Australia 2001 Australian Legends - Slim Dusty

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  • Issue Date: 25 January 2001
  • Designed by: Lisa Christensen
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprin
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
  • Withdrawal date: 31 January 2002


On Australia Day, Australia Post issues a stamp commemorating living Australian legends. In 2001, the honoree was Slim Dusty, a symbol of Australia. He was a bush balladeer inspired by the poetry of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. Born David Kirkpatrick in Kempsey, in 1927, he adopted the name Slim Dusty as a 10-year-old dreaming of stardom.

Today Slim’s career has spanned six decades during which he has dominated country music in Australia and won countless music industry awards. Slim Dusty is Australia’s best-selling domestic artist. He has won more gold and platinum record awards than any other Australian performer.


Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations: 14 x 14½
  • Format: sheetlets of 10

45c Slim Dusty, 1957 Stamp

45c Slim Dusty, 1957

45c Slim Dusty, 2001 Stamp

45c Slim Dusty, 2001

Se-tenant Pair

Se-tenant pair x 45c


The sheetlet features Slim Dusty's autograph in the selvedge.

Sheetlet of 10 x 45c se-tenant

Self-adhesive Stamps

  • Perforations: serpentine die cut 11 x 11½
  • Format: booklets of 10

Single Stamps

45c Slim Dusty, 1957
45c Slim Dusty, 2001


$4.50 booklet cover
Booklet pane of 10 x 45c se-tenant

First Day Cover

The first day of issue postmark was Kempsey NSW 2440. An official first day cover for the self-adhesive varieties was not produced.

First day cover

Maximum Cards

45c Slim Dusty, 1957 maximum card
45c Slim Dusty, 2001 maximum card

Presentation Pack

Presentation pack of 10 x 45c
Presentation pack back cover