Australia 2002 Albert Namatjira Birth Centenary

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  • Issue Date: 1 July 2002
  • Designed by: Cathleen Cram
  • Printed by: SNP Ausprint
  • Print Process: Lithography
  • Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm


Albert Namatjira was the first Indigenous artist to paint and exhibit professionally in a Western style. He was both prodigious and successful. During his lifetime he produced some two thousand works and founded a school of painting that still continues among his Western Aranda relatives and other Aranda peoples.


Sheet Stamps

  • Perforations: 14 x 14½
  • Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25 separated by decorative gutter)

Single Stamps

45c Ghost Gum Mt Sonder
45c Mt Hermannsburg
45c Glen Helen Country
45c Simpsons Gap

Se-tenant Block

Se-tenant block of 4 x 45c

Gutter Strip

Printed in the gutter is a scene from the Australian Outback.

Gutter strip of 10 x 45c plus 5 labels

Self-adhesive Stamps

  • Perforations: 11 x 11½ die cut
  • Formats: booklets of 10, coils of 100

Single Stamps

45c Ghost Gum Mt Sonder
45c Mt Hermannsburg
45c Glen Helen Country
45c Simpsons Gap


Booklet pane of 10 x 45c
Booklet cover

Coil Strip

Coil strip of 4 x 45c

Miniature Sheets

Miniature sheet of 4 x 45c
Miniature sheet overprinted for Queensland StampShow

First Day Covers

The first day of issue postmark was Hermannsburg NT 0872.

First day cover - sheet stamps
First day cover - self-adhesive stamps
First day cover - miniature sheet

Prestige Booklet

The prestige booklet included sixteen mint stamps plus a mint miniature sheet and two postcards. The stamps are presented in five panes with decorative borders. The panes are miniature sheet, plus four blocks of four stamps – four each Ghost Gum Mt Sonder; Mt Hermannsburg; Glen Helen Country; and Simpsons Gap. These single design block configurations are only available in the prestige booklet. Also exclusive to the prestige booklet are the two postcards. The interleaved pages and borders of the panes include photographs, paintings by Namatjira, and text about his country, culture and people.

Prestige booklet front cover
Prestige booklet back cover

Maximum Cards

45c Ghost Gum Mt Sonder maximum card
45c Mt Hermannsburg maximum card
45c Glen Helen Country maximum card
45c Simpsons Gap maximum card

Presentation Pack

Presentation pack front cover
Presentation pack back cover
Presentation pack of 4 x 45c plus miniature sheet