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Travel: Australia to England

The Beatles were taken by Rolls-Royce to Brisbane Airport early in the morning. From there they caught a Qantas-V flight to Sydney, the first leg of their long journey back to England. Read more »

Live: Festival Hall, Melbourne

At 8am on the morning of 15 June 1964, Jimmie Nicol left the Southern Cross Hotel on Bourke Street, Melbourne. Accompanied by Brian Epstein, he was driven to the airport where he was given a final agreed fee of £500, as well as a gold watch with the engraving: "To Jimmy, with appreciation and gratitude - Brian Epstein and The Beatles." Read more »

Ringo Starr gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia

Ringo Starr arrived in Sydney on the morning of 14 June 1964, following a long flight from London Airport via San Francisco. He spent less than two hours in the city before catching a connecting flight to Melbourne, where he was reunited with the other Beatles. Read more »

The Beatles arrive in Australia

The Beatles flew from Hong Kong to Sydney, stopping en route in Darwin to allow their aeroplane to refuel. Although it was an unscheduled stop, 400 fans were waiting as they landed in Darwin at 2.35am. Read more »

Interview in Hong Kong

The Beatles took a flight to Sydney, Australia, the day after their two shows at Hong Kong's Princess Theatre. They were joined by Australian disc jockey Bob Rogers, who accompanied them throughout this leg of the tour. Read more »

Recording: Messages to Australia, Hold Me Tight, Don’t Bother Me, Little Child, I Wanna Be Your Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

As with the previous day, two recording sessions at Abbey Road took place, with work on the With The Beatles LP and some messages to the group's Australian fans. The sessions took place from 2.30-6.30pm, and 7-11.30pm. Read more »