Stamp Bulletin 348
Welcome to this edition of the Stamp Bulletin and a range of collectables for everyone. We have presented all of the products released this September in a separate edition with October releases to be sent to you next month.
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This edition begins with a stamp issue that takes a closer look at Heard Island, part of the Australian external territory of Heard Island and McDonald Island (HIMI) located in the middle of the vast Southern Ocean. This large island offers a breeding sanctuary for a number of seal and penguin species. We also identify Australia’s rich cultural legacy associated with the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) with a stamp issue in September, AAT Cultural Heritage. The three stamps in the issue present artefacts from three main historical periods that link to themes such as exploration and science.
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia’s first satellite, the WRESAT (Weapons Research Establishment Satellite), from the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia. The launch was made possible through assistance by an American-led research program and the offer of a launch vehicle. The single stamp by designer Nigel Buchanan will be released 12 September and is printed in a sheetlet of 10.
A further stamp issue for Norfolk Island provides a glimpse into the past and the convict heritage associated with the territory. The Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property encompasses 11 sites around Australia and its territories, including the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area located on Norfolk Island. The New Gaol, completed in 1847, replaced the previously built and flood-prone gaol located closer to the foreshore.
This edition of the Bulletin also presents new individual stamp packs for everyone to collect and enjoy!