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23 March 2010
6/2010
Miniature Sheet

Come to the Show - Minisheet

Australia
The first agricultural society in Australia was formed in Hobart on 1 January 1822. Other Australian colonies soon followed, with agricultural shows being established in New South Wales 1822, Perth in 1829, Adelaide in 1839 and Port Phillip/Victoria in 1840. These societies took the lead in establishing agricultural shows and making them an indispensable part of Australian life.

Today, agricultural shows still play an important part in Australian life. More than six million people attend the 600-odd shows throughout Australia, where a variety of activities and exhibits take place and owners of livestock and well-groomed dogs, entrants in equestrian events, wood choppers, and cake makers and decorators vie to take out prestigious prizes. There is also the grand parade in which prize animals, led by their owners, fill the arena. These events play an important role in educating Australia

 

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Official FDC Come to the Show - Minisheet

Technical Information

Issue date ......................... 23 March 2010
FDI withdrawal date .......... 20 April 2010
Denominations .................. 5 x 55c
Stamp illustration .............. Stuart McLachlan Stamp typography/Product
design ................................ John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer ............................... McKellar
Paper (gummed, s/a) ......... Tullis Russell/B100 S/A stamp paper
Printing process ................ Lithography
Minisheet size ................... 170mm x 85mm
National postmark ............. Sydney, NSW 2000
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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