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12 July 2001
12/2001
Definitive Issue

Panoramas of Australia

Australia
These four stamps (one each 50c, $1.00, $1.50, and $20.00) extend the International Stamp range. Australia Post released the range in July 2000 to enable Australia Post to comply with the then new Australian tax legislation.

Three of the four new designs (50c, $1.00 and $1.50) replace stamp designs of equivalent denominations from that original International Stamp issue (Great Southern Land, July 2000).

The $20.00 Uluru, NT stamp completes the definitive range. Its introduction is in response to operational needs for a large denomination stamp for international post, including parcels.

Stamps in the international definitive range feature a distinctive shape and carry International Post branding. The stamp

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW  

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

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The dramatic sandstone rock formation known as the Three Sisters is located within the Blue Mountains Park region, a one million hectare reserve 100 km west of Sydney. These mountains

Murrumbidgee River, ACT  

Murrumbidgee River, ACT

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One of Australia's major rivers, the Murrumbidgee flows 1600 km from its headwaters in Kosciusko National Park to join the Murray River near Balranald, NSW. On its way the Murrumbidgee courses through 66 km of some of the most spectacular country in the Australian Capital Territory. Cliffs, gorges and natural beaches provide settings for picnics and swimming. To ensure conservation of the natural beauty, wildlife and resources of the river, the Murrumbidgee River is protected near Canberra by the Murrumbidgee River Corridor.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, QLD  

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, QLD

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The Northern Queensland coastal town of Port Douglas is located 70 km north of Cairns. It is situated at the end of a peninsula, with one side forming a natural harbour and the other the impressive sweep of Four Mile Beach. Port Douglas is the closest town in Australia to the Great Barrier Reef, the outer edge of which is accessible by foot at low tide. To the north, the town is also close to the lush, green coastal strip of the Daintree National Park.

Uluru, NT  

Uluru, NT

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The monolithic sandstone rock, Uluru, is surely the most recognisable of Australia

Technical Information

Denominations ..................One x 50c, $1.00, $1.50, $20.00
Photography:
The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW J.P. and E.S. Baker (ANT Photo Library)
Murrumbidgee River, ACT
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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