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Queen Elizabeth II at Cambridge Town Hall, 1950s

Quiz – Busy Lizzies

Use your research skills to answer these questions using the Museum’s website. Each question features a real life Elizabeth from Cambridge’s histories. Top tip: use quotation marks in the Search
bar e.g. “Queen Elizabeth”.

Download the quiz sheet here







Answers available at cambridgemuseum/elizabeth-answers



30 minute activity


  1. In December 1900 the residents of the Fencourt Estate (which had been subdivided by the Government) petitioned the Auckland Education Board for a school to supply the needs of the new settlers. The reserved site was 3 acres 14 perches. A building 24′ x 14′ with a porch of 7’6″ x 6’6″ was erected at a cost of £215 including furniture, and was opened on 4 February 1902. There were 23 pupils under Miss Blanche Carnachan. When did Margaret Elizabeth O’Keefe enrol at the school?


  1. In May 1906 it was reported that ‘Mrs Elizabeth McKenzie, relict of the late Captain Murdoch McKenzie, passed away peacefully at the Cambridge residence of her son in law (Mr R J Roberts).’ What does the term ‘relict’ mean?


  1. When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Phillip came to Cambridge on New Year’s Day 1954 what did they receive?


  1. In 1919 the Cambridge district was honoured when the President of the Cambridge Women’s Patriotic and War Relief Committee was one of four New Zealand women to receive the ‘Medal of Queen Elizabeth’ of Belgium. Who was the President that received the Medal?


  1. In October 1909 at ‘Woodford’ Taotaoroa Miss Elizabeth Brunskill married John R E Overton. What was Miss Brunskill’s second name?


  1. The Coronation and Royal Visit Steps were let for tender to A R Hoyle in 1956. They were built to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and her visit to New Zealand in 1953-4. When were the steps opened?


  1. Mary Watt was one of the five Nurses who left from the Cambridge district to serve overseas during World War One. Who were her parents?


  1. Elizabeth Main’s grave is at the Tamahere Cemetery. When did she die?


  1. In Cambridge in 1893 there were 225 women registered on the Electoral Roll. How many of these women had Elizabeth as a first or second name?


  1. In 1977 Lily Saunders was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for community work. What medal was she awarded in 1991?


Answers available at cambridgemuseum/elizabeth-answers