On Sunday, 28 September 1969, at about 10:50am, a meteorite shower fell around the town of Murchison, some 160 kilometres north of Melbourne, Victoria.
The stamp design combines a photographic portrait of each explorer with a chart in the background that focuses on a relevant area of the island for each expedition.
This stamp issue celebrates more than 100 years of Australian mapping of the Antarctic continent, from Mawson’s early surveys to the computer-assisted maps of the 1990s.
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