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13 January 2015
1/2015
Commemorative Issue

Australian Native Animals

Australia
Echidna (Tachyglossus Aculeatus)  

Echidna (Tachyglossus Aculeatus)

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The Short-beaked Echidna feeds largely on ants and termites and is found throughout Australia. Like the Platypus (the only other monotreme), the Echidna lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young.

Common Wombat (Vombatus Ursinus)  

Common Wombat (Vombatus Ursinus)

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The stocky Common Wombat is found in the south-eastern parts of Australia.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus)  

Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus)

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Like the Common Wombat, the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is found in the south-eastern parts of Australia.

Koala (Phascolarctos Cinereus)  

Koala (Phascolarctos Cinereus)

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The Koala lives in eucalyptus forests along the eastern seaboard.

Numbat (Myrmecobius Fasciatus)  

Numbat (Myrmecobius Fasciatus)

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The endangered Numbat is a small, striped marsupial confined in the wild to the south-west of Western Australia.

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii)  

Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii)

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The carnivorous Tasmanian Devil has been threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease for the last two decades.

Technical Information

Issue date: 13 January 2015
Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2015
FDI withdrawal date: 11 February 2015
Denominations: 4 x 70c, 2 x $1.40
Stamp design: Sharon Rodziewicz
Product design: Sharon Rodziewicz
Printer: EGO
Paper gummed: Tullis Russell
Paper self-adhesive: C100
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
Minisheet size: 170mm x 80mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Module of 50
National postmark: Creenbushes, WA 6254
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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