Australia 2005 World Heritage
- Issue Date : 21 April 2005
- Designed by : Beth McKinlay and Jason Godfrey
- Photographed by: Peter Marlow
- Printed by : SNP Sprint
- Print Process : Lithography
- Perforations : 14¼
- Dimensions: 35mm x 35mm
- 1 Description
- 2 Sheet Stamps
- 2.1 50c Greater Blue Mountains Area Stamp
- 2.2 50c Blenheim Palace Stamp
- 2.3 50c Wet Tropics of Queensland Stamp
- 2.4 50c Stonehenge Stamp
- 2.5 $1 Purnululu National Park Stamp
- 2.6 $1 Heart of Neolithic Orkney Stamp
- 2.7 $1.80 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Stamp
- 2.8 $1.80 Hadrian’s Wall Stamp
- 2.9 Se-tenant Pairs
- 3 First Day Covers
- 4 Maximum Cards
- 5 Presentation Packs
Contrasting magnificent natural landscapes with the rich legacy of past societies, the Australia-UK Joint Issue features world heritage sites from both countries. The joint issue was launched at the Pacific Explorer 2005 Stamp Expo.
There are eight stamps in this issue. Four of the stamps feature Australian world heritage sites and the remaining four feature United Kingdom world heritage sites. The Australian sites were listed as being of outstanding natural heritage whilst the United Kingdom sites are deemed to be of outstanding cultural heritage.
In 1972, UNESCO adopted the World Heritage Convention to safeguard areas which are considered to be of outstanding universal significance. Areas proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List must meet certain criteria to be successful. Australia now has 16 properties on the list; the UK has 25.
50c Greater Blue Mountains Area Stamp
50c Blenheim Palace Stamp
50c Wet Tropics of Queensland Stamp
50c Stonehenge Stamp
Stonehenge is one of Britain’s greatest national icons and the most sophisticated stone circle in the world.
$1 Purnululu National Park Stamp
$1 Heart of Neolithic Orkney Stamp
$1.80 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Stamp
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park is in Central Australia; the red sandstone monolith rises out of the surrounding red earth. A familiar site known world-wide.
$1.80 Hadrian’s Wall Stamp
First Day Covers
The Australian first day of issue postmark was GPO Sydney NSW 2000. The UK first day of issue postmark was Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.