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03 August 2010
20/2010
Commemorative Issue

Burke and Wills: 150 Years

Australia
On 20 August 1860, the Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria. The explorers hoped to be the first Europeans to cross Australia from the south to the north.

While the explorers reached the Gulf, the expedition ended in tragedy. Physically exhausted from their journey, they hoped to find William Brahe and much needed help and supplies at Cooper

Return from Gulf  

Return from Gulf

Towards Mt Hopeless  

Towards Mt Hopeless

Crossing Australia  

Crossing Australia

Leaving Melbourne  

Leaving Melbourne

Technical Information

Issue date.......................... 3 August 2010
FDI withdrawal date........... 31 August 2010
Denominations................... 2 x 60c, 2 x $1.20
Stamp/product design....... John White, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer................................ McKellar Renown
Paper (gummed, s/a).......... Tullis Russell
B100 s/a and B90 s/a stamp paper
Printing process................. Lithography
Stamp size......................... 37.5mm x 26mm
Perforations........................ 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout ...................... Modules of 50 (2 x 25 se-tenant)
National postmark.............. Parkville, Vic 3052
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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