Sunday, June 27, 2010

Australia

A flag card for my collection, which i ended up receiving twice...within just a week time or so...the first one arrived as a swap, the second one as an official...who could have guessed :) And i only have 2 officials received from Australia so far....

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The Australian flag is composed of 3 parts:


  • The Union Jack (British flag) in the top left corner,
  • The 'Star of Federation' in the bottom left corner, and
  • The Southern Cross, taking up the right half of the flag.
The Union Jack shows that the first colonisation by Europeans was by Britain. In case you didn't know, Australia started as a penal colony. The Star of Federation is a seven pointed star. They came to the number seven, by giving each state (six in all) a point on the star, and having one more point for Australia's territories (of which there are several). There are two mainland territories, and several overseas, including two in Antarctica. The Southern Cross is a constellation that can be seen from all of Australia's states and territories.




the stamp on both cards was the same, with the same airmail label next to it...so im included just this one which was cancelled actually, and comes from the swap card....it was issued in 2008 in a set of 4 stamps representing waterfalls...and these are the Russel Falls in Tasmania.

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