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25 May 2010
12/2010
Commemorative Issue

Australian World Heritage Sites

Australia
This issue features four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia. They are the Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, Mount Warning in the Gondwana Rainforests, and the Tasmanian Wilderness.

Purnululu National Park  

Purnululu National Park

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Purnululu National Park in Western Australia was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003 as an outstanding example containing the major stages in the Earth

Kakadu National Park  

Kakadu National Park

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Kakadu National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in three stages over 11 years, and is included for its natural and cultural values. Kakadu is located in the tropical north of Australia, some 130 kilometres east of Darwin, and covers 19,804 square kilometres.

Gondwana Rainforests  

Gondwana Rainforests

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The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia were first inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986. They include discontinuous rainforest that occurs in New South Wales and south-east Queensland, surrounded by eucalypt forest and agricultural lands. They contain an almost complete record of the major evolution of plant life on Earth.

Tasmanian Wilderness  

Tasmanian Wilderness

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Covering approximately 20 per cent of the state, the Tasmanian Wilderness is one of three temperate wilderness areas remaining in the southern hemisphere. It contains rocks from almost every geological period and it is recognised as an

Cancellation Stamps

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Australian World Heritage Sites

Technical Information

Issue date ......................... 25 May 2010
FDI withdrawal date .......... 22 June 2010
Denominations .................. 2 x 55c, 2 x $1.10
Stamp/product design ....... Sharon Rodziewicz,
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer ............................... McKellar Renown
Paper (gummed, s/a) ......... Tullis Russell
B100 s/a and B90 stamp paper
Printing process ................ Lithography
Stamp size ........................ 26mm x 37.5mm, 37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations ....................... 14.6 x 13.86, 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout ..................... Sheets of 50
National postmark ............. Katherine, NT 0850
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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