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Spotswood, Victoria:
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Royal fdc postmarked Spotswood cds on 12th October 1960 on fdi to NZ.
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PPA tells us Spotswood started out as Spottiswoode when the Post Office opened on 1st February 1882. It was renamed Spottiswood Post Office circa 1903. It was renamed Spotswood Post Office circa 1906 & became an LPO on 25th January 1994.

Spotswood is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne, 7 km south-west of Melbourne's CBD with a population of about 2,600.

The suburb is bounded generally by the Geelong railway line in the west, the West Gate Freeway in the north, the Yarra River in the east and by the boundaries of the properties below Burleigh Street in the south & served by the Spotswood Railway Station on the Werribee/Williamstown railway lines.

Spotswood was named after J.S. Spottiswoode (shortened Spotswood), one of the first farmers who owned much of the area in the 1840s.

Spotswood was the setting of the eponymous Australian film, Spotswood, made in 1990-1991, starring Anthony Hopkins, Toni Collette, Bruno Lawrence and Russell Crowe. It was also the location for the police headquarters in Mad Max & for the Academy award-winning short film Harvie Krumpet. :)
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Kingaroy, Qld:
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WCS fdc postmarked Kingaroy Qld cds on 12th October 1960 on fdi
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PPA tells us the first Kingaroy Post Office opened by 1902 (a receiving office had been open from 1895). It was renamed Taabinga Village PO circa March 1905, when Kingaroy Railway Station office opened. This was renamed Kingaroy in 1907. The Taabinga Village office closed in 1929.

Kingaroy is an agricultural town approximately 210 kilometres north-west of Brisbane with a population of about 10,000. It is known as the "Peanut Capital of Australia" because Australia's largest peanut processing plant is located in the town and peanut silos dominate the skyline. Kingaroy is also well known as the home town of former Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

The origin of the name Kingaroy is usually claimed to be derived from the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal word for 'Red Ant'. :)
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Mt Manypeak, WA:
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WCS Royal Lifesaving Society stamp fdc postmarked Mt Manypeak WA cds
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6th July 1966
PPA tells us Mt (Mount) Manypeak Post Office opened 1st October 1951 & was renamed Many Peaks Post Office on 15th November 1967.

Manypeaks is a town located 434 km south-east of Perth & 38 km north-east of Albany in Western Australia. The population is not separately recorded.

The name Manypeaks was taken from the distinctive peak of Mount Manypeaks that is situated about 10 km from the townsite. The mountain is the dominant feature in the area & was named by Captain Matthew Flinders in January 1802 whilst surveying the south coast region in HMS Investigator. Flinders noted in his journal: "There are a number of small peaks upon the top of this ridge, which induced me to give it the name Mount Manypeak". The plural form has now become the accepted form of spelling. :)
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Singleton, New South Wales:
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Singleton, NSW.
PPA tells us that Singleton Post Office opened on 1st September 1829, as Darlington & was renamed Singleton 1st December 1841.

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River 144 km north-north-west of Sydney & 70 km northwest of Newcastle with an urban population of just over 16,000.

Singleton was established in the 1820s as Singleton's Ford, Patrick's Plains & Darlington. The Main Northern railway line reached Singleton in 1863 & was the end of the line until 1869.

The town was named after Benjamin Singleton, a member of John Howe's 1820 expedition into the area. Singleton really was responsible for the establishment of the town which became Singleton's Ford. :)
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Bambra Rd South (Caulfield South) Victoria:
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International Telecommunications Year stamp fdc SG #376 - Bambra Rd South postmark - 10th May 1965
& Caulfield South machine slogan cancel - 11th May 1965.

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PPA tells us that this post office opened on 12th September 1938 & closed on 10th May 1979. WWW hardcover version says it was 1 km south east of Caulfield South Post Office.

Bambra Road runs north-south between Balaclava Road, Caulfield North & North Road, Caulfield South. It is in close proximity to Caulfield Racecourse.

Exactly where this post office was I am not sure but there are two major possibilities in Bambra Road.

Firstly in a small shopping centre on the corner of Filbert Street & secondly on the corner of Teak Street. Another possibility is in another group of shops in North Road at the bottom of Bambra Road but I think that one is unlikely as it would be too close to the North Road Post Office in Brighton East on the corner of Hawthorn Road less than 1km away & too far from Caulfield South Post Office.

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Bambra Rd South (Caulfield South) Victoria:
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International Telecommunications Year stamp fdc SG #376 - Bambra Rd South postmark - 10th May 1965
& Caulfield South machine slogan cancel - 11th May 1965.

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PPA tells us that this post office opened on 12th September 1938 & closed on 10th May 1979. WWW hardcover version says it was 1 km south east of Caulfield South Post Office.

Bambra Road runs north-south between Balaclava Road, Caulfield North & North Road, Caulfield South. It is in close proximity to Caulfield Racecourse.

Exactly where this post office was I am not sure but there are two major possibilities in Bambra Road.

Firstly in a small shopping centre on the corner of Filbert Street & secondly in another small shopping centre on the corner of Teak Street. Another possibility is in another group of shops in North Road at the bottom of Bambra Road but I think that one is unlikely as it would be too close to the North Road Post Office in Brighton East on the corner of Hawthorn Road less than 1km away & too far from Caulfield South Post Office.

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Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia:

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Australia Small Crown cachet Platypus 9d stamp fdc issued 1st Spetember 1938 to Timaru, New Zealand
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Registration label - Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island) SA.
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Postmarked - Antechamber Bay (Kangaroo Island) SA - 1st September 1938
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Reverse - Note Penneshaw postmark 3rd September 1938
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Sender - AFC Lashmar, Antechamber Bay, Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island) SA
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AFC Lashmar was a noted collector of Australian fdcs.

I am not sure why the fdc is postmarked Antechamber Bay with a Penneshaw reigistration label.

PPA tells us the post office opened as a TO circa 1929; PO circa 1930 & closed 5th September 1967.

Antechamber Bay is a locality in South Australia located on the north coast of Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island overlooking Backstairs Passage about 108 kilometres south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 15 kilometres south east of Penneshaw with a population of 319.

The locality includes a wetland system which is listed on the Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia and consists of two parts – the Lashmar Lagoon which reported as being the “largest lagoon on the eastern end of the island” and the Chapman River which drains into Antechamber Bay.

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Here are two different postmarks form Swifts Creek junction, one with smaller letters dated FE 1 24 and one with large letters dated 10 OC 25!

vic Swift's Creek Junction PO 1/5/1874; renamed Swift's Creek PO 14/6/1926.
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According to ppa the postmark with smaller letters has been used rom 1902 to February 1925, but the one with the large letters seems to have been used quite a short time from March 1925 to September 1926. Does anyone know if both are rated somehow? I thought perhaps the example with the large letters should be not too common!? Any help would be great!

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2d Roo 2nd watermark OS
2d Roo 2nd watermark OS
Cant find much info on this one George Street North NSW??
A 2d ROO OS what seems to be 2nd watermark on piece.

A search reveals its currently The Rocks, Sydney. Area was home to the first Post Office in Australia!
Not saying the CDS was from then, but it is full of history.

On 25 April 1809 the government appointed Isaac Nichols to the position of Postmaster. Nichols, a former convict, took control of the distribution of mail within the colony and set up the first post office in his home.
This was at the Rocks!! George Street North :D
Stamp showing Australia’s first postmaster, Isaac Nichols, boarding ship in Sydney
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Eulaminna, Western Australia
Renamed from Anaconda RO 15/10/1906; PO c.-/7/1908; closed 16/11/1908 (premierpostal.com)
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Hi, I believe this postmark is of Blackwood Forest, Victoria. In wombat state forest renamed from Mt. Blackwood. Cannot find out anything more. Would appreciate any advice/confirmation. Regards, Summo.

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Thinking that this postmark is of Tambar Springs NSW. Again couldn’t locate anything about closure etc., only that there is an LPO there now. Regards, Summo.

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This one is of Bamawm Centre. Suggestion is that it closed in 1954 or renamed Bamawm Extension at that time. Regards, Summo.

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Kuridala post Office, Queensland. Closed in 1975. Regards, Summo.

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Isis Junction Queensland. Don’t know much about it other than may have been changed to Isistown. Post office is definitely closed. Regards, Summo.

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Brown Coal Mine, renamed Yallourn in 1947. Regards, Summo.

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Postmark of North Prentice, only know that it was 6km n/w of Rutherglen. Cannot find anything else out about the post office. Any advice would be appreciated. Regards Summo.

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Last one is of Ullina, Victoria, north of Creswick east of Clunes. Again cannot find anything out about this one either. If any of these posts fail the criteria happy for them to be deleted and apologies in advance for the inconvenience. Regards, Summo.

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This one is of Kelly’s Basin, Tasmania. Opened on 15/7/1898, renamed Pillinger in 1899 and closed in 1924. Regards, Summo.

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This one is of Kelly’s Basin, Tasmania. Opened on 15/7/1898, renamed Pillinger in 1899 and closed in 1924. Regards, Summo.

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Do you think you might be able to post images direct onto June 2020 NEW Stampboards:
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Rather than use a third party host which is no longer the preferred option.

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Thanks Brad. Will make sure I use the proper posting facility in future. Regards, Summo.

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Hi all, I have seen reference to PPA but am ill informed as to what it is, where to access it, is it a publication similar to Barred Numerals and the like. Any advice gratefully received. Regards Summo.

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https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/checkID.w?security=1

Refer to reference tools for postmark information.
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Thanks Ubobo.R.O. very comprehensive listings, great reference

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Summo wrote:
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Last one is of Ullina, Victoria, north of Creswick east of Clunes. Again cannot find anything out about this one either. If any of these posts fail the criteria happy for them to be deleted and apologies in advance for the inconvenience. Regards, Summo.
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Ullina

PO 5/3/1866; closed 30/9/1966.

10 km E of Clunes.

Rated PP.

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I have previously posted this one from Ullina.
traralgon3844 wrote:Ullina

PO 5/3/1866; closed 30/9/1966.

10 km E of Clunes.

Re-opened on 27/7/1899 after a temporary closure.

Rare. (Not R) PPA have 1 recorded SE19/84. ERD by 16 years.

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Thanks Traralgon3844, scrolled through a few, bit hard to see what has been posted. Time for a “Wiki”?

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Crowdy Head, NSW:
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Crowdy Head NSW last day cover - 30th November 1989.
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PPA tells us that Crowdy Head opened as a TO on 1st July 1912 & closed on 25th September1920. It re-opened as TO on 11th May 1956, became a post office on 1st September 1962 & closed 30th November 1989.

Crowdy Head is a headland on the coast of New South Wales, 7km from Harrington between Forster & Port Macquarie, overlooking the mouth of the Manning River. The head is mostly cleared and was quarried between 1895 and 1901 for the Manning River training wall. It is a small fishing village with a population of 77 about 200kms north east of Newcastle.

Crowdy Head is the site of Crowdy Head Light, a 24 feet (7.3 m) tall lighthouse built in 1878
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Red Hill, Victoria

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Red Hill, Vic last day cover - 30th June 1982.
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Excerpt from Mornington Leader July 8 1982.

PPA tells us that the Red Hill Post office opened on 1st August 1871 & closed 30th June 1982.

Red Hill is a small town and rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, with a population of 924. Red Hill was so named due to the rich red soil colour which is found in this locality.

A railway also operated here between 1921 and 1959 and was known as the Red Hill railway line. :)
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