Australia 2002 International Panoramas
- Issue Date: 1 May 2002/26 August 2002
- Printed by: SNP Ausprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Stamp Size: 42.63 mm x 18.75 mm
- Format: sheets of 50
- 1 Description
- 2 Stamps
- 2.1 Sheet Stamps 1 May 2002
- 2.2 Sheet Stamps 26 August 2002
- 2.3 Self-Adhesive Stamps 1 May 2002
- 3 First Day Covers
- 4 Maximum Cards
- 5 Presentation Packs
The definitive range of International stamps was introduced in 2000. The stamps in the range are a distinctive shape and carry International Post branding. The new stamps continue the original theme with images that emphasise Australia’s panoramic landscapes and promote Australia’s natural beauty.
Sheet Stamps 1 May 2002
- Perforations: 14½ x 14
- Designed by: Belinda Marshall
50c Walker Flat, South Australia Stamp
Walker Flat is situated on the Murray River approximately midway between Mannum and Swan Reach. The Murray River flows 650 km through South Australia and provides domestic water to Adelaide and many country towns. The photograph features the paddle boat Coonawarra which took part in the first official paddle steamer race held in South Australia in the 20th century. Photographed by Ron Ryan.
$1 Mt Roland, Tasmania Stamp
Mount Roland, in the striking Great Western Tiers, is situated near the town of Deloraine, a picturesque rural community half way between Launceston and Devonport in Tasmania. Mt Roland is 1234 m at the summit. Deloraine, with a population of over two thousand people has been classified by the National Trust as a town of historical significance. Photographed by J.P. and E.S. Baker.
$1.50 Cape Leveque, Western Australia Stamp
Cape Leveque, situated on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley, is one of the only places in Australia where the desert meets the sea. The Kimberley region, in the far northwest of Western Australia, is vast. It covers nearly 423,000 km² and has a population of just 25,000 people. The coastline is a mosaic of colour – jagged rock formations the colour of red-bricks, orange sand dunes, pure white beaches and cobalt blue water. Photographed by Mark Lang.
Sheet Stamps 26 August 2002
- Perforations: 14½ x 13½
- Designed by: Cathleen Cram
$1.10 Coonawarra, South Australia Stamp
Coonawarra, 480 km south-east of Adelaide, is a well-known wine producing area as well as a fertile region of farmlands, rugged coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, limestone caves and wetlands.
$1.65 Gariwerd-Grampians, Victoria Stamp
Gariwerd is the indigenous name for the Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations. The park contains the majority of Aboriginal rock art sites in south-east Australia and is also renowned for its rugged mountain ranges, stunning rock formations and abundant species of plants and birds.
$2.20 National Library of Australia, Australian Capital Territory Stamp
A nation’s public buildings are important symbols of the nation’s aspirations. The National Library’s mission is to maintain and develop a comprehensive general reference collection and a rich collection of material relating to Australians and Australia. The building itself is considered an icon of 1960s architecture.
$3.30 Cape York, Queensland Stampo
This region covers over 150,000 km² of far north Queensland, stretching 650 km from the Daintree River in the south to the very northern tip of mainland Australia, and from the Coral Sea in the east to the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Arafura Sea in the West. The region is home to magnificent national parks and sacred Aboriginal sites.
Self-Adhesive Stamps 1 May 2002
First Day Covers
The first day of issue postmark for the 1 May issue was Deloraine TAS 7304. The postmark for the 26 August issue was Halls Gap, VIC 3381.