Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Day Cover - Australia Day 1984

Australia Day 1984 - First Day of Issue - 26th Jan 1984 - Lorne VIC 3232
Stamp-30c Cook's Cottage


Cook's Cottage stands in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, as a tribute to Captain James Cook, whose exploration of Australia's east coast was directly responsible for the colonisation of the continent. The original cottage was built in 1755 by Cook's father, at Great Ayton, Yorkshire. Tradition says that the great navigator visited his parents there, between voyages. The cottage was purchased and shipped to Melbourne in 1934, as part of Victoria's centenary celebrations.

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