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02 May 2006
10/2006
Commemorative Issue

Lighthouses of the 20th Century

Australia
This issue follows the release of Lighthouses in Australia (2002) which focused on lighthouses built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since 1775 there has been a remarkable array of lighthouses, especially in terms of their architecture and construction.

There are some 400 lightstations around Australia today and all are fitted with an automatic light. Many of the lightstations in service were built in the 20th century and the stamps for this issue feature five of these remarkable structures.

Point Lonsdale, VIC (1902)  

Point Lonsdale, VIC (1902)

Cape Don, NT (1916)  

Cape Don, NT (1916)

Wollongong Head, NSW (1937)  

Wollongong Head, NSW (1937)

Casuarina Point, WA (1971)  

Casuarina Point, WA (1971)

Point Cartwright, QLD (1979)  

Point Cartwright, QLD (1979)

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2006-05-02
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2006-05-30
Denominations: 5 x 50c
Designer: Belinda Witkowski, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: SEP Sprint
Paper: Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive): B100/B90
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Performations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet Layout: 50
National Postmark: Beacon, WA 6472
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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