Overview

The external territory of Norfolk Island incorporates the main island and two small uninhabited islands: Phillip Island and Nepean Island. Phillip Island, which was named in 1788 for Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, lies six kilometres south of Norfolk Island, is volcanic in origin and has an area of 190 hectares. It is included in Norfolk Island National Park.

From the 1790s, introduced animals caused significant erosion to the fragile vegetation and soil structure of Phillip Island. Rabbits were successfully eradicated in 1988 and the island is now free of feral animals. Regeneration programs are now rehabilitating and protecting Phillip Island, which is an important breeding site for seabirds and home to rare flora and fauna, including endemic plants, two reptile species and the Phillip Island centipede.

Technical specifications

Issue date
9-July-2019
Issue withdrawal date
31-January-2020
Denomination
1 x $1, 1 x $2
Stamp and minisheet design
Stacey Zass, page12 design
Stamp photography
Ian Rolfe
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
Printer
RA Printing
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
37.5 x 26
Perforations
13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout
Modules of 50
FDI Postmark
Norfolk Island, NSW 2899
FDI withdrawal date
7-August-2019

Stamps in this issue

$1 - Phillip Island colours

The red subsoil on Phillip Island is the result of exposure through erosion. The colours vary from pink, red and orange to purple, depending on light conditions.

$2 - Phillip Island viewed from the mainland

The volcanic Phillip Island lies six kilometres away from the verdant main island of Norfolk Island and can be seen from the mainland.

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Set of stamps:

Set of Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamps

This set of stamps contains the two stamps from the Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamp issue.

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Minisheet:

Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes minisheet

The Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes minisheet consists of the two stamps from the issue incorporated into a miniature stamp sheet.

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Gutter strip 10 x $1:

Gutter strip 10 x $1 Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $1 stamps from the Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamp issue.

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Gutter strip 10 x $2:

Gutter strip 10 x $2 Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamps

The gutter strip consists of 10 x $2 stamps from the Norfolk Island: Phillip Island Landscapes stamp issue.

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