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08 October 2013
/2013
Commemorative Issue

Historic Railway Stations

Australia
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, railways played an important role in transforming Australia into a nation by establishing a network of communications and trade throughout the continent.

Maryborough, Victoria  

Maryborough, Victoria

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When American writer Mark Twain visited Maryborough, Victoria, in 1895, he described it as a “railway station with a town attached”. Built in 1890 of red brick with stucco trimming, the station still hosts freight and passenger services.

Quorn, South Australia  

Quorn, South Australia

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The station at Quorn, South Australia, was constructed in 1916 of stone and brick and served as a junction for rail traffic travelling north–south and east–west.

Hay, NSW  

Hay, NSW

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The station at Hay, NSW, opened in 1882. It is an Italianate building constructed of bonded brick with a corrugated iron roof. Recently restored, it no longer functions as a railway station.

Normanton, Queensland  

Normanton, Queensland

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The Normanton railway station in Queensland, built around 1889, is historically important as a unique building in an isolated inland railway system.

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Historic Railway StationsOfficial FDC Historic Railway Stations

Technical Information

Issue date: 8 October 2013
FDI withdrawal: 6 November 2013
Denomination: 4 x 60c
Stamp illustration: Peter Edgeley
Stamp and product design: John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
Paper (s/a): Tullis Russell (B100 & B90 s/a)
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout: Module of 50 (block of 4)
National postmark: Normanton, Qld 4890
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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