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16 August 2001
14/2001
Commemorative Issue

Australia-Sweden Joint Issue

Australia
This issue, jointly released by Australia and Sweden, features botanist and adventurer, Daniel Solander (1733-1782). Swedish born Solander travelled as a naturalist with Cook and Banks on the Endeavour. The issue includes first day covers (Australia and Joint), stamp packs (Australia and Joint), and a set of two maximum cards.

Although now remembered as Cook

Image of Daniel Solander  

Image of Daniel Solander

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The 45c stamp features an image of Daniel Solander based on a portrait attributed to William Parry ARA (courtesy the Linnean Society of London) and a watercolour illustration of of Barringtonia calyptrata (based on sketches by Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour illustrator, courtesy Natural History Museum, London).

Watercolour Illustration of Cochlospermum Gillivraei  

Watercolour Illustration of Cochlospermum Gillivraei

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The $1.50 stamp features a watercolour illustration of Cochlospermum Gillivraei (also based on sketches by Sydney Parkinson and courtesy Natural History Museum, London) and a Sydney Parkinson drawing of the Endeavour caught on the reef near Endeavour River, north Queensland (courtesy University of Melbourne Archives).

Technical Information

Issue date ..........................16 August 2001
Denominations ..................One x 45c, one x 1.50
Designer ............................Melinda Coombes, Melbourne
Engraver
Australian stamps ..........Czeslaw Slania
Sweden
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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