A philatelic photo trip along the Princes Highway

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Street map of Pakenham/Pakenham East.
Street map of Pakenham/Pakenham East.
Pakenham Hotel.
Pakenham Hotel.
Looking towards Pakenham East.
Looking towards Pakenham East.
Eastone Park Pakenham.
Eastone Park Pakenham.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

Main Street Pakenham.  c1910.
Main Street Pakenham. c1910.
Postally used post office issue postcard using three halfpence KGV brown. c1920.
Postally used post office issue postcard using three halfpence KGV brown. c1920.
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THE POST OFFICES/STREET POST BOXES.

Pakenham Post Shop. 2016.
Pakenham Post Shop. 2016.
Nar Nar Goon Post Office. East of Pakenham. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Nar Nar Goon Post Office. East of Pakenham. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Snippet from Australia Post staff bulletin about Nar Nar Goon.
Snippet from Australia Post staff bulletin about Nar Nar Goon.
Tynong Post Office. East of Nar Nar Goon. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Tynong Post Office. East of Nar Nar Goon. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Street post box Pakenham Victoria.
Street post box Pakenham Victoria.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. PAKENHAM/NAR NAR GOON.

$2 Painting FDC. Pakenham Victoria FDI cancellation. 1981.
$2 Painting FDC. Pakenham Victoria FDI cancellation. 1981.
Pictorial Postmark Cover. Opening of Pakenham Racecourse. 2015.
Pictorial Postmark Cover. Opening of Pakenham Racecourse. 2015.
Paid at Pakenham East cover. 1962.
Paid at Pakenham East cover. 1962.
Registration labels. Pakenham/Pakenham East.
Registration labels. Pakenham/Pakenham East.
Special cover for QM stamp issued in 1938. Nar Nar Goon Vic.
Special cover for QM stamp issued in 1938. Nar Nar Goon Vic.
Pakenham East Vic--Aust postmark on piece. 1964.
Pakenham East Vic--Aust postmark on piece. 1964.
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1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Pakenham fdi 18th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Pakenham fdi 18th October 1978.

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Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, 61 km south-east of Melbourne & the name is thought to come from an Aboriginal name for the Water Rat. The Post Office opened on 15 September 1881.

Uncacheted cover for Winx $1 stamp postmarked Nar Nar Goon cds - 23rd August 2018, 1st day of sale.
Uncacheted cover for Winx $1 stamp postmarked Nar Nar Goon cds - 23rd August 2018, 1st day of sale.

It is known as "The Mural Town" due to the numerous murals that have been painted upon a number of its old and historical buildings.

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The Murals of Nar Nar Goon

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Tynong

Post boxes at Tynong
Post boxes at Tynong

Sign inside post office complete with  spelling error
Sign inside post office complete with spelling error

Red street box outside post office, looking toward railway station.
Red street box outside post office, looking toward railway station.

Red street box outside post office
Red street box outside post office

Australia Post Official Mail
Australia Post Official Mail
Postmarked Tynong cds - 29th April 2015
Postmarked Tynong cds - 29th April 2015

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Pakenham Racing Club relocated to Tynong in 2015 with a brand new course, now known as Racing.com Park. Tynong is approx. 70 kms east of Melbourne.

There is a turf course & a synthetic track at Racing.com Park, racing is anticlockwise.

Racing.com Park Pakenham is a brand new state of the art training facility and racing venue, the 2400m grass track is the largest in Australia. The home straight is 480m long with a testing rise to the winning post, similar to Sandown.

The inner synthetic track is the first in Australia to use the Polytrack surface, which is used in the UK, USA, & Singapore. Racing on the synthetic track is in the winter season from May to August.

This course generally exhibits little bias and appears to perform well in wet and dry weather conditions. Barriers are of little importance.

Australian Racecourses cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark &amp; signed &amp; stamped by postmaster Pauline Preston.<br /><br />50 Australian Racecourses covers with the set of 4 Racecourse stamps were prepared for members of the Tynong Progress Association with this postmark.
Australian Racecourses cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark & signed & stamped by postmaster Pauline Preston.

50 Australian Racecourses covers with the set of 4 Racecourse stamps were prepared for members of the Tynong Progress Association with this postmark.

Black Caviar cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark.
Black Caviar cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark.

150th Anniversary of Melbourne Cup cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark.
150th Anniversary of Melbourne Cup cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 13th March 2015, the first day of use of this postmark.

One of my racing buddies Jim has it on good authority that Tynong was selected as the location of the new track as it was an Asian sounding name. It was felt that it would fool the Asian high rollers into betting on a track they thought was somewhere in South-East Asia. :D
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150th Anniversary of Melbourne Cup cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track &amp; signed by Mark Zahra (jockey) &amp; Robbie Griffiths (Trainer) of Faction the winner of the first race at the new track.
150th Anniversary of Melbourne Cup cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track & signed by Mark Zahra (jockey) & Robbie Griffiths (Trainer) of Faction the winner of the first race at the new track.

Black Caviar cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track.
Black Caviar cover cancelled with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track.

150th Melbourne Cup cover with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track.
150th Melbourne Cup cover with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark - Tynong 26th March 2015, the day of the first race meeting at the new track.

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Uncacheted Winx cover with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark for first dale of sale 23rd August 2018
Uncacheted Winx cover with Pakenham Racecourse pictorial postmark for first dale of sale 23rd August 2018

Postmarking date error - 28th instead of 23rd.
Postmarking date error - 28th instead of 23rd.

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A warning to our Philatelic Bus Driver:

Inside the country town swept up in stage 4 coronavirus lockdowns

Where do you draw the line between metro and regional?(Graphic: Hannah Leicester)
Where do you draw the line between metro and regional?(Graphic: Hannah Leicester)

If you hop in your car in Melbourne's CBD and head south-east, you'll slowly wind your way out of the city and onto the freeway.

For the next 40 kilometres, packed suburbs and housing estates will fill your peripheral vision.

In some cases, enormous sound-blocking walls have been erected to dim just a bit of the roar of traffic for the homes that sit mere metres from the road.

Keep driving and it starts to thin out a little. The freeway goes from four lanes to two, and the houses start to recede from the road like a low-tide ocean fading from the beach.

Keep going.

By the time you hit the COVID checkpoint at Nar Nar Goon, 70km from the CBD, it's mostly farmland across your vista.

If you're allowed to pass through that so-called "ring of steel", keep driving for another 10 minutes.

Now, it's grassy plains stretching to the horizon. If you threw an apple core from your window you'd have a fair chance of hitting a cow in a paddock.

Keep an eye out for a blue and white sign on the side of the road that reads, "Welcome to Bunyip".

You've made it: the edge of Melbourne's stage 4 restriction zone.

Only, it doesn't feel very metropolitan here.

On a good run you can make it here from the city in about an hour.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
On a good run you can make it here from the city in about an hour.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

'It's tough being on the border'
By any measure, Bunyip is a small country town.

It has a population of about 2,500, made up mostly of families with kids.

People own their homes, which sit on roomy blocks, and almost half of all workers are some form of tradie, labourer or machinery operator.

Tall trees line the road right into town.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Tall trees line the road right into town.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

The town centre has a couple of cafes, a few shops, a chemist, a post office, a pub and a bakery that does a mean vanilla slice.

You could kick a footy from one end of the high street to the other if you got a hold of it.

And that's exactly how the people of Bunyip like it.

"Everybody wants to move to Bunyip for the country lifestyle, not because they want to live in outer Melbourne," says Brad Walker.

"Metropolitan and Bunyip just don't go in the same conversation."

Brad is Bunyip through-and-through.

Brad says a metro tag doesn't sit well with Bunyip.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Brad says a metro tag doesn't sit well with Bunyip.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

He's the president of the local footy club, went to the local primary school, and has recently built a new house for his young family.

For him, it doesn't gel that Bunyip has been swept up in the same lockdowns as Melbourne.

Even Geelong, with a population literally 100 times bigger and located closer to Melbourne, is considered regional.

To cap it off, Bunyip has recorded just one coronavirus case during the pandemic. The identity of which is a mystery and the talk of the town.

"We understand the reasons for the restrictions, we just don't understand why we're considered part of metropolitan Melbourne," Brad says.

"If you understood the lay of the land, how we operate out here, you'd clearly see we're regional Victoria.

"The frustration is that we're being pigeonholed into something that we're not."

The pub is the biggest thing on Main Street in Bunyip.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
The pub is the biggest thing on Main Street in Bunyip.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

But that's the thing about drawing a line, someone has to end up on the wrong side of it.

When the second wave of coronavirus cases swept Victoria, authorities carved the state into two categories: metropolitan Melbourne, and regional.

The way they determined that boundary was by local government area.

Bunyip falls within the Cardinia Shire, which includes the major growth suburbs of Pakenham and Officer about 25km back towards the city, and so has been caught in the net.

What's unusual about Bunyip, though, is its small population compared to many other towns that hug this new border.

The metro-regional boundary extends to Werribee in the west (population 40,000) and Craigieburn in the north (50,000).

In the north-east there are other small towns also subject to stage 4 that could have a similar gripe to Bunyip.

Down south, the boundary stretches to the small beachside towns of Portsea and Sorrento, which have populations comparable to Bunyip, but these are also tourist destinations that can become packed in peak times as out-of-towners come to play.

Bunyip has many redeeming features, but a tourist hotspot isn't one of them.

Ray Matthews sits with dog Ruby outside Bunyip post office.

Local Ray Matthews takes Ruby for a walk to collect the post.
Local Ray Matthews takes Ruby for a walk to collect the post.

Brad isn't alone in his frustrations.

Speaking to the people of Bunyip, the word "fair" gets a solid run.

Out in the empty paddocks, the farmers like to joke, 'Gee, it's quiet in metropolitan Melbourne today'. A kind of laugh-to-keep-from-crying humour.

And locals will wryly tell you that when they place online orders rather than shop in nearby towns, they cop a surcharge for "regional" deliveries.

(One silver lining is the local independent grocer has started doing free deliveries for people who don't feel comfortable shopping in person.)

Bunyip IGA manager Ben Leatham has been keeping the locals stocked up.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Bunyip IGA manager Ben Leatham has been keeping the locals stocked up.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

If you were to describe the mood in one motion, it would be a quick shrug of the shoulders and an eye roll.

"It's tough being on the border," says one local, who asked not to be named because of her work.

"There is so much space, we can go for a walk within our 5km and not see another person.

"We're so close to being free, and then we're not."

And there's the rub.

The campaign to shift the boundary

To appreciate Bunyip's unique position, you need to understand its relationship with nearby towns.

After all, a lot of people are in stage 4 lockdowns, so it can be tempting to dismiss Bunyip's concerns as simply an expression of the frustration many others are feeling.

But 5km in the city is very different to 5km in the country. And that travel limit won't even get you to the next town over.

Bunyip Lockdown.png

With limited services of its own, Bunyip leans on the nearby towns of Warragul and Drouin — nominally separate places, but ones that have grown over the past decade to effectively become a regional hub.

It's where all the high schools are for kids in Bunyip. It's where the big supermarket chains are, where many do their weekly shop. It has the retail, the parks, the restaurants and arts centre.

It's where many people from Bunyip work and socialise.

The problem? Warragul and Drouin sit just over the border in "regional Victoria".

Map of stage 4 Victoria coronavirus restrictions.
Map of stage 4 Victoria coronavirus restrictions.


Whenever you draw a line, someone has to be on the edge.(ABC News: Ben Nelson)
And as of this week, anyone from Bunyip caught crossing that divide without permission will cop a $4,957 fine.

"A lot of people who live here associate and do everything in Drouin and Warragul," says Bunyip local Emma Ramage.

"It's like we've been ostracised purely because of the shire."

Emma and Sadie make the most of playgrounds being open.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Emma and Sadie make the most of playgrounds being open.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

And now, with restrictions easing in regional Victoria, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

As of this week, cafes, restaurants and shops in Warragul and Drouin can reopen with customers inside. Intrastate travel is allowed, as well as camping and hotel stays, just in time for school holidays.

You can have dinner round at mum's house (if you're in each other's nominated household bubble) and there are no restrictions on leaving your home.

And, importantly for country towns, outdoor sports will resume, just in time for the cricket season.

There are some exemptions that allow people to travel into the regions for things like work, medical care, or essential services if they are the closest location to your house.

But for Bunyip, the suite of stage 4 restrictions otherwise applies, including curfews and limits on time away from the house.

And under current restrictions, Brad says the kids who live there wouldn't be able to play with their mates in the local cricket league because it's based out of Warragul.

The Bunyip oval stands have fallen silent.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
The Bunyip oval stands have fallen silent.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

"That's when it becomes the issue, when they are getting the rewards of their efforts," Emma says.

"It's not like we want to butt in on that, but we as a community have done the right thing as well.

"If they look at the statistics, we're within our right to say we should be considered regional because we've done the right thing."

Both Emma's parents and her husband's live in the Warragul-Drouin area, and being so close yet unable to see them is taking a toll.

Emma wants the boundaries redrawn, possibly using postcodes or population as a measure.

There's talk of a petition around town and it's a cause taken up by the local Liberal MP, Gary Blackwood, who has written to Premier Daniel Andrews and chief health officer Brett Sutton asking for the line to be pulled back towards Melbourne.

Professor Sutton replied within minutes and said it would be looked at. But that was weeks ago, and Mr Blackwood said he hasn't heard anything since.

With little signs of change on the horizon, Bunyip is turning inwards to cope.

Church sign in Bunyip, Victoria.

There are signs of a town rallying together.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
There are signs of a town rallying together.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

Keeping the community together

It's been almost two weeks since Mr Andrews unveiled the "roadmap for re-opening", which surprised many with its cautious, go-slow approach for the metropolitan area.

Since then, Bunyip locals have had time to process the news.

For some, the bitterness has only fermented.

But others have come to a sort of peace, resolving to do what they can to boost town morale.

Among those is Joanne Dijkstra, who has a simple goal for every person who comes into her cafe: that they leave feeling a bit happier than when they entered.

Joanne Dijkstra in cafe in Bunyip.

Joanne, Kellie Simpson and Connie Bertone are a cheery sight for locals.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Joanne, Kellie Simpson and Connie Bertone are a cheery sight for locals.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

Joanne, Kellie Simpson and Connie Bertone are a cheery sight for locals.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
She jokes that she's become something of the town counsellor and has inadvertently reduced half of Bunyip to tears simply by asking: "How's your day?"

"Some people just want a bit of a chat and to let it all out," she says.

"After last Sunday, when they extended the lockdown, a lot of people struggled."

Joanne put together little care packages of slices and cakes at the café that people could buy and pass on to someone who was struggling. In the end, they gave them all away for free.

At the other café in town, which has converted to a hole-in-the-wall takeaway service, owner Michelle Pope shares a similar story.

"Some people are using the two hours they're allowed out to come here and get a coffee and take a moment," she said.

"It's their only social time."

Bunyip cafe owner Michelle Pope.

Michelle says the coffee window has become a beacon for those needing a chat.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Michelle says the coffee window has become a beacon for those needing a chat.(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

As far as the local pub manager Rod Gillette is concerned, these unusual times are less about the almighty dollar for businesses and more about community.

"If you look at most country towns, they're built around sport and pubs. So, key places that people can meet and have a chat and laugh," he said.

"For this to happen to little country towns is a really big shock for a lot of people."

Rod says he doesn't begrudge towns in regional areas opening up again. In fact, he wishes them all the best.

Back home, his pub has started doing home deliveries throughout the week, and can have as many as four cars on the go on a busy night.

Bunyip pub manager Rod Gillette.

Rod sums up the last six months in one word: &quot;Interesting.&quot;(ABC News: Patrick Wood)
Rod sums up the last six months in one word: "Interesting."(ABC News: Patrick Wood)

Wednesday's parma night is a town favourite, and Tuesday's souvlakis are also gaining a strong following.

It's meant a fair bit of tinkering — a steak keeps cooking in the delivery box, so when do you send it off? — but for the most part it's been a success story.

It's the little things that keep people connected, Rod figures.

And if he is sure of one thing, it's that regardless of how you try to classify Bunyip, the people will make it through this pandemic — together.

"Keep giving back to the community, and the community will give back," he says.

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The philatelic bus has made short stops at:
GARFIELD, BUNYIP & LONGWARRY.

Garfield Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Garfield Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Bunyip Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Bunyip Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Longwarry Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Longwarry Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.

Further reading.
https://www.aussietowns.com.au/

https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/

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Philately from

Garfield
Garfield

Well not quite :lol:

KGV 4d Olive stamp, Garfield cds - 1st November 1918
KGV 4d Olive stamp, Garfield cds - 1st November 1918

KGV ½d Green stamp, Garfield cds - 21st July 1920
KGV ½d Green stamp, Garfield cds - 21st July 1920

KGV 4½d Violet stamp, Garfield cds - 23rd July 28
KGV 4½d Violet stamp, Garfield cds - 23rd July 28

Queen Victoria 1d pink stamp, Garfield unframed - May 2 1907
Queen Victoria 1d pink stamp, Garfield unframed - May 2 1907

KGV 2d Orange stamp, Garfield cds - 25th January 1921
KGV 2d Orange stamp, Garfield cds - 25th January 1921

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Warning to Philatelic Bus Driver:

Bunyip Ahead!!!

Australia Post Office fdc for the Bunyip stamps 2 x45c, 90c &amp; $1.35
Australia Post Office fdc for the Bunyip stamps 2 x45c, 90c & $1.35

Postmarked with a Bunyip on Bunyip Vic. pictorial national fdi cancel - 14th July 1994 (APM #26660)
Postmarked with a Bunyip on Bunyip Vic. pictorial national fdi cancel - 14th July 1994 (APM #26660)

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More Bunyips from Bunyip!

Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c gummed stamps signed by stamp designers P M Jackson &amp; H Potter
Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c gummed stamps signed by stamp designers P M Jackson & H Potter

Postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps signed by stamp designers P M Jackson &amp; H Potter
Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps signed by stamp designers P M Jackson & H Potter

Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c  stamp miniature sheet signed by stamp designers P M Jackson &amp; H Potter
Australia Post Office fdc for The Magic Rainforest 6 x 45c stamp miniature sheet signed by stamp designers P M Jackson & H Potter

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Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45 gummed stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
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Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c gummed stamp postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)


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Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)


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Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (with message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (without message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (without message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)

Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel &amp; stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (without message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)
Unbranded Alpha fdc for The Magic Rainforest 45c peel & stick self-adhesive stamps from the rolls in boxes (without message) postmarked with Visit the Magic Rainforest Bunyip Vic. National fdi pictorial postmark - 25th September 2002 (APM #35050)


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Philately from Longwarry:

KGV 1d red  stamp Longwarry cds 16th November 1916.
KGV 1d red stamp Longwarry cds 16th November 1916.

Centenary of South Australia 2d red stamp Longwarry - 14th October 1936.
Centenary of South Australia 2d red stamp Longwarry - 14th October 1936.

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The philatelic bus has arrived in the charming
little village of DROUIN.
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Street map of Drouin Victoria.
Street map of Drouin Victoria.
Drouin Primary School.
Drouin Primary School.
Drouin Uniting Church and CFA.
Drouin Uniting Church and CFA.
Local park in Drouin.
Local park in Drouin.
Public Library and RSL Branch Drouin.
Public Library and RSL Branch Drouin.
Local eatery. Drouin Victoria.
Local eatery. Drouin Victoria.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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POST OFFICE/STREET POST BOX.

Drouin Post Office. 1916.
Drouin Post Office. 1916.
Drouin Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Drouin Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Street post box.Drouin Victoria.
Street post box.Drouin Victoria.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. DROUIN.

Drouin pictorial postmark. 1998.
Drouin pictorial postmark. 1998.
6d Kangaroo stamp on Cover. Drouin 1932 postmark.
6d Kangaroo stamp on Cover. Drouin 1932 postmark.
Drouin everyday postmark. 1998.
Drouin everyday postmark. 1998.
Registered/too late cover sent from Drouin Victoria.
Registered/too late cover sent from Drouin Victoria.
Drouin Vic postmark on 2d commemm. 1936.
Drouin Vic postmark on 2d commemm. 1936.
Numeral postmark of Drouin Victoria.
Numeral postmark of Drouin Victoria.
Single economy railway ticket. Drouin to Caulfield.
Single economy railway ticket. Drouin to Caulfield.

I do hope that BigSaint made it to Caulfield in time. Verry Elleegant in the cup. :)
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Not only is the Caulfield Racecourse closed to the public today but so is the Caulfield South Post Office:

Caulfield Cup 2020 postmarked Caufield South 16th October 2020  (French spelling - Noël (no ell)  ?
Caulfield Cup 2020 postmarked Caufield South 16th October 2020 (French spelling - Noël (no ell) ?

Prince Of Arran for me. :)

Have been searching for Drouin without much luck but I found a few closed post offices from the environs that I will show.

Map of Drouin &amp; environs
Map of Drouin & environs

I think Labertouche will be mentioned in connection with Warragul soon, so I will hold that one over & show you Drouin South, Drouin West, Brandy Creek, Buln Buln & Buln Buln East.

These post offices closed in the 1960s & 1970s so I haven't had much luck with images of the post offices.
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Drouin South:

Blue R6 Drouin South Registration label
Blue R6 Drouin South Registration label

Drouin South cds on 4d Koala stamp - 6th March 1957
Drouin South cds on 4d Koala stamp - 6th March 1957

Drouin South cds on 3½d Christmas 1957  stamp -  15th November 1957
Drouin South cds on 3½d Christmas 1957 stamp - 15th November 1957

PPA tells us that Drouin South post office opened 1st September 1881 & closed on 31st August 1973.
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Drouin West:

Drouin West Primary School
Drouin West Primary School

Red R6 Drouin West Registration label
Red R6 Drouin West Registration label

Drouin West cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - 17th September 1934
Drouin West cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - 17th September 1934

Drouin West cds on 2d Opening of Submarine Cable stamp - 17th April 1936
Drouin West cds on 2d Opening of Submarine Cable stamp - 17th April 1936

Drouin West cds on 7c QEII purple stamp- 8th September 1973
Drouin West cds on 7c QEII purple stamp- 8th September 1973

PPA tells us Drouin West opened as Drouin post office on 5th April 1876. It was renamed Jindivick PO circa July 1878 & renamed Drouin West PO circa August 1878 & closed 30th September 1976.
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Brandy Creek:

Brandy Creek Wines Estate at Brandy Creek
Brandy Creek Wines Estate at Brandy Creek

R6 Provisional Handwritten Brandy Creek Registration label
R6 Provisional Handwritten Brandy Creek Registration label

Brandy Creek cds on 2d Centenary of South Australia stamp - 7th September 1936.
Brandy Creek cds on 2d Centenary of South Australia stamp - 7th September 1936.

PPA tells us Brandy Creek first opened as post office on 1st April1873 but was renamed Buln Buln Post Office on 19th November 1874. A second Brandy Creek R O opened circa 1902 & became a post office on 1st July1927 & closed on 19th April 1958.
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Buln Buln is a small town in West Gippsland, approximately 8 kilometres north of Warragul with a population of 548.

Buln Buln township 1877
Buln Buln township 1877

Buln Buln store
Buln Buln store

R6 Blue Buln Buln Registration label
R6 Blue Buln Buln Registration label

Buln Buln cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - 5th February 1935
Buln Buln cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - 5th February 1935

Buln Buln cds on 7c Mary Gilmore stamp - 16th June 1973
Buln Buln cds on 7c Mary Gilmore stamp - 16th June 1973

PPA tells us PPA tells us that Buln Buln opened as Brandy Creek post office on 1st April1873 & was renamed Buln Buln Post Office on 19th November 1874. It closed on 30th November 1973.
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Buln Buln East is a small town in West Gippsland with a population of 164.

Buln Buln East School 1892
Buln Buln East School 1892

R6 Blue Buln Buln East Registration label
R6 Blue Buln Buln East Registration label

Buln Buln East cds on 2d red KGV stamp - 20th May 1932
Buln Buln East cds on 2d red KGV stamp - 20th May 1932

PPA tells us that Buln Buln East opened as Drouin North Post Office on 1st February 1882 & was; renamed Buln Buln East Post Office on 3rd April 1893 & closed on 6th January 1962.
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The philatelic bus has wandered down the road and has arrived at WARRAGUL.
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Street map of Warragul Victoria.
Street map of Warragul Victoria.
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Local businesses in Warragul Victoria.
Local businesses in Warragul Victoria.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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POST OFFICE/STREET POST BOX.

Warrgul Victoria Post Office. c1930's.
Warrgul Victoria Post Office. c1930's.
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Warragul Victoria Post office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Warragul Victoria Post office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Street post box Warragul Victoria.
Street post box Warragul Victoria.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. WARRAGUL.

National Development 1973. Official Post Office FDC. Warragul FDI postmark.
National Development 1973. Official Post Office FDC. Warragul FDI postmark.
Shire of Warragul Centenary cover. 1982.
Shire of Warragul Centenary cover. 1982.
Wally Warragul Warriors PNC. 2016.
Wally Warragul Warriors PNC. 2016.
Registration label from Warragul Victoria.
Registration label from Warragul Victoria.
Unframed Warragul Victoria postmark on Victoria state stamp. MR 6/00.
Unframed Warragul Victoria postmark on Victoria state stamp. MR 6/00.
Warragul Vic postmark on 2d brown KGV stamp. 1922.
Warragul Vic postmark on 2d brown KGV stamp. 1922.
Selection of decimal railway parcel stamps. Warragul Victoria.
Selection of decimal railway parcel stamps. Warragul Victoria.
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1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c &amp; Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Warragul fdi 18th October 1978.
1978 Australian Racehorses Tulloch 20c, Bernborough 35c, Phar Lap 50c & Peter Pan 55c stamps fdc postmarked Warragul fdi 18th October 1978.

Centenary of Local Government Warragul 1982 pictorial postmark - 15th February 1982 (APM #10850)
Centenary of Local Government Warragul 1982 pictorial postmark - 15th February 1982 (APM #10850)

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1982 Australian Roses stamps fdc postmarked Warragul fdi 19th May 1982.
1982 Australian Roses stamps fdc postmarked Warragul fdi 19th May 1982.

VPC Stamp Clubs Open Day held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul - 18th October 1998 (APM #21520)
VPC Stamp Clubs Open Day held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul - 18th October 1998 (APM #21520)

Colleen Woolley writes in Oz Pictormarks:

"The first settlement occurred in the 1860s to the north of Brandy Creek. later known as Buln Buln, which was the staging point for coaches on the Old Sale Road. English novelist Anthony Trollope, spoke in 1872 of 'horses, rolling up to their bellies in the mud', struggling to pull coaches free of the bog. However marshes were soon drained, forests were torn down & the scrub was burnt. Commercially activity really began with the arrival of the railway in 1878, the year Warragul was established".
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Lionel Rose, Warragul's most famous resident, & Mr Puffin has shown you his statue in Queens Park:

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (21 June 1948 – 8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. He later became the first Indigenous Australian to be named Australian of the Year.

Rose was the 2003 inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame "moderns" category and was the second person to be elevated to "legend" status in 2010.

Alpha fdc by Havilah Enterprises for Sporting Treasure - Lionel Rose's boxing gloves at the National Institute of Sport, MCG, postmarked East Melbourne National fdi - 8th March 2005
Alpha fdc by Havilah Enterprises for Sporting Treasure - Lionel Rose's boxing gloves at the National Institute of Sport, MCG, postmarked East Melbourne National fdi - 8th March 2005

Born and raised at Jacksons Track, near Labertouche:

R6 Blue Provisional Handwritten Registration label for Labertouche
R6 Blue Provisional Handwritten Registration label for Labertouche

Labertouche cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - postmarked 12th November 1934
Labertouche cds on 2d Centenary of Victoria stamp - postmarked 12th November 1934

in Victoria as well as the town of Warragul, Rose grew up in hardship and learned to box from his father, Roy, who was a skilled fighter at local house shows.

Later, at the age of 10, Rose was given a pair of gloves by his teacher, Ian Hawkins (who observed him shadow boxing). Aged about 15, he went under the tutelage of Frank Oakes, a Warragul trainer (whose daughter Jenny he later married). He won the Australian amateur flyweight title at 15. He was the godfather to model and actress Ruby Rose.

After missing selection for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Rose began his professional boxing career at age 16, on 9 September 1964, outpointing Mario Magriss over eight rounds. This fight was in Warragul, but the majority of Rose's fights were held in Melbourne. Along the way he was helped by Jack and Shirley Rennie, in whose Melbourne home he stayed, training every day in their backyard gym.

After five wins in a row, on 23 July 1965, Rose was rematched with Singtong Por Tor, whom he had beaten in a 12-round decision. Por Tor inflicted Rose's first defeat, beating him on points in six rounds. On 14 October of the same year, he had his first fight abroad, beating Laurie Ny by a decision in 10 rounds at Christchurch, New Zealand.

Over his next nine fights, Rose had a record of eight wins and one loss, with one knockout. The lone loss in those nine fights was to Ray Perez, against whom Rose split a pair of bouts. Then at age 18, on 28 October 1966, he met Noel Kunde at Melbourne for the Australian bantamweight title. He won the title by defeating Kunde in a 15-round decision.

Rose won one more bout in 1966 and eight in 1967 (including a thirteenth-round knockout win against Rocky Gattellari to defend his Australian championship) before challenging Fighting Harada for the world bantamweight title on 26 February 1968 in Tokyo. Rose made history by becoming the first Aboriginal Australian to be a world champion boxer when he defeated Harada in a 15-round decision. This win made Rose an instant national hero in Australia and an icon among Aboriginal Australians. A public reception at Melbourne Town Hall was witnessed by a crowd of more than 100,000. On 2 July of that year, he returned to Tokyo to retain his title with a 15-round decision win over Takao Sakurai. Then, on 6 December, he met Chucho Castillo at the Inglewood Forum in Inglewood, California. Rose beat Castillo by decision, but the points verdict in favour of him infuriated many in the pro-Castillo crowd and a riot began: 14 fans and fight referee Dick Young were hospitalised for injuries received.


Rose in 1969
On 8 March 1969, Rose retained the title with a 15-round decision over Alan Rudkin, but five months later he returned to Inglewood, where he faced Rubén Olivares on 22 August. Rose lost the world bantamweight title to Olivares via a fifth-round knockout.

Rose continued boxing after his defeat against Olivares, but, after defeats against practically unknown fighters, many believed he was done as a prime fighter. However, he was far from finished: he upset future world lightweight champion Itshimatsu Suzuki on 10 October 1970 in a 10-round decision, and once again, he positioned himself as a world title challenger, albeit in the lightweight division, 17 pounds over the division where he crowned himself world champion.

Despite having lost to Jeff White for the Australian lightweight title, Rose got another world title try when he faced WBC world junior lightweight champion Yoshiaki Numata, on 30 May 1971 at Hiroshima. Numata beat Rose by a fifteen-round decision, and Rose announced his retirement soon after.

In 1975, he came back, but after losing four of his next six bouts, including one against Rafael Limón, Rose decided to retire for good. Rose compiled a record of 42 wins and 11 losses as a professional boxer, with 12 wins by knockout.

Singing career
During his time off from boxing in the 1970s, Rose embarked on a modest singing career in Australia having hits with "I Thank You" and "Please Remember Me" in 1970. The song "I Thank You" was a top 5 nationwide hit, produced and written by Johnny Young and engineered by John L Sayers; it was played as a substitute to the Australian National Anthem during radio broadcasts of the State of Origin series, and other sporting events by the comedic sports commentators, Roy Slaven and H.G. Nelson.

It is widely thought that Rose's singing career didn't give him time to get enough preparation training in, which is why he lost bouts against so many unknown fighters (after his loss to Ruben Olivares).

Rose sang "Jackson Track" and "I Thank You", in both the SBS documentary and accompanying CD, Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music.

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Retirement

In retirement, Rose became a successful businessman, and he enjoyed the monetary benefits his career brought him. Rose was showcased in 2002 in The Ring section 'Where are they now?'.

In 2007, Rose suffered a stroke that left him with speech and movement difficulties.

Rose died on 8 May 2011 after an illness which lasted for several months.

Awards
Rose was featured in Australian author: Wendy Lewis's book of "Australia's Greatest People" in 2010.

In 1968 Lionel Rose became the first Aboriginal Australian of the Year and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

In 1969 Lionel Rose was granted the "Key to the City of Gold Coast", only the second recipient of the City's highest honor.

In 1970 he won the Australian Amateur Flyweight title

In 2003 he was an inaugural inductee in the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame.

In 2005 he was featured on a stamp (part of the 2005 edition).

Sporting Treasures corner block of 4 stamps of Lionel Rose's Boxing Gloves with Sir Donald Bradman's Baggy Green Cap
Sporting Treasures corner block of 4 stamps of Lionel Rose's Boxing Gloves with Sir Donald Bradman's Baggy Green Cap

In 2005 Rose was also awarded the E9 title of 'King of the Ring'.

In 2011 he was inducted to the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.

TV and film
His life inspired the TV serial The Battlers (1968) about an Aboriginal boxer, played by Vincent Gill in blackface.

The TV miniseries Rose Against the Odds was produced in 1991 – a period drama of Rose's life story starring Paul Williams and Telly Savalas. It was released as a feature film in 1995.

In 2008, after nearly three years of conducting interviews with Rose, his family and friends, Melbourne filmmaker Eddie Martin premiered his feature-length documentary Lionel at the Melbourne International Film Festival. After a brief theatrical run, a shorter version of the film premiered on SBS television on 28 November 2008.

Professional boxing record

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Australia Post Sporting Treasures fdc with Lionel Rose's Boxing Gloves Stamp
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And following is a scan from the original contract for the Rose v Rudkin fight signed by Lionel, Alan, trainers Jack Rennie and Bobby Neil and promoter Reg Ansett:

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original contract for the Rose v Rudkin fight signed by Lionel, Alan, trainers Jack Rennie and Bobby Neil and promoter Reg Ansett
original contract for the Rose v Rudkin fight signed by Lionel, Alan, trainers Jack Rennie and Bobby Neil and promoter Reg Ansett

Australia BOXING 1969 LIONEL ROSE v ALAN RUDKIN, WORLD TITLE FIGHT PROGRAM
Australia BOXING 1969 LIONEL ROSE v ALAN RUDKIN, WORLD TITLE FIGHT PROGRAM

Australia BOXING Photo 1969 of LIONEL ROSE, BOBBY NEIL &amp; JACK RENNIE with ANSETT logo
Australia BOXING Photo 1969 of LIONEL ROSE, BOBBY NEIL & JACK RENNIE with ANSETT logo


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Amazing Lionel Rose memorabilia towradji. :mrgreen:
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Thanks, I understand that the Kooyong seating was expanded to add capacity.

Sadly, all the participants have now passed but I am told Mrs Rudkin made lifelong friends here and is in contact with locals.

Bob Ansett played the part of his father in the movie.

Another informed source advises that this contract, programme and a ticket will be framed and put on public display in Melbourne soon.

Lionel, of course, was a successful country music singer as well. Slim and Joy taught us all of our First Nations peoples love of country music. They toured regularly during the tough times.

I first met Slim at a concert in Port Hedland on his way to Marble Bar.

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Thanks towradji for that information re Kooyong Stadium.

Prior to Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, (previously known as the National Tennis Centre, Flinders Park), Kooyong was the home to the Australian Open & all other major tennis tournaments played in Melbourne.

It is now less loved & sits in the shadows under the Monash Freeway which we zipped over on our trip from Richmond to Glen Iris.

Wesley fdc for Sports Personality, Sir Norman Brookes postmarked on fdi with Kooyong cds - 18th February 1981
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Australia Post fdc for Tennis Living Legend Rod Laver &amp; Margaret Court postmarked on fdi with Kooyong cds - 24th January 2003
Australia Post fdc for Tennis Living Legend Rod Laver & Margaret Court postmarked on fdi with Kooyong cds - 24th January 2003

Australia Post fdc for Centenary of Australian Open postmarked on fdi with Kooyong cds -11th January 2005
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The philatelic bus has dashed down the road and has arrived at DARNUM.

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Musical Village sign at Darnum.
Musical Village sign at Darnum.
Meet the friendly locals.
Meet the friendly locals.
Moe River Butter Factory near Darnum.
Moe River Butter Factory near Darnum.
Darnum Victoria Railway Station.
Darnum Victoria Railway Station.
Australian Rules Football. Darnum v Buln Buln.
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POST OFFICE/PHILATELIC ITEMS. DARNUM.

Darnum Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Darnum Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Darnum Victoria Post Office. 2016. Google Maps.
Darnum Victoria Post Office. 2016. Google Maps.
Unframed Darnum Victoria postmark on cover. MY22/05.
Unframed Darnum Victoria postmark on cover. MY22/05.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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Darnum Victoria Railway Station.
Mr Puffin that is a very interesting picture you show.

Train travellers today have catch the V-Line Diesel to go to Darnum & beyond. But back in the 1980s you could take an electric train through to Moe & maybe further to Yallourn & Morwell. Today the electric line ends at Pakenham.

The train you show is one of the early silver trains that Vic Rail purchased to replace the blue Harris trains that were full of asbestos. Most of the blue trains, if I remember correctly ended up in the quicksand at Clayton.

No doubt there was the need for the electric train line while there was the town at Yallourn. In October 1978 electric trains were banned from the line, & in March 1979 work began on removing the overhead wiring. The line itself was closed in December 1986.

This is testing my memory but in the late 1970s I worked for an accounting firm in St.Kilda Road. One of my co-workers lived either in Moe or Morwell & he would commute daily from there into work. The trip took him something like 3 hours one way with changeover for a tram down St.Kilda Road.

Blue Harris Train at Darnum 1963.
Blue Harris Train at Darnum 1963.

I bet the State Government wish they still had the electrified line to Morwell today.
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The philatelic bus has dawdled down the road and has arrived at YARRAGON.

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Bob's Shed. Yarragon Victoria.
Bob's Shed. Yarragon Victoria.
Community Hall and Church. Yarragon Victoria.
Community Hall and Church. Yarragon Victoria.
Yarragon Railway Station.
Yarragon Railway Station.
Yarragon Ale House.
Yarragon Ale House.
Yarragon Dairy Company.
Yarragon Dairy Company.
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POSTCARDS/FOLDOUTS.

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POST OFFICE YARRAGON.

Yarragon Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
Yarragon Victoria Post Office. 2002. Peggy Hayes photo.
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PHILATELIC ITEMS. YARRAGON.

Registered cover from Yarragon Victoria. 1935.
Registered cover from Yarragon Victoria. 1935.
Commercial cover from Yarragon Victoria. 1975.
Commercial cover from Yarragon Victoria. 1975.
Yarragon Vic-Aust postmark on cover addressed to the daughter of the postmarkers manufacturer. 1963.
Yarragon Vic-Aust postmark on cover addressed to the daughter of the postmarkers manufacturer. 1963.
Commercial cover from 1995. Rubber Yarragon Vic 3823 postmark.
Commercial cover from 1995. Rubber Yarragon Vic 3823 postmark.
Yarragon Vic postmark. 1962.
Yarragon Vic postmark. 1962.
Yarragon Vic 3823 Pivot Head Postmark. 1988.
Yarragon Vic 3823 Pivot Head Postmark. 1988.
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