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Photo of a Postie   On 1st May 1911 it was announced that people need pay only one penny to post a letter from anywhere in Australia to anywhere in Australia

Photo of a Postie On May 1911 it was announced that people need pay only one penny to post a letter from anywhere in Australia to anywhere in Australia

1956: Australia's first ever multi-coloured stamps were issued to commemorate the Melbourne Olympics. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

1956: Australia's first ever multi-coloured stamps were issued to commemorate the Melbourne Olympics. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

1940: The Postmaster General's Department (PMG) began the large-scale hiring of women because male employees had been released to fight in World War II. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

Australia Post Our post – Primary, our past

1875: The first Australian postcards went on sale at the Sydney GPO in New South Wales. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

Photo of a Postcard The first Australian postcards went on sale in Sydney GPO in New South Wales

2014. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Australia's favourite bush poet 'Banjo' Paterson birth and his lifelong achievements on a stamp issue. The stamps acknowledge Banjo's iconic bush-themed ballads. This one features 1889 "Clancy of the Overflow"

Celebrating the anniversary of Australia's favourite bush poet 'Banjo' Paterson birth and his lifelong achievements on a stamp issue. The stamps acknowledge Banjo's iconic bush-themed ballads. This one features 1889 "Clancy of the Overflow"

Early on the legendary Invincibles tour of 1948, Essex managed something few others teams achieved that summer - they bowled out the Australians, Don Bradman and all, and did so inside a day. The only problem was the tourists rattled up 721 before they were dismissed.

Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

Written in 1895 to a tune played by Christina Macpherson, this is probably the most famous of all Australian ballads. http://auspo.st/1ghgCPc

Written in 1895 to a tune played by Christina Macpherson, this is probably the most famous of all Australian ballads. http://auspo.st/1ghgCPc

Bradman's War - World War Two - History & Archaeology - Books

Bradman's War: How the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield (Hardback) By Malcolm Knox

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