Norfolk Island Flowers

Release date: 18 July 2017

Norfolk Island is located in the Pacific Ocean around 1,400 kilometres east of the Australian mainland. Together with small islets Phillip Island and Nepean Island it forms one of Australia’s external territories.

Around 200 plants are native to Norfolk Island, including 45 that are endemic. This stamp issue showcases two native flowering plants from the region, both of which are from the hibiscus family.

The stamps

$2 Lagunaria patersonia

A medium to large tree, Lagunaria patersonia is covered in small pink and mauve flowers in spring and summer. This common tree is also native to Lord Howe Island and is cultivated in many parts of the world.

$1 Hibiscus insularis

Endemic to Phillip Island, the critically endangered Hibiscus insularis has also been planted widely on Norfolk Island. This large shrub flowers for most of the year, bearing beautiful cream to light green blooms with a dark magenta centre that turn pinkish or purple as it ages.

Additional products

  • Minisheet
  • First day cover (blank, gummed, minisheet)

Technical specifications

  • Issue date

    18 July 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date

    15 August 2017
  • Denominations

    1 x $1, 1 x $2
  • Stamp design

    Sharon Rodziewicz
  • Product design

    Sharon Rodziewicz
  • Printer

  • Paper (gummed)

    Tullis Russell Red Phos
  • Printing process

    Offset lithography
  • Stamp size

    37.5mm x 26mm
  • Perforations

    13.86 x 14.6
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • FDI postmark

    Norfolk Island, NSW 2899
  • Issue withdrawal date

    31 January 2018
*This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.