Saturday, April 25, 2009

Australia Post - 200 Years

Australia is celebrating 200 years of postal service this year.

Ten stamps have been released as part of Australia Post’s bicentenary celebrations. The stamps highlight the contribution the postal service has made to the lives of Australians.

The stamps, designed by Lynette Traynor of the Australia Post Design Studio, feature key historic moments including an illustration of the appointment of Australia’s first postmaster, archival photographs of early regional post offices, early air mail services to regional communities and the importance of the postie.

Australian postal services began in 1809 when former convict Isaac Nichols was appointed the nation’s first Post Master, establishing the first official post office from his home in Sydney.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM