Australia 2001 Australian Legends - Slim Dusty
- 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.
- Perforations: 14 x 14½
- Format: sheetlets of 10
45c Slim Dusty, 1957 Stamp
45c Slim Dusty, 2001 Stamp
The sheetlet features Slim Dusty's autograph in the selvedge.
- Perforations: serpentine die cut 11 x 11½
- Format: booklets of 10
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.