Australia 2005 Rotary International Centenary
- Issue Date : 21 April 2005
- Designed by : Nigel Buchanan
- Printed by : SNP Sprint
- Print Process : Lithography
- Dimensions: 26mm x 37.5mm
This issue commemorates the centenary of Rotary International. Rotary International is one of the world’s largest charitable foundations. The Rotary movement began on the 23 February 1905 in Chicago by founder Paul Harris, a lawyer. Originally an organisation for men, Rotary has admitted women as members since 1989. Today Rotary International is a world-wide movement devoted to community and humanitarian service. There are currently 31, 610 clubs and over 1.2 million members globally. The first club in Australia was established in Melbourne in 1921.
The stamp features the organisation's colours of blue and gold. A figure standing on the symbolic wheel holds up the globe which represents commitment to improving lives around the world.
- Perforations : 14¾ x 14
- Formats: sheetlets of 10
50c Rotary International Stamp
- Perforations : die cut 11½ x 11¼ syncopated
- Formats: booklets of 10, sheetlets of 10, coils of 100
First Day Covers
The first day of issue postmark was GPO Sydney NSW 2000.