Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1982

Australia Day 1982 - First Day of Issue - 20th Jan 1982 - Eaglehawk VIC 3556
24c Stamp - The Immigrants

The stamp, commemorating Australia Day 1982, honours the three great waves of migration to Australia. The Aboriginals were the first people to come to Australia, at least 30,000 years ago. The arrival of Governor Arthur Phillip to found a penal colony in 1788 heralded the second wave of migration. The third, and most recent wave occurred following World War II when migrants from more than 100 countries sought new lives in Australia.

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