominent Ngambri activist Leah House and Gomeroi and Wiradjuri activist Murriguel Coe, both of whom delivered speeches at the rally.
These photographs capture a major historical event and also illustrate the how we collect today what will be important tomorrow.