Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1981

Australia Day 1981 - First Day of Issue - 21st Jan 1981 - Coburg VIC 3058
22c Stamp


Governor Arthur Phillip raised the British flag over the first European settlement in Australia on 26 January 1788. Since that time 26 January has variously been known as Landing Day, Foundation Day, Anniversary Day and ANA Day. The date is now nationally celebrated as Australia Day. The Australia Day 1981 stamp features the Australian flag portrayed as the island-continent's surface.

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