Australia 2001 Rock Australia
- Issue Date: 20 March 2001
- Designed by: Cozzolino/Ellett Design D’vision
- Printed by: SNP Ausprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
- Withdrawal date: 31 March 2002
- 1 Description
- 2 Stamps
- 2.1 Sheet Stamps
- 2.1.1 "Khe Sanh" (1978) Cold Chisel Stamp
- 2.1.2 "Down Under" (1981) Men at Work Stamp
- 2.1.3 "Power and the Passion" (1983) Midnight Oil Stamp
- 2.1.4 "Original Sin" (1984) INXS Stamp
- 2.1.5 "You’re the Voice" (1986) John Farnham Stamp
- 2.1.6 "Don’t Dream It’s Over" (1986) Crowded House Stamp
- 2.1.7 "Treaty" (1991) Yothu Yindi Stamp
- 2.1.8 "Tomorrow" (1994) Silverchair Stamp
- 2.1.9 "Confide in Me" (1994) Kylie Minogue Stamp
- 2.1.10 "Truly Madly Deeply" (1997) Savage Garden Stamp
- 2.1.11 Sheetlet
- 2.2 Self-adhesive Stamps
- 2.1 Sheet Stamps
- 3 First Day Covers
- 4 Maximum Cards
- 5 Presentation Pack
In 1998 Australia Post issued Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll, a set of twelve stamps featuring Australian hit songs of the late 50's, the 60's and the early 70's. Rock Australia takes us from the pub rock era of the late 70's to the dance and studio music of the 1990's.
From hard rock to pure pop, the ten hit songs featured on the stamps highlight the diversity of the Australian contemporary music scene. All were great hits that found their way into the hearts of the music-loving public. Each of them said something about Australia, and told the rest of the world this is what popular culture sounds like, and it has an Australian accent.
- Perforations: 14 x 14½
- Format: sheetlets of 10
"Khe Sanh" (1978) Cold Chisel Stamp
One of the best hard rock bands in the country, Cold Chisel built their success from live performances in the heyday of pub rock. "Khe Sanh", their first hit from their first album became their signature song.
"Down Under" (1981) Men at Work Stamp
"Power and the Passion" (1983) Midnight Oil Stamp
A combination of outspoken politics and hard-driving rock‘n’roll won ‘The Oils’ international success and a special place in Australian rock history. "Power and the Passion" was just one of many hits from their fourth album 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, which stayed in the charts for more than three and a half years.
"Original Sin" (1984) INXS Stamp
"You’re the Voice" (1986) John Farnham Stamp
"Don’t Dream It’s Over" (1986) Crowded House Stamp
The first album by Crowded House sold more than one million copies in America alone. "Don’t Dream It’s Over", released as the single, won Best Australian Song at the 1987 Australian Record Industry Association awards, the first of many such accolades for the group.
"Treaty" (1991) Yothu Yindi Stamp
The band members hail from the north-eastern Arnhem Land community of Yirrkala. Their music combines rock‘n’roll music with ancient song cycles and traditional dance performances. Yothu Yindi became the first Aboriginal band to achieve a Top 40 hit in Australia with their single "Treaty" from the album Tribal Voice.
"Tomorrow" (1994) Silverchair Stamp
"Confide in Me" (1994) Kylie Minogue Stamp
Kylie Minogue – one of Australia’s most successful pop exports – marked her arrival as the dance diva with the dance anthem "Confide in Me".
"Truly Madly Deeply" (1997) Savage Garden Stamp
Savage Garden spent almost a year in a home studio writing and recording. They sent more than 150 unsolicited demonstration tapes to record companies and publishers before their diligence was rewarded. Their first album entered the charts at number 1 and stayed there for nineteen weeks! "Truly Madly Deeply" topped the charts in the USA as well as Australia and was certified as the most played song on American radio for 1998.
The sheetlet of 10 has a printed decorative selvedge.
- Perforations: serpentine die cut 11¼ x 11½
- Format: booklets of 10, coils of 100
First Day Covers
The first day of issue postmark was Rocklands VIC 3410.