philatelism.com terms of use | contact us | links | home
Search Stamps: search
results per page:                browse
17 May 2011
13/2011
Commemorative Issue

Farming Australia: Native Plants

Australia
This issue represents four of Australia

Eucalyptus Oil  

Eucalyptus Oil

:

The eucalyptus oil industry, which began in 1852 in Victoria, has been called the first truly Australian industry. Today Australia accounts for only 10 per cent of the total world production, but it is regaining some of the market share for medicinal oil lost to China. Australian oil derives from the Blue Mallee, grown mainly in central Victoria with some production in NSW. Eucalyptus oil has a wide range of industrial and medicinal uses.

Australian Honey  

Australian Honey

:

The honey industry is worth about $50 million annually of which around 50 per cent is exported. Bees are declining worldwide and consequently Australian honey is highly sought after. While the honey bee Apismellifera is not native to Australia (introduced in 1822) 80 per cent of honey is derived from native flora such as eucalyptus flowers. Honey is produced in every state and territory, with 45 per cent coming from NSW.

Macadamia Nuts  

Macadamia Nuts

:

Australia is the world's largest producer of macadamia nuts, with the industry currently worth around $110.7 million. NSW accounts for more than 60 percent of production and Queensland for around 40 per cent. There is also a tiny industry in Tasmania. Around 75 per cent of Australian macadamia nuts are exported.

Tea Tree Oil  

Tea Tree Oil

:

A potent natural compound with antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, Tea tree oil is our second most successful native horticultural industry (after macadamias), earning around $30 million annually. The tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia is native to the northern rivers region of NSW. Main Camp in northern NSW is the world's largest tea tree plantation.

Technical Information

Issue date: 17 May 2011
Issue withdrawal date: 30 November 2011
FDI withdrawal date: 14 June 2011
Denominations: 4 x 60c
Stamp design: Wayne Rankin
Product design: Sharon Rodziewicz
Printer: McKellar Renown
Paper - gummed: Tullis Russell
Paper - s/a: B100 & B90
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
Sheetlet size: 95mm x 150mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Modules of 50
National postmark: New Farm, QLD 4005
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
philatelism.com - Last Updated (UTC Time) - 2018-03-23 15:38:48
Design & Programming & Copyright © 2006-2018 Andreas Liverdos. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer: Use of this site implies acceptance of its terms of use. The text on this site does not necessarily represent the view or opinion of the site owner.