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01 May 2002
7/2002
Definitive Issue

International Panoramas

Australia
The definitive range of International stamps was introduced in 2000. The stamps in the range are a distinctive shape and carry International Post branding.

The new designs replace existing stamps of the same denomination:

  • Walker Flat SA replaces Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Mt Roland TAS replaces Murrumbidgee River, ACT
  • Cape Leveque WA replaces Port Douglas, QLD
The new stamps continue the original theme with images that emphasise Australia

Walker Flat, Murray River, South Australia  

Walker Flat, Murray River, South Australia

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Walker Flat is situated on the Murray River approximately midway between Mannum and Swan Reach. The Murray River flows 650 km through South Australia and provides domestic water to Adelaide and many country towns. The photograph features the paddleboat Coonawarra which took part in the first official paddle steamer race held in South Australia in the 20th century.

Paddle steamers have plied the full length of the Murray for over a hundred years, carrying a range of goods including wool and wheat. It was at the Noa-No landing, only minutes from Mannum, that William Randell launched his paddle steamer Mary Ann in 1853, the first paddle steamer on the Murray River in South Australia. Increasingly the river is a tourist attraction and is home to abundant wildlife, historic towns, rich vineyards and orchards.

Mt Roland, Tasmania  

Mt Roland, Tasmania

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Mount (Mt) Roland, in the striking Western Tiers, is situated near the town of Deloraine, a picturesque rural community half way between Launceston and Devonport in Tasmania. Mt Roland is 1234 m at the summit. Deloraine, with a population of over two thousand people has been classified by the National Trust as a town of historical significance.

In 1823 Governor Sorell sent Captain Rolland to explore the area to find suitable agricultural land. This expedition led to the opening up of the area and the naming of Mt Roland in honour of the Captain. Despite the problems with bushrangers and transport, settlement grew rapidly in the 1850s following changes to the law which allowed land to be purchased for as little as one pound per acre. The State

Cape Leveque, Western Australia  

Cape Leveque, Western Australia

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Cape Leveque, situated on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley, is one of the only places in Australia where the desert meets the sea. The Kimberley region, in the far northwest of Western Australia, is vast. It covers nearly 423,000 km2 and has a population of just 25,000 people. The coastline is a mosaic of colour

Technical Information

Issue date ..........................1 May 2002
Denominations....................One x 50c, one x $1.00, one x $1.50
Photographers:
Walker Flat Ron Ryan/Coo-ee Pictures
Mt Roland J P & E S Baker/ANT Photo Library
Cape Leveque Mark Lang/Wildlight
Designer ............................Belinda Marshall, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer (gummed) ................SNP Ausprint
Paper (gummed) ................De La Rue
Printer (self-adhesive)..........SNP Ausprint
Paper (self-adhesive) ..........JAC B100
Stamp size..........................42.63 x 18.75 mm
Perforations ........................14.55 x 13.87
Sheet layout........................Modules of 50, no gutter
Special features ..................First mixed denomination booklet
National postmark ..............Deloraine TAS 7304
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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