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eharper wrote: 03 Jun 2024 04:46 Tandur, Queensland RO c.1914; closed c.1917. RO 22/12/1925; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/6/1976.

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Kainnikanada wrote: 03 Jun 2024 14:27 The '3' & '0' date-wheels are not conclusive.
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The 1½d Centenary of WA (Swan) stamp issued on 28th September 1929.

The year in the dateline looks like 29 to me.

By October 1930, the local letter rate had increased to 2d.

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Brad,

So it follows that the 1½d became obsolete when the rate increased or....could someone have had a copy available to be used with a ½d to make up the 2d rate? Just speculation on my part.

Even a '2' & a '9' are not conclusive.
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Rod,

As we only have a stamp, there could have been number of other stamps on the original cover or simply just one for the local letter rate.

Two of these would have made up the 3d airmail rate.

However when I look the OPs stamp & your "green" stamp I see 29.

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Using retroreveal it looks like 29 or 30. Most of these commemorative type stamps I've looked at tend to be postmarked within a year or two of the issue dates.
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Big Brook WA,renamed from Wandagarrup PO 1/6/1914;renamed Pemberton PO 1/11/1915.
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Barunga North 1, renamed from Sharps Well PO 1/7/1901;closed 31/1/1931.
Barunga North 2,PO 14/5/1935;closed 15/4/1942.
Barunga North 3,PO c1946; closed 31/1/1958.
With an inverted year above the month/day.
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Spring-Hill, Tasmania August 4, 1911: PO 1/10/1841; RO 1/1/1910; PO 1/6/1927; closed 1/7/1929.
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Glen Valley, Victoria, September 10th, 1935, Second Opening PO c.1934; closed 6/10/1973
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Lochaber PO 1/3/1881;closed 16/5/1929.
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Tea Tree Gully 1,renamed from Steventon PO 1/12/1872;renamed Teatree Gully PO 3/9/1925.
Tea Tree Gully 2,renamed from Teatree Gully 1/4/1966;renamed St. Agnes PO14/7/1969.
Tea Tree Gully South Australia.
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Entrance North, NSW - RO 30/10/1923; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/3/1935
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Terrors Creek,renamed from Hamilton PO c1892;renamed Dayboro PO 24/5/1917.
Terrors Creek,Queensland.
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Mintaro, South Australia April 5, 1928 - PO 5/5/1856; closed c.-/4/1902. [Transferred to Mintaro Central] Renamed from Mintaro Central PO 15/10/1917; CMA 31/3/1993; closed 31/3/1993
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Going, going, going:


Save Our Local Post Office at Frankston Central Post Shop
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THE Australia Post branch on Wells Street is set to permanently close. Australia Post announced that the 54-58 Wells Street post office would close permanently last week. Its final trading day will be 9 August 2024.

In a statement Australia Post said it had decided to close the branch “following a fall in customer visits of almost 40 per cent over the past four years resulting in substantial financial losses.” “The area is well serviced with four post offices within a three-kilometre radius, including the Frankston South Post Office 1.9 kilometres away,” the statement read. “All team members will be offered roles at surrounding outlets or closer to home.” Eight staff will be affected by the closure.

The Wells Street branch is a corporate post office – other nearby branches on Yuille Street, Beach Street, Heatherhill Road, and Ashleigh Avenue are licensed post offices. The next closest post office to Wells Street is the LPO at 58 Yuille Street, nearly two kilometres away.

PO Box customers will be moved to the Frankston PO Box Centre at 27 – 31 Playne St. There are 221 leased PO boxes at the Wells Street branch which will need to be relocated.


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Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yerrinbool NSW cds -  25th October 1960
Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yerrinbool NSW cds - 25th October 1960
Yerrinbool is a Northern Village of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, in the Wingecarribee Shire, and is accessible from the Hume Highway (via Bargo or Alpine) and is about a 12 km (7.5 mi) drive from nearby Mittagong. It is 7 km (4.3 mi) to Hill Top as the crow flies, accessible by foot via a fire trail. It is on the western edge of the Upper Nepean Nature Reserve, a vast area of forest, lakes and dams between Yerrinbool and the coastal communities around Wollongong (accessible by a circuitous 63 km (39 mi) by road). Yerrinbool was previously officially known as the Town of Yerrinbool. It is located on the historic Old Hume Highway.

The name Yerrinbool is an Aboriginal word for the Wood Duck — a species which is quite common around the ponds in Yerrinbool. The area where Yerrinbool was prior to settlement was known as "Little Forest".

On 13 July 1919, Yerrinbool railway station along with now closed Aylmerton Station was officially open for use on the Main South Line. It was built on the new train line that was built between Mittagong and Picton to replace what is known today as the disused Picton Loop Railway Line. This line was built to ease steep grades as the original line left Picton Station train traffic "bottlenecked".

With the line and station now operating, the village was laid out, with two early land sales of Yerrinbool Station Estate on 6 October 1919 and 1 January 1920.

Yerrinbool Post Office opened on 1 December 1919 on the arrival of the railway and closed in 1977.


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Phoenix says Yerrinbool opened as a RO on 1/12/1919, became a PO on 1/7/1927 & closed on 16/9/1977.

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Murat Bay SA, PO 10/4/1898; renamed Ceduna PO1/1/1922.
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It's not the prettiest postmark, but reasonably rare. Grove Hill, Northern Territory September 18, 1945 - Renamed from Port Darwin Camp PO 9/6/1884; closed 21/8/1889. Grove Hill (2)TO 27/3/1925; closed 28/3/1942. Grove Hill (3) TO 1/7/1946; closed 5/7/1979.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Major Creek NSW cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Major Creek NSW cds - 1st November 1960
Daroobalgie is a locality on the Newell Highway in central New South Wales situated about 300km west of Sydney. Daroobalgie is about 253m above sea level. The nearest more populous place is the town of Forbes which is 7.7km away with a population of around 7,100. it is north of Forbes & south of Tichborne on the Newell Highway.

Phoenix says Daroobalgie opened as an RO on 16/5/1896, became a PO on 1/8/1912, became a TO 19/3/1917 & closed on 30/6/1917. It reopened as a PO on 28/1/1918 & closed 30/10/1981.


http://www.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=21366&cmd=sp#:~:text=Darooba ... roobalgie.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Majors Creek NSW cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Majors Creek NSW cds - 1st November 1960
Majors Creek is a small village in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. The nearest major town is Braidwood, 16 km (9.9 mi) to the north. At the 2021 census, the population of Majors Creek was 290. A former gold mining town, the settlement is today associated with the operational Dargues Reef gold mine. The name, Majors Creek is also applied to the surrounding area, for postal and statistical purposes.

It lies to the east of the Great Dividing Range, on high ground, near a watershed between the Shoalhaven River catchment and the Deua-Moruya River catchment. It is on the upper part of Majors Creek (the watercourse), a tributary of Araluen Creek and a part of the Deua-Moruya catchment. Nearby Back Creek and Jembaicumbene Creek are tributaries of the Shoalhaven River; 36km by road west of Majors Creek, Captains Flat is on the Molonglo River, a tributary of the Murrumbidgee, in the Murray-Darling catchment.


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Phoenix says Majors Creek PO opened on 1/4/1858 & closed 12/12/1980.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Neath NSW cds - 28th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Neath NSW cds - 28th October 1960
Neath is a small, narrow village located between Cessnock and Abermain, with development situated either side of the main road through the village (Cessnock Road). To the south, the village is bounded by Northumberland Street, and Colliery Street (unformed) to the north. Development within the village is predominantly residential.

The village of Neath was directly associated with the opening of the Neath Colliery in 1906. The South Maitland railway line from Abermain was extended to Cessnock in 1904, supported by a passenger service. A line was connected to Neath with the construction of a station between 1906 and 1908. The mine closed in 1951, followed by the cessation of passenger services in 1967.

Phoenix says Neath PO opened on 2/10/1911 & closed on 28/2/1979.


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Blair Athol, PO c -/12/1910; closed 29/4/1977.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Marinna NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Marinna NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Marinna NSW cds - 31st October 1960

Marinna is a locality in Junee Shire in southern New South Wales, just north of Junee & west of the Olympic Hwy. Its main feature is a grain silo on the Main South railway line. A station was opened in the locality between 1897 and 1975.

Phoenix says Marinna PO opened on 7/12/1925 & closed on 31/1/1968.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pokataroo NSW cds - 5th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pokataroo NSW cds - 5th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pokataroo NSW cds - 5th November 1960

Pokataroo is a small settlement in the far north-west of New South Wales, that lies in the Walgett Shire, about 20kms south east of Collarenebri. It is made up of approximately 20 people, with only 10 buildings not including the large family farm of Taroo that takes up a large part of the eastern side of the road.

It used to have a railway station & a post office.



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Phoenix says Pokataroo Post Office opened as Collarenebri East RO on 1/7/1907 became a PO 18/2/1909. It was renamed Pokataroo PO 15/9/1913 & closed 24/7/1965.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Koloona NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Koloona NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Koloona NSW cds - 2nd November 1960

Koloona is a locality just off the Gwydir Highway in northeast New South Wales situated about 330km southwest of Brisbane (the nearest capital city). Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is about 470km south of Koloona. Koloona is at an altitude of about 528m above sea level.

The nearest more populous place is the village of Delungra, to the east, which is 11km away with a population of around 270.


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Phoenix says Koloona PO opened as Gragin RO on 1/10/1910 became a PO on 16/7/1913. It was renamed Koloona PO on 15/2/1915 & closed 31/12/1964.
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Wellington Mills WA, PO 22/1/1906; closed c-/8/1972.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Fairlight NSW cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Fairlight NSW cds - 1st November 1960
Fairlight is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Fairlight is located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Fairlight lies between Balgowlah and Manly on both sides of Sydney Road. The suburb reaches north past Balgowlah Road and the western boundary is Hill Street.

Fairlight takes its name from Fairlight House built by Henry Gilbert Smith (1802-1886) on land he bought in 1853 from John Parker who had received a land grant in 1837. The house was named after Fairlight, East Sussex, a historic village in Hastings, on the south coast of England.

Fairlight was originally only the area near the beach where Fairlight House once stood, and the suburb at the top of the hill was called Red Hill, due to the pre World War II red gravel surface of Sydney Road.


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Phoenix says Fairlight PO opened on 1/12/1936 & closed on 20/7/1993.

I can't say I had heard of Fairlight before as a suburb of Sydney, but I note that as the crow flies it's about 3kms west to Castlecrag. :D
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Denman NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Denman NSW cds - 26th October 1960
Denman is a small town in New South Wales, in Muswellbrook Shire. It is on the Golden Highway in the Upper Hunter Region, about 250 kilometres (160 mi) north of Sydney. At the 2016 census, Denman had a population of 1,789.

Denman is situated on the Hunter River near the Wollemi National Park. The main rural industries in the region are wine grape growing, horse breeding and farming. The town holds the annual Food and Wine Affair festival on the first Saturday of May.

Denman is also near Mount Rombo, a hill that has an unusual geometric shape causing to look like it has a perfectly flat top if it is viewed from Mangoola Road, a road that branches off the Golden Highway

About 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Denman, in the Goulburn River National Park, is Mount Dangar, with an elevation of 670 metres (2,200 ft) AHD . It was sighted in 1824 by surveyor Henry Dangar, who named it Mount Cupola (for its domed shape). It was renamed by explorer Allan Cunningham, who became the first European to climb it the following year.


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Phoenix says Denman opened as Merton PO 1/1/1835 & became Denman PO on 1/4/1862.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Delungra NSW cds - 12 Noon 5th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Delungra NSW cds - 12 Noon 5th November 1960
Delungra is a small town on the Gwydir Highway, 33 kilometres (21 mi) from Inverell and 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Bingara in Inverell Shire, New South Wales. At the 2016 census, Delungra and the surrounding area had a population of 647. The urban centre had a population of 285.

Delungra was incorporated as a town in 1907 and celebrated the centenary of the town combined with Australia Day celebrations in 2007. An earlier Reedy Creek Post Office was renamed Delungra on 11 June 1906.

in 2015, Delungra was named Australia's lowest-earning postcode by the Australian Taxation Office, with a mean taxable income of just $21,691.

Delungra has two horse events each year, with campdrafting in March, and a horse sports weekend in October.


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Phoenix says Delungra PO was renamed from Reedy Creek PO on 11/6/1906. It is not clear when the Reedy Creek PO opened.
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The Reedy Creek receiving office opened in 1886. Was never a post office.
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Thanks for that Mr Puffin.

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Athenna 1,PO 2/7/1900; closed 30/9/1924.
Athenna 2,PO 1/5/1926;TO 11/1/1971;closed 11/11/1971.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Earlwood NSW cds - 13th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Earlwood NSW cds - 13th October 1960
Earlwood is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Earlwood is located 10 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, and is part of the Canterbury-Bankstown area. It is in the local government area of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown.

Earlwood stretches from the southern bank of the Cooks River to the northern bank of Wolli Creek. Wolli Creek (the suburb), Turrella and Bardwell Park lie to the south across Wolli Creek, while Canterbury, Hurlstone Park and Marrickville are located to the north and east across Cooks River. The locality of Undercliffe is part of the suburb. Clemton Park adjoins the suburb to the west.

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Phoenix says Earlwood Post Office opened as Earlewood PO circa -/9/1925 & was renamed Earlwood PO circa -/12/1928. Not sure why Wikipedia did not mention the earlier spelling & the change.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pelican Flat NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pelican Flat NSW cds - 26th October 1960
Pelican is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, located 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Newcastle's central business district across the entrance to Lake Macquarie from the town of Swansea. It was known as Pelican Flat until 1991.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelican,_New_South_Wales

Pelican Flat opened as an RO 1/1/1927 & became a PO on 1/7/1927. Phoenix does not record a closure of this post office but I can't find in the current list of post offices as either Pelican or Pelican Flat.
Ubobo.R.O. wrote: 29 Sep 2023 18:59
BigSaint wrote: 29 Sep 2023 17:10 Pelican Flat opened as an RO 1/1/1927 & became a PO on 1/7/1927. Phoenix does not record a closure of this post office but I can't find in the current list of post offices as either Pelican or Pelican Flat.
Pelican Flat Post Office closed on 26/2/1993.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wallerawang NSW cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wallerawang NSW cds - 25th October 1960
Wallerawang is a small township in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. It is located approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of Lithgow adjacent to the Great Western Highway. It is also located on the Main Western railway line at the junction of the Gwabegar line. The name is also applied to the surrounding area for postal and statistical purposes.

The original inhabitants of the area west of the Blue Mountains were Wiradjuri Aboriginal Australians. It is believed they knew the area as Waller-owang. It is understood to mean place near wood and water, or plenty of water. James Blackman was probably the first European to visit the area when he marked out the route of the new road from Bathurst to the area now known as Wallerawang.

The Main Western railway line passes through the town of Wallerawang. In 1870 the track was opened to Wallerawang on its way to the next temporary terminus at Rydal later in 1870 and then Tarana in 1872. From May 1882, Wallerawang became a junction station with a junction 600 metres (2,000 ft) west of the station being the start of the railway line to Mudgee, later extended as the Gwabegar line. The railway station closed during the early 1990s


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Phoenix says the Wallerawang PO opened on 25/4/1870 but was renamed Lidsdale PO 15/8/1873. The
Wallerawang R.S. PO which opened on 1/7/1871 was renamed Wallerawang PO on 15/8/1873.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Plumpton NSW cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Plumpton NSW cds - 29th October 1960
Plumpton is located 45 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Walter Lamb (1825–1906) established a cannery, fruit preserving works and a coursing (greyhound racing) track on his property Woodstock. The area was initially known as Woodstock, but when a post office was established in 1889, there was confusion over this Woodstock and a railway station on the Blayney-Harden line, also called Woodstock. Coursing in England was conducted at Plumpton, so that name replaced Woodstock.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumpton,_New_South_Wales

Phoenix says Plumpton PO opened on 1/1/1889 & closed on 26/3/1979. :D
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Antwerp Vic cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Antwerp Vic cds - 1st November 1960
Antwerp is a locality in Victoria, Australia on the Dimboola – Rainbow Road, in the Shire of Hindmarsh, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north of Dimboola and 356 kilometres (221 mi) north-west of Melbourne. The Wimmera River passes 500 metres (550 yd) west of the locality. The population at the 2016 census was 63.

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1846, when George Shaw and Horatio Ellerman applied for 130,000 acres (530 km2) for sheep grazing. Ellerman named the area after his birthplace, the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Phoenix says the first "Antwerp" Post Office opened on 25 November 1891, but was renamed Antwerp North on 7th March 1892 and then Tarranyurk in May 1895, which mirrored its location along the railway line. The new Antwerp Post Office opened at Antwerp township on 7th March 1892 and closed on 18th January 1990.

Antwerp railway station and sidings on the Dimboola to Jeparit railway line opened in June 1894.


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Westbrook Siding, Queensland May 7, 1917 - Renamed from Westbrook PO c.1897; renamed Westbrook PO c.1910; Westbrook renamed from Westbrook Siding PO c.1910

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Note the continued use of the Westbrook Siding postmark until at least 1936.
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Yeah, I have that downloaded but I wasn't sure if I should have included that as it would have added several more lines. It's a bit confusing how they keep changing the name from Westbrook to Westbrook Siding and then back again.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Carlingford NSW cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Carlingford NSW cds - 7th November 1960
Carlingford is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Carlingford is 22 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of City of Parramatta. Carlingford sits at the meeting point of Northern Sydney and Western Sydney sitting on both sides of Pennant Hills Road which generally acts as a divider of the two regions.

The name Carlingford came into use officially on 16 July 1883 for the name of the post office located at Mobbs Hill. There are varying accounts of how the name Carlingford was suggested. One version was that local Frederick Cox heard one of his employees describe similarities between Mobbs Hill and the town of Carlingford, County Louth, located in the east of Ireland, on the present day border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Alternatively, and perhaps a happy alignment with the former version, was that Carlingford was named in honour of Lord Carlingford, who was the British Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies 1847–1860.

Carlingford railway station was the terminus of the Carlingford Line on the Sydney Trains network. The Carlingford Line, which opened on 20 April 1896 as a private railway, then as a public line on 1 August 1901, was a mostly single-track line.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlingford,_New_South_Wales

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with The Entrance NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with The Entrance NSW cds - 31st October 1960
The Entrance is a coastal town and suburb in the Central Coast region of New South Wales. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area. At the 2011 census, The Entrance had a population of 3,873. it is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Newcastle,

The town occupies a promontory bounded by water on three sides. The Entrance gains its name from the channel that runs along much of its northern border that is 'the entrance' to Tuggerah Lakes. The Entrance has been a holiday destination since the first guest house was established there in 1885.

It is believed Europeans first discovered The Entrance in 1796. It was found by Governor of Tasmania, Colonel David Collins, who had arrived on the First Fleet, during the search for an escaped convict woman, Mary Morgan, who was said to be living with the Aborigines to the North of the Hawkesbury River.

In 1889 the railway line was completed from Sydney to Newcastle and tourism began to develop.


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Phoenix says the The Entrance PO opened as Karagi RO on 15/12/1910 & became a PO on 1/6/1911 & was renamed The Entrance PO on 15/11/1911.
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Yandiah SA,renamed from Yandia PO c-/5/1922; closed 30/10/1971.
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Walkerville, Victoria October 25, 1926 - Renamed from Waratah Bay PO 15/12/1892; closed 20/3/1972
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Save Our Local Post Office at Chadstone Shopping Centre!
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The imminent closure of the Chadstone Shopping Centre Post Office, slated for June 21, 2024,......


https://www.change.org/p/save-our-local-post-office-at-chadstone-shopping-centre
Phoenix says Chadstone Centre PO opened 3/10/1960 & Australia Post says closed 21st June 2024.

Royal Cachet Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp fdc postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 (9 days after opening) to Chadstone Vic
Royal Cachet Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp fdc postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 (9 days after opening) to Chadstone Vic
Royal Cachet Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp fdc postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 (9 days after opening) to Chadstone Vic
Postcard with $1.50 Special Occasions Kangaroo stamp postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic Postal Manager rectangonal postmark on last day of post office - 21st June 2024
Postcard with $1.50 Special Occasions Kangaroo stamp postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic Postal Manager rectangonal postmark on last day of post office - 21st June 2024
Postcard with $1.50 Special Occasions Kangaroo stamp postmarked with Chadstone Centre Vic Postal Manager rectangonal postmark on last day of post office - 21st June 2024

Chadstone Shopping Centre (colloquially known as Chaddy) is a shopping centre located in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern East. Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Australia by both area and number of stores and one of the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. The centre opened on 3 October 1960 and was the first self-contained regional shopping centre in Melbourne.


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Save Our Local Post Office at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre!
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The scheduled closure of the post office branch at Fountain Gate shopping centre on June 21, 2024, has sparked major concern from the local community......


https://berwicknews.starcommunity.com.au/news/2024-05-17/post-closure-sparks-concern/
Phoenix says Fountain Gate PO opened on 8/7/1985; became a LPO 1/10/1993; returned to being a PO 19/10/1998 & Australia Post says closed on 21st June 2024.

Postcard with $1.50 Three Sisters stamp postmarked with Fountain Gate Vic cds on last day of post office - 21st June 2024:
Postcard with $1.50 Three Sisters stamp postmarked with Fountain Gate Vic cds on last day of post office - 21st June 2024
Postcard with $1.50 Three Sisters stamp postmarked with Fountain Gate Vic cds on last day of post office - 21st June 2024

Westfield Fountain Gate is a super-regional shopping centre located in Narre Warren in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It is the second largest shopping centre in Australia by both floor area and number of anchor tenants. However, it is the largest shopping centre in Australia with all 3 discount department stores, Big W, Target and Kmart.


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Uncacheted cover with QEII 5d green stamp postmarked with Tallyho Vic cds with small dateline (not recorded on Phoenix) - 26th September 1964 to Camberwell Vic.<br /><br />Note Tally Ho incorrectly shown as one word.
Uncacheted cover with QEII 5d green stamp postmarked with Tallyho Vic cds with small dateline (not recorded on Phoenix) - 26th September 1964 to Camberwell Vic.

Note Tally Ho incorrectly shown as one word.
Former Tally Ho Vic Post Office
Former Tally Ho Vic Post Office
Now Tattslotto &amp; a Cafe
Now Tattslotto & a Cafe
http://www.victorianplaces.com.au/tally-ho

Tally Ho, a relatively prominent district in the rural landscape of the nineteenth century, is now a sub-locality of Burwood East, 18 km east of central Melbourne. The dividing line between the Parishes of Nunawading and Mulgrave was the east-west Highbury road, and a store was built at the corner of Blackburn and Highbury Roads in the 1860s. It was opposite a school opened in 1861, positioned to take children from families in each parish. A hotel was built next to the store in 1871 and was later named Tally Ho.

Farming settlements increased along Highbury Road, particularly orchards, and a local fruit growers' association was formed in 1893. In about 1902 the Methodist Church established the Tally Ho Boy's Home, about 2 km eastwards, later becoming the Burwood East Boys' Training Farm with its own school (1908). The school, however, was renamed Tally Ho to avoid confusion with the one near the Tally Ho hotel (although it had been renamed Burwood East some years before).

A new Tally Ho Boys' Village was opened in 1952. The site remained the last rural land in an area increasingly under housing in the 1970s. It is now the Tally Ho Business Park. The other part of Tally Ho where the hotel was situated retains the Tally Ho name in a small shopping centre and post office in Blackburn Road (obviously written before 1997). There are also a Tally Ho tennis club and reserve nearby.

Phoenix says Tally Ho PO 1/12/1882; LPO 10/8/1993; replaced by Burwood East LPO 7/11/1997.
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Woodchester SA, renamed from Tinpot PO 29/9/1858;closed 31/3/1973.
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Uncacheted cover with Lawrence Hargrave 5d  stamp postmarked with Half Moon Bay Vic cds - 31st August 1965 to Malvern Vic.
Uncacheted cover with Lawrence Hargrave 5d stamp postmarked with Half Moon Bay Vic cds - 31st August 1965 to Malvern Vic.
Half Moon Bay Vic cds - 31st August 1965
Half Moon Bay Vic cds - 31st August 1965
Phoenix says Half Moon Bay was renamed from Black Rock PO 10/4/1922, provisionally closed on 9/8/1968 & closed on 17/11/1968 & said to be 0.7 km NNW of Black Rock.

The Half Moon Bay is a bay and neighbourhood on Port Phillip, south east of Melbourne. Located in the suburb of Black Rock, it is home to the Black Rock Yacht Club, the Half Moon Bay Lifesaving Club and the Cerberus Beach House Restaurant and Beach Kiosk. This bay also gets a mention in the Cat Empire song, "The Wine Song". Half Moon Bay is also home to HMVS Cerberus, the last surviving monitor warship in the world, which acts as a breakwater. Half Moon Bay has a lifesaving club and a pier and has the Red Bluff Cliffs just along the beach. The cliffs were briefly featured in the movie "Mad Max'" as well as the 90's children's television series "Round The Twist". Half Moon Bay also has aquatic life which makes good snorkelling. It features many coastal processes.

The first Black Rock Post Office opened here on 23 April 1902, was renamed Half Moon Bay in 1922 and closed in 1968.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_Moon_Bay_(Victoria)

In trying to work out the location of this post office, I think that it might have been on Beach Road near Red Bluff Lookout.

According to Nick Tang Real Estate & wikipedia:

The first Post Office in the area was Red Bluff to the north, which opened on 17 April 1901 and closed in 1969. The first Black Rock Post Office opened on 23 April 1902, was renamed Half Moon Bay in 1922 and closed in 1968. The second Black Rock Post Office opened in 1922 near the corner of Bluff Road and Balcombe Road.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock,_Victoria

However Phoenix say that Red Bluff PO was 10 km WNW of Tallangatta (near Wodonga). I think something is wrong here as I cannot imagine that Red Bluff Post Office & Half Moon Bay Post Office have been so close to each other.

I spoke to David Wood at Phoenix who confirmed that Red Bluff PO was near Wodonga & the wikipedia is incorrect saying it was in the Black Rock area.

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Rosewater SA, PO c-/7/1877; closed 30/4/1982.
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Uncacheted cover with QEII 5d stamp postmarked with Castlefield Vic cds - 21st August 1965 to Malvern Vic.
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Castlefield Vic cds - 21st August 1965
Castlefield Vic cds - 21st August 1965
Phoenix says Castlefield PO opened on 16/10/1950 & closed 28/6/1985.

Originally a farm owned by Solicitor and Lay preacher Matthew Smith much of the Castlefield land was compulsorily acquired for soldier settlement housing after the First world war. After the death of Mathew Smith’s last surviving daughter, the grand house and the remaining land, was sold for the establishment of Haileybury College.

The Castlefield estate was the second largest soldier settlement housing estate in Victoria after WW1 and is best preserved. It is recognizable by the names of the streets which are named after landmarks on the Western Front (Amiens, Passchendaele, Rouen etc). Originally farmland owned by early settler Matthew Smith it was compulsorily acquired after the war.


https://sandringhamhistorical.org.au/the-castlefield-estate/

The Estate appears to have been bordered by South Road, Hampton Street, Ludstone Street & Bluff Road with the Post Office, described by Phoenix as one km west of Moorabbin, being in a group of shops near the corner of Bluff & South Roads.
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