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03 March 2008
5/2008
Commemorative Issue

Gorgeous Australia

Australia
This new stamp issue has been produced to meet the needs of changes to the international postage rates. It also offers the opportunity to convey engaging and interesting images of Australia to those receiving mail overseas.

Grose River Gorge, NSW  

Grose River Gorge, NSW

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This gorge is located in the popular Blue Mountains National Park, part of the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains Area, west of Sydney. The Grose River, one of two river systems that dissect the Blue Mountains plateau, has cut a deep and meandering route, creating walls that in places tower to around 500 metres. The image on the stamp shows Hanging Rock

Walpa Gorge, NT  

Walpa Gorge, NT

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Walpa Gorge is located in the World Heritage-listed Kata Tjuta

Katherine Gorge, NT  

Katherine Gorge, NT

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The Katherine Gorge is located in the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, about 300 kilometres south of Darwin, in the Northern Territory. While its name suggests it is a single gorge, it is in fact a series of 13 canyons separated by rapids that run some 12 kilometres. The waters of the Katherine River have carved the 60 metre high walls of the canyon through a sandstone plateau, in a geological process that is estimated to have begun some 23 million years ago. The site bears paintings by ancestors of the traditional Jawoyn owners and boat cruises provide tourists with magnificent landscape views.

Geikie Gorge, WA  

Geikie Gorge, WA

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The Geikie Gorge is located in north-western Western Australia, near Fitzroy Crossing, and is a spectacular feature of the Kimberley. It was named after Sir Archibald Geikie, a prominent British geologist, in 1883; its traditional Bunuba name is Darngku. This 14 kilometre gorge has walls 30 to 50 metres high, created by the Fitzroy River, which travels through the limestone territory of the Geikie and Oscar Ranges. The river has cut through a Devonian period (406

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2008-03-03
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2008-03-31
Denominations: One each $1.35, $2.00, $2.70 & $4.00
Designer: Sally Piskuric, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: SEP Sprint
Printer (self-adhesive): McKellar
Paper: Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive): B100
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 26mm x 37.5mm, 37.5mm x 26mm
Performations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet Layout: 50/two panes of 25
Special Feature: Change to size of blue international indicator
National Postmark: Halls Gap VIC 3381
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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