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15 July 2008
16/2008
Commemorative Issue

100 Years of Quarantine

Australia
This commemorative stamp marks the centenary of the Quarantine Act, passed by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in 1908 to protect Australians from contagious diseases and the country's industries from destructive pests and animals. The Act led to the first federal quarantine service being established on 1 July 1909.

The greatest test of this newly formed government service was to come a decade later. In 1919, following the Great War of 1914

Quarantine Matters  

Quarantine Matters

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2008-07-15
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2008-08-12
Denominations: One x 50c
Designer: Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Energi Print
Printer (self-adhesive): Pemara
Paper: Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive): 40080 WLK1 B90
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Performations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet Layout: Sheetlet of 10
National Postmark: Canberra, ACT 2600
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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