The National Library of Australia, located in Canberra, was opened by Prime Minister John Gorton on the 15th of August, 1968.
The investiture of Prince Charles – first in line to the British throne – as Prince of Wales took place at Caernarfon Castle on the 3rd of July, 1969.
Despite the general popularity of the event, some Welsh people felt the investiture was a sign of the subjugation of Wales. A large protest was held several weeks before, on the 6th of March.
The entire event can be seen in footage from the BBC.
Newlay & Horsforth station in West Yorkshire photographed on the 26th of June, 1964. The line was later electrified, but this station closed the year after the pictures were taken.
These images were taken in Amsterdam on the 9th of June, 1960. The Bolshoi Ballet arrives in the Netherlands for an international tour.
The Soviets believed nobody could surpass them in the arts, however dancers of the Bolshoi (Moscow) and Kirov (Saint Petersburg) companies were not always allowed to leave the USSR. Some dancers defected, while others were considered unsuitable, such as superstar Maya Plisetskaya, a Lithuanian Jew whose family faced heavy persecution in Russia.
This photograph is dated the 20th of May, 1961, and is of Buckley Junction Station.
Buckley, a village in the Flintshire region of Wales, is known for its distinct dialect. The unique way of speech is dying out as people come and go from the area.
While the event, taking place in July, was generally welcomed, some Welsh people thought it was a symbol of their subjugation. A protest was held on the 6th of March.
The image was taken by Welsh photojournalist Geoff Charles.
The investiture took place at the same location as the protest: Caernarfon Castle.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet.
The movie premiered in London on the 4th of March, 1968.