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03 February 2004
2/2004
Miniature Sheet

Tasmania 1804-2004 - Miniature Sheet

Australia
This issue commemorates the February 1804 settlement of Hobart Town. The stamps and miniature sheet use the John Glover painting Mount Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point; an Olegas Truchanas photograph, Mountains upon mountains; the heritage listed homestead

TASMANIA 1804-2004  

TASMANIA 1804-2004

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The miniature sheet juxtaposes the stamp designs with the two maps reinforcing the vision of Tasmania in space and time. At the left is an historic Alex Finlay engraved map dated 1841; at the right a modern satellite image of the island state. (Alex Findlay engraved map from the Allport Library and Museum Collection, Hobart. Satellite image reproduced courtesy of Geoimage Pty Ltd, QLD .)

Technical Information

Issue date....................... 3 February 2004
Designer ........................ Lynda Warner, Hobart
Miniature sheet size ........ 135 x 72 mm
Printer (all)...................... SNP Sprint
Paper (all)) ..................... Tullis Russell
Printing process .............. Lithography
National postmark ........... Hobart TAS 7000
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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