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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Austinmer NSW cds - 8th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Austinmer NSW cds - 8th November 1960
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North Bulli PO 1/5/1887; renamed Austinmer PO 1/3/1888.
Austinmer Renamed from North Bulli PO 1/3/1888.

Austinmer is a northern village of Wollongong on the south coast of New South Wales. It sits in the northern Illawarra region, south of Stanwell Park and immediately north of Thirroul.

The town's main beach is Austinmer Beach, a patrolled surf beach and a popular tourist beach. A second smaller and unpatrolled beach lies directly to the north of Austinmer beach. It is called Little Austinmer Beach, known locally as 'dog beach', as it is a popular off-leash zone for dog walking.

The main road through the town is Lawrence Hargrave Drive, which connects with the Princes Highway at Bulli Pass. Moore Street connects Austinmer railway station to Lawrence Hargrave Drive, and, along with a short stretch along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, constitutes Austinmer's commercial presence, as well as a police station, school, churches, and veterinary clinic.

It is served by Austinmer railway station on the South Coast railway line which runs electric double deck train services to Sydney and Wollongong.

By the 1860s, the area was simply called "North Bulli". The name was later changed to Austinmere (later dropping the final "e", and pronounced as "mer" as French for 'by the sea'; Austin (the original mine owner/manager) by the sea) with the opening of the North Illawarra Coal Company's mine around 1887. Some have suggested that the area was originally called Sidmouth, named after the Devonshire birthplace of Robert Marsh Westmacott who owned land that now includes Austinmer. It turns out that a future owner, one Biddulph Henning, named it Sidmouth after where he had been staying in 1891 just prior to his return to Australia and subsequent purchasing of the land in Austinmer. As the historian Joseph Davis explained, the name "Sidmouth" is unrecorded prior to Henning's purchase of the property.

Austinmer was the site of the Hicks Point coal jetty from 1886 to 1915, when it was destroyed by fire. Iron dowel pins that secured the timber uprights of the wharf to the bedrock and an iron mooring ring set into in the rock are all that remain of it today.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Avalon Beach NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Avalon Beach NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
Phoenix says Avalon Beach PO 15/5/1933.

Avalon Beach is a northern beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is 37 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, in the Northern Beaches region. The area was previously called Avalon, with the name Avalon Beach being assigned during a change in boundaries and names in the Pittwater region in 2012.

Avalon was named after the mythical Avalon, a legendary island in Celtic languages mythology. According to legends, Avalon was an earthly paradise and the final resting place of King Arthur.

The first land grant in the area was 240,000 square metres (60 acres) to John Farrell in 1827. In 1833 a 4.9-square-kilometre (1,200-acre) land grant was made to Australia's first Catholic priest, John Joseph Therry, by Governor Bourke. A further grant of 280 acres made in 1837 meant that Therry's holdings covered most of the peninsula from Newport to Whale Beach. He built a church in this area but his plans for a settlement never eventuated. Therry fought hard for the recognition of the Catholic Church in the colony. After he died, the land was left to the Jesuit order and was then sold to help finance the rebuilding of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. In the 1920s, the area was still known as 'Priest's Flat'. Arthur J Small handled a subdivision in 1921 and chose the name Avalon. Lots were sold for £100 each and included two year's free membership in the local golf club.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Awaba NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Awaba NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
Phoenix says Awaba PO 1/10/1889; closed 26/2/1993.

Awaba is a town and locality in the City of Lake Macquarie, Greater Newcastle in New South Wales, inland from Toronto. The name Awaba is of Aboriginal origins, and means "flat or plain surface", referring to Lake Macquarie.

Early Settlers: The timber workers were the area's pioneers and most came from Mulbring, Brunkerville, Mount Vincent and Wallis Plains. They included the Field, Wellard, Puddy and Murrell families.

Early Industries: In 1885 a timber depot was established. In the same year Awaba was selected as a site for a railway construction depot. A large saw mill was an early feature of the town. In 1948 the Awaba State Coal Mine was established, largely through the efforts of J.M. Baddeley, who had been the wartime Minister for Mines.

Railway: At the outset in 1887 Awaba had a platform on the down side of the line, with a loop siding opposite. Awaba to Wangi Wangi Power Station branch line opened on 25 May 1954. It was 6.5 miles long, but is now disused.

First Post Office: Opened 1 October 1889.

First School: Public school opened in June 1891.

Town: The village developed in response to the needs of the railway contractors and homes were scattered over a wide area. One settler operated a small general store, another a primitive butcher's shop.

A timber depot was established there in 1885, and the township created the same year. The railway station was opened in 1887.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bathurst NSW Aust cds - 18th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bathurst NSW Aust cds - 18th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Bathurst NSW Aust cds - 22nd October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Bathurst NSW Aust cds - 22nd October 1960
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Bathurst PO 1/3/1828.
Bathurst Camp PO 17/5/1948; closed 14/6/1952.
Bathurst Interim Mail Centre PO 11/5/1980; renamed Bathurst Mail Centre PO 13/9/1981.
Bathurst Mail Centre Renamed from Bathurst Interim Mail Centre PO 13/9/1981; renamed Central West Mail Centre MC 2/3/1992.
Bathurst Mil. P.O. PO 23/8/1940; closed 5/6/1946.
Bathurst Military Camp PO 1/5/1916; closed 2/12/1916.
Bathurst University LPO c.1997.
Bathurst West PO 7/9/1942.

Bathurst is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Bathurst is about 200 kilometres (120 mi) west-northwest of Sydney and is the seat of the Bathurst Regional Council. Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia and had a population of 37,191 in June 2019.

Bathurst is often referred to as the Gold Country as it was the site of the first gold discovery and where the first gold rush occurred in Australia. Today education, tourism and manufacturing drive the economy. The internationally known racetrack Mount Panorama is a landmark of the city. Bathurst has a historic city centre with many ornate buildings remaining from the New South Wales gold rush in the mid to late 19th century.

Bathurst is located on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range in the Macquarie River plain; also known as the Bathurst plains. The Macquarie River, which is part of the Murray-Darling basin, the largest river system in Australia, runs through the centre of the city.

Mount Panorama is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the CBD and effectively within the city limits; it is 877 metres (2,877 ft) AMSL and rises 215 metres (705 ft) above the Bathurst CBD.

The Great Western Highway, which begins in the centre of the city of Sydney, ends at Bathurst. Two main state highways start at Bathurst: the Mitchell Highway to Bourke and the Mid-Western Highway to Hay. Bathurst is about mid-way along a regional road route from Canberra and Goulburn to Mudgee and the Hunter Region. Bathurst is also on the Main Western railway line that starts at Sydney Central and proceeds for 242 kilometres (150 mi) by rail to Bathurst.

The main suburbs of Bathurst are: Kelso, Eglinton, West Bathurst, Llanarth, South Bathurst, Gormans Hill, Windradyne, Windradyne Heights and Abercrombie Estate. One of the newer suburbs is Marsden Estate, in Kelso.

The government surveyor, George Evans, was the first European to sight the Bathurst Plains in 1813, following the first successful British crossing of the Blue Mountains in the same year. In 1814, Governor Lachlan Macquarie approved an offer by William Cox to build a road crossing the Blue Mountains, from Emu Plains to the Bathurst Plains. This road was 3.7 metres (12 ft) wide and 163.3 kilometres (101+1⁄2 mi) long, built between 18 July 1814 and 14 January 1815 using 5 freemen, 30 convict labourers and 8 soldiers as guards. Twenty convicts and soldiers remained stationed at terminus of the road at the Bathurst Plains. These were the first non-Indigenous residents of what was to become Bathurst but was simply referred to until May 7 of that year as the Grand Depot. Governor Macquarie surveyed the finished road in April 1815, travelling along it to the Grand Depot with his wife and an entourage of 50 officials, soldiers and servants.

The Bathurst region was opened up to wider British settlement in 1818 when Macquarie granted ten men 20 hectares (50 acres) of land each. These men were William Lee, Richard Mills, Thomas Kite, Thomas Swanbrooke, George Cheshire, John Abbott, John and James Blackman, John Neville and John Godden. These grants were located at what is now White Rock and Kelso.

In the early years of settlement, Bathurst was a base for many of the early explorers of the NSW inland, including George Evans in 1815, John Oxley in 1817–1818, Allan Cunningham in 1823, and Thomas Mitchell during the 1830s.

Flecks of gold were first discovered in the Fish River in February 1823, but it was 12 February 1851 in a Bathurst Hotel when Edward Hargraves announced the discovery of payable gold. Soon, gold was found at Ophir (later Sofala) and Hill End in the 1850s.

Hill End, called 'Bald Hills' in 1850, 'Forbes' in 1860 and finally Hill End in 1862 was part of the Tambaroora district. At its peak had a population of 7 000 people. Hill End's fame is the finding of the 'Holtermann Specimen (Correctly the Beyers Holtermann Specimen)' on 20 October 1871 being the largest single mass of gold ever discovered in the world, a record that still stands today. Found in 1872 this single mass of quartz and gold weighed 630 lbs and when crushed produced and est. of 3000 troy oz (205 lbs or 93 kg) of gold, thus processed held more gold then the processed gold from largest nugget ever found, that being the Welcome Stranger from the Victorian Goldfields.

In the 1860s, the town of Bathurst began to boom. Bathurst was to become the first gold centre of Australia. The nearby gold localities would transport their gold to Bathurst then to Sydney. The mail and gold transport coaches became an obvious target for bushrangers, which became a major problem for the authorities.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Beechwood NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Beechwood NSW cds - 26th October 1960
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Mortons Creek (1) PO 1/2/1878; renamed Beechwood PO 1/7/1888.
Beechwood Renamed from Mortons Creek PO 1/7/1888.

Beechwood is located on the banks of the Hastings River in eastern New South Wales, a distance of about 300km north-northeast from Sydney. Beechwood has a population of around 420 and is at an altitude of approximately 22m.

The nearest more populous place is the town of Wauchope which is 5.3km away to the east with a population of around 4,800. About 20 kms further east is Port MacQuarie.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bega NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bega NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bega West NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bega West NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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Bega PO 1/6/1856.
Bega North PO 13/4/1959; closed 9/9/1994.
Bega West PO 1/3/1960; closed 30/6/1987.

Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, in the Bega Valley Shire. It is the economic centre for the Bega Valley.

One claim is that place name Bega is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "big camping ground". Another claim is that it is a corruption of the word "bika" in the local Aboriginal language (one of the Yuin languages) meaning "beautiful". The local Aboriginal name for Bega before colonisation was Worerker.

The first European to come near the area was George Bass, who explored the region's coastline in December 1797 as part of his broader explorations of the Australian coast. William Tarlinton was the first European to explore the area on foot, arriving in 1829. He returned in the early 1830s and settled there, starting a cattle farm. Others who arrived in the area around the same time were the Imlay brothers, who also began farming there. Their name has since been preserved in the form of Mount Imlay National Park. Live cattle were transported to Sydney for a time, to be supplemented by tallow and hides in the early 1840s. Beef and dairy farming were carried on in the area through the 1840s, and many towns were surveyed in the 1850s.

The town of Bega itself was laid out and gazetted in December 1851] Located to the north of its present location, repeated flooding later resulted in its relocation to the higher ground south of the river. Dairy farming expanded in the region quickly throughout the 1860s, overtaking cattle farming as the predominant industry. In 1858, Tathra was used as a port for the transport of products to Sydney, and the Illawarra Steam Company was established. In 1861–62, Tathra Wharf was constructed, which allowed for the further growth and expansion of the dairy industry.

The region received a further boost in the late 1870s when gold was discovered in the Bermagui area. The Bermagui gold rush followed quickly in 1880. Two years later, in 1882, the Municipality of Bega was created. The Bega Dairy Cooperative Limited was set up in the late 1890s.

Bega is now well known for its cheese. Bega Cheese is manufactured by The Bega Co-operative Society Limited which is one of the larger Australian cheese companies. Their products are exported around the world and distributed across Australia and are available in most supermarkets and general stores.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bellambi NSW Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bellambi NSW Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
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Bellambi PO 7/10/1889; closed 30/6/1988.
Bellambi Delivery Centre DC 27/11/1995.

Bellambi is a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. It has a railway station (opened 1889) on the NSW TrainLink South Coast Line.

Bellambi is situated directly north of Corrimal and east of Russell Vale. It has a beach, Bellambi Beach, on the Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track.

Bellambi lies on the flat northern Illawarra coastal plain, with views of the escarpment to the west, one of note being Broker's Nose, 440 metres high. To the east is Bellambi Beach and a creek inlet in a reserve, and to the south of the inlet is Bellambi Harbour (formerly known as Port Bellambi) and Bellambi Point.

The original jetty was constructed in 1858. On 28 August 1862 a telegraph line was constructed between Wollongong and Bellambi. In 1863 a second jetty was built at the harbour. In 1887 a new jetty was constructed at Bellambi Bay. In 1927 the Bellambi Mines Rescue Station was established. The public school was opened in 1956. In 1965 the rock pool was under construction.

Bellambi Point incorporates Bellambi Lagoon Reserve, a protected area mostly forested in swamp oaks (casuarina), coastal sclerophyll and saltmarsh. A small hill rises to about ten metres and has recently been fenced off due to erosion. This was a site of sand mining for some time. The site contains dune and wetland vegetation communities, a number of rare plant species and is an important habitat with more than 50 bird species using the site including a pair of White Breasted Sea Eagles.

Port Bellambi, by the last decade of the 19th century, there were two coal jetties at Bellambi, the South Bulli Jetty named after the mine of the same name and the Bellambi Coal Co. Jetty used by the Model Mine at Woonoona. The South Bulli Jetty built in 1887 was on Bellambi Beach immediately to the north of Bellambi Point. The Bellambi Coal Co. Jetty (also known as the "Woonoona Jetty") built in 1889 was located on a small rocky outcrop just to the north of the South Bulli Jetty. The port had also been the site of an earlier coal jetty completed around 1858 but only used for a relatively short time.

Coal was sent from the mines by rail to the jetty. There were two rail tracks on the jetty—a more elevated one for full coal wagons and another lower one for empty wagons—and two loading chutes (one for each hold of a 'sixty-miler'.) The wagons were separated for tipping. One end of the coal wagon was raised by a steam ram, acting on a wagon axle, tipping the coal through a hinged panel in the other end. The coal then passed through a chute, directly into one hold of the ship moored alongside the jetty. In 1909, six colliers were loaded with a total of 4,500 tons in 14 hours. The South Bulli Jetty operated until 1952. The light to aid shipping was decommissioned on 1 March 1954. The jetty partially collapsed in 1955 and was demolished in 1970.


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Mortons Creek (1) PO 1/2/1878; renamed Beechwood PO 1/7/1888.
Beechwood Renamed from Mortons Creek PO 1/7/1888.
Beechwood is located on the banks of the Hastings River in eastern New South Wales, a distance of about 300km north-northeast from Sydney. Beechwood has a population of around 420 and is at an altitude of approximately 22m.
The nearest more populous place is the town of Wauchope which is 5.3km away to the east with a population of around 4,800. About 20 kms further east is Port Macquarie.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bradfield NSW Aust cds - 17th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bradfield NSW Aust cds - 17th October 1960
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Lindfield R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 1/8/1940; renamed Bradfield PO 1/1/1951.
Bradfield Renamed from Lindfield R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 1/1/1951; replaced by Lindfield West PO 4/1/1972.
Lindfield West Replaced Bradfield PO 4/1/1972.

Bradfield, the western portion of which was also known as Bradfield Park, was a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia between 1924 and 1977, since absorbed by neighbouring Lindfield. It is located 11 km (7 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD

As of 2021, Bradfield is also the proposed name for a section of Bringelly in South Western Sydney.

Both names commemorate Dr John Job Crew Bradfield, who oversaw design and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge between 1913 and 1932.

The North Shore suburbs north of Chatswood initially developed as a narrow ribbon straddling the North Shore railway line. These early subdivisions were fringed by orchards, vineyards and scrub. Following World War I, wider availability of private motor vehicles and new privately owned bus services made it possible to live further from the railway stations.

A wedge-shaped area of open space between Bradfield Road and Lady Game Drive became known as 'Bradfield Park'. The site played host to the Australasian Jamboree of Boy Scouts in December 1938 to January 1939. Bradfield Park's life as a recreation reserve was brief. In 1939, the site was acquired by the Commonwealth Government and used to build a Royal Australian Air Force and Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force training camp, RAAF Station Bradfield Park. The base became the largest air force instruction centre in the country, with capacity for 1,000 recruits.

The Great Depression and World War II had brought a halt to almost all residential construction in Australia. When the war ended, Sydney was estimated to be 'short' 90,000 houses. The recently-established NSW Housing Commission sought to take over empty military camps for use as temporary accommodation. The Commonwealth agreed to lease only part of the Bradfield Park site to the Commission: its own Assisted Passage Migration Scheme meant that it was now responsible for housing thousands of immigrants from Europe. For the Commission, Bradfield Park was to become one of three so-called "Community Housing Centres" (the others were Herne Bay and Hargrave Park in Western Sydney) that together accommodated 12,500 people at any given time.

The Commonwealth's migrant hostel continued operating until 1971. In its final years, the British immigrants were replaced with New Australians from South America.

Bradfield faced the affluent suburb of Killara across Fiddens Wharf Road. School students from the two sides were strictly separated: migrant and low-income children went to Bradfield Park Public School, West Killara's kids went to Beaumont Road Public (opened 1953).[5][10] Nevertheless, the two shared a little row of shops, built between 1950 and 1955 on the north side of Moore Street, just south of the boundary. This was a dual carriageway section of Lady Game Drive until about 1970, before through traffic was redirected one block to the north. The southbound carriageway nearest the shops was repurposed as a car park.

The department bulldozed what remained of the migrant hostel in 1973. Part of the site was turned over to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). CSIRO had determined that the site, relatively distant from major roads, enjoyed sufficiently low levels of vibration to house a new National Measurement Laboratory. The laboratory opened in 1978, and the remainder of the Commonwealth land was sold for private housing.

The presence of migrant and low-income families had, in the eyes of residents, affected perceptions of the area; despite Dr Bradfield's considerable achievements, his surname now carried a certain stigma. The West Lindfield-West Killara Progress Association waged a successful campaign for the name Bradfield to be dropped. (The Progress Association had itself been named Bradfield from its foundation in 1947 until 1949.

The Commonwealth Government continued to refer to the area as Bradfield Park as late as 1979, however, thereafter reverting to "Lindfield". The local licensed post office, a newsagency in Moore Street, is known as Lindfield West.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Branxton NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Branxton NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
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Black Creek PO 1/2/1860; renamed Branxton PO 15/7/1862.
Branxton Renamed from Black Creek PO 15/7/1862.

Branxton is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Branxton is 171 kilometres (106 mi) north of Sydney via the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and New England Highway. Branxton is located mostly in the City of Cessnock, but part of it is in Singleton Shire.

Branxton lies on the Traditional Country of the Wonnarua people. In 1801 William Paterson (explorer) was the first European to sight the area when he travelled up the Hunter River as far as Dalwood. After colonisation, the township was initially referred to as Black Creek, but in 1848, its name was changed to Branxton as the developer believed that the Black Creek would not attract buyers. As settlers took up further land grants the township expanded capitalising on trade from settlers heading further north to settle the Liverpool Plains. By 1860 it was a village of 500 residents, a steam mill, post office, a mechanics institute and four hotels.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Brownsville NSW cds - 24th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Brownsville NSW cds - 24th October 1960
Phoenix says Brownsville PO 16/9/1883.

Brownsville is a suburb of the City of Wollongong. It is 92 km (57 mi) SSW of Sydney & 12 km (7 mi) SW of Wollongong.

Brownsville was the location of the first settlement at Dapto. With the construction of the South Coast railway, Dapto developed around the railway station, which was further south. Brownsville was named after George Brown who received a grant of 300 acres, south of Mullet Creek, in 1833. His "Ship Inn" became the centre of the farming community.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Brookvale NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Brookvale NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
Phoenix says Brookvale RO 1/6/1888; PO 1/8/1899. Wikipedia says below close 1st November 2013.

Brookvale is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Brookvale is 16 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.

The first development in the area was in 1836 when 64 hectares of farmland was granted to William Frederick Parker. In this period further land was sold to the Malcolm, Burns and Miles families. In 1883, Sydney Alexander Malcolm built what became known as 'Brookvale House'. It eventually was sold in 1961 to the Hooker Investment Corporation paving the way for the construction of Warringah Mall, which is the largest shopping complex in the area.

Brookvale had two post offices. Brookvale Post Office opened on 1 June 1888 and closed on 1 November 2013. The post office included a mail & parcel delivery & a collection service operated by Mailplus operated in that post office. Warringah Mall Post Office opened on 3 April 1963 as a second post office for Brookvale.

After World War II, much of the surrounding land was bought by immigrants, many of whom were Italian. Brookvale developed from farmland to manufacturing, warehousing, and in recent years there has been significant office space development. Because of the large presence of Pazzano immigrants, a little village of southern Italy, Brookvale is called by them "Pazzaniedu": Little Pazzano in the Calabrian dialect. Built in 1999, the Southern Cross Cable has a landing station in the suburb, which was commissioned in 2000.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Buladelah NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Buladelah NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
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Myall River PO 1/1/1863; renamed Bulahdelah PO 1/7/1877.
Bulahdelah Renamed from Myall River PO 1/7/1877.

Bulahdelah is a town and locality in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, in the Mid-Coast Council local government area. At the 2016 census, the locality had a population of 1,424. The main population centre, where 69% of the area's population lived in 2006, is the town of Bulahdelah.

The town is situated 235 kilometres (146 mi) north of Sydney along the eastern and northern banks of the Myall River, approximately 480 metres (1,575 ft) east of the confluence of the Myall and Crawford rivers. The eastern sector of the township is built on the foot of the Alum Mountain. Leading into the town from the south is the Bulahdelah Bridge that opened in November 1969 which formed part of the Pacific Highway until the town was bypassed in 2013.

The 292-metre-high (958 ft) mountain on which the south-eastern sector of the township is built was first named by the Aboriginal people of the area, the Worimi. They called their mountain "Boolah Dillah" (meaning: the Great Rock). In 1818 John Oxley, a crown surveyor added the word "Mountain" to its original name. The mountain is widely known by its long-term nickname, "the Alum Mountain", but is officially registered as Bulahdelah Mountain.[

After the discovery of alunite on the mountain, the mountain was mined from 1878 to 1927, and was managed by the Department of Mining from 1897 onwards. A refinery "The Alum Works" was created to facilitate the extraction of alum from the mined alunite. Another period of mining was then again from 1934 to 1952. Decreasing profitability meant mining had ceased by 1952 and in 1979 NSW State Forests took over management of the mountain.

Construction of the timber bridge across the Myall River was completed in 1892 and the bridge was formally opened on 28 July 1892. A 2-lane concrete bridge over Myall River was completed in 1969. In July 2013 a new section of the Pacific Highway bypassed Buladelah.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bungwahl NSW Aust cds - 24th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bungwahl NSW Aust cds - 24th October 1960
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Bungwall Flat PO 1/8/1875; renamed Bungwahl PO 16/10/1896.
Bungwahl Renamed from Bungwall Flat PO 16/10/1896; closed 30/6/1993.

Bungwahl is a small town in the Australian state of New South Wales, near Myall Lakes. It is close to lakes and beaches and the turnoff to Seal Rocks. It is about 30kms east of the previously discussed Bulahdelah.

Bungwall Flat Post Office opened on 1 August 1875. It was renamed Bungwahl in 1896 and closed in 1993.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bulga NSW cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Bulga NSW cds - 29th October 1960
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Bulga Renamed from The Bulga PO 1/1/1894; closed 2/7/1993.
The Bulga PO 1/8/1878; renamed Bulga PO 1/1/1894.

Bulga is a locality & village located at the western edge of the Hunter Valley in the Singleton Council region of New South Wales, about 90 kms north west of Newcastle It had a population of 354 as of the 2016 census. The name is derived from an Aboriginal word for "mountain" or "isolated hill or mountain".

Bulga Post Office opened as The Bulga on 1 August 1878, was renamed Bulga on 1 January 1894 and closed on 2 July 1993.

The village today contains the Regional Fire Service regional headquarters, National Parks and Wildlife Service offices, an Anglican church, a police station, scout hall in the former school building, recreation ground, service station and community hall. The community hall, originally a School of Arts, celebrated its 125th anniversary in October 2018.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Byabarra NSW cds - 9th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Byabarra NSW cds - 9th November 1960
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Greenburn (2) RO 7/12/1912; renamed Byabarra RO 15/10/1913.
Byabarra Renamed from Greenburn RO 15/10/1913; PO 19/11/1923; closed 16/6/1978.

Byabarra is located in the municipality of Port Macquarie-Hastings in the state of New South Wales, about 290 kilometers north-east of the state capital Sydney & about 40 kms west of Port Macquarie. The town had 328 inhabitants in 2016.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cammeray NSW Aust cds - 20th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cammeray NSW Aust cds - 20th October 1960
Phoenix says Cammeray PO 2/11/1914.

Cammeray is a residential suburb located five kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) and is part of the North Sydney Council local government area. Cammeray is part of the Lower North Shore region of Northern Sydney. According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 7,006 residents in Cammeray.

Cammeray takes its name from the Cammeraygal people, an Aboriginal clan who once occupied the Lower North Shore.

Prior to the 1920s, the suburb was known as Suspension Bridge reflecting the now Long Gully Bridge that joined Northbridge to Cammeray. Cammeray was slow to develop mainly due to its steep topography and remoteness from transport.

Despite the land boom of the 1880s and plans for a suspension bridge across Flat Rock Creek, development in the Cammeray area was mostly confined to the south of the suburb with some boatmen‟s houses on Folly Point. The rest of the district was very rural consisting of bushland, dairies and market gardens. Cammeray was also the site of Sydney's first quarry, with sandstone blocks from the quarry making many of the first buildings in Sydney town.

In 1892, a suspension bridge was built as a private initiative by the North Sydney Investment and Tramway Company, to attract buyers for new residential allotments on the north side of Long Bay. In 1914, the first tram crossed the bridge, conveniently linking the new suburb and beautiful Middle Harbour peninsulas to the more developed parts of North Sydney. Land sales revived in 1909 when the tramway along Miller Street was built, with a string of subdivisions opening up, including the Bell's Estate (1909). In the mid 1930s faults were discovered in the bridge's steel cables and anchorages in the rock below so public transport was interrupted with passengers having to walk across the bridge as trams waited on either side.

In the 1960s Cammeray's residential progress was interrupted when the Warringah Expressway cut through most of North Sydney including Cammeray. Portions of St Thomas' Cemetery and Cammeray Park were resumed, as well as numerous houses, particularly in the area between Falcon and Amherst Streets. The Warringah Expressway also divides Cammeray, with the only crossing points being at West, Miller, Ernest and Falcon Streets.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Caragabal NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Caragabal NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
Phoenix says Caragabal RO 16/10/1916; PO 1/7/1917; closed 1/5/1994.

Caragabal is a village and locality in New South Wales 413 kilometres west of Sydney. It is situated on flat country in the Weddin Shire, just beyond where the last slopes of the Great Dividing Range meet the plains of the Central West. The Barbingal Creek runs, after rain, along the south edge of the village parallel to the Mid-Western Highway. 214 people were recorded at the 2011 census for the Caragabal area

The village of Quandialla is 22 kilometres to the south. The towns of Grenfell, Forbes and West Wyalong are within 45 minutes' drive.

Permanent white settlement in this part of Wiradjuri country commenced in 1835, when colonial surgeon Andrew Gibson took up extensive grazing holdings ('runs') in the area at; Bogo Bogolong (45,000 ha), Wheogo (13,680ha) and Bland (17,920ha). Gibson's Run at Bland was reduced in size in about 1848 and renamed Caragabal Station.

During the remainder of the 19th century the land was used for sheep and cattle grazing, with Marsden on the Bland Creek to the west, and Bimbi to the south-east emerging as the nearest villages. In the early 20th century closer settlement and wheat production commenced. The village of Caragabal (originally called Barbingal) began in 1914 with the building of the railway. The opening of the line from Stockinbingal in 1916 provided a much needed delivery point for the growing number of "cocky" selectors who had stacked 124,000 bags of wheat at the siding in anticipation.

Caragabal Post Office opened on 18 October 1916 and closed in 1994.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cardiff NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cardiff NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
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Cardiff PO 16/7/1891. Buy Now
Cardiff Heights RO 14/1/1926; PO 1/7/1927; closed 31/12/1976.
Cardiff South Renamed from Ulinga PO 18/12/1930; closed 30/7/1993.
Cardiff West PO 1/12/1948; renamed Glendale PO 1/6/1952.

Cardiff is a small town in the Lake Macquarie LGA of New South Wales, located 17 kilometres (11 mi) west-southwest of Newcastle. According to the 2016 census, there were 5,830 people in Cardiff and surrounding areas including Garden Suburb, Cardiff Heights, Cardiff South, Cardiff North and Hillborough.

Cardiff is home to two government primary schools, a Catholic primary school and a government high school. It has its own commercial centre with a post office, pub (hotel), real estate agencies, take-away shops, a record store, two opportunity stores, numerous hairdressers and two supermarkets.

The first grant to a white settler in the Cardiff area was a parcel of 2,560 acres (10.4 km2) to George Weller in 1833, stretching west of the current Macquarie Road to Argenton and Cockle Creek. Other selections were taken up by individual settlers from 1862 to the east of the Weller grant. The locality became known as Winding Creek after the stream which wound its way from south-east to north-west across the central valley of the area.

In the latter part of the 19th century two factors attracted people to the Winding Creek area. One was coal mining, with the Lymington (1882) and South Wallsend (1884, later renamed Cardiff) collieries both starting production in the vicinity of the current Cardiff South. The other was the decision to construct the Sydney to Newcastle railway, which led to a navvies camp being established at Winding Creek in 1883, and work continuing through most of the rest of the decade. The line originally ran close to current Myall Rd, however the gradient from Cardiff up to Tickhole Tunnel proved too steep for the trains of the period, and the line was relocated to the present position a few years after it was opened.

For a short period in the 1880s Lymington became the popular name for the whole Cardiff area, supplanting Winding Creek, however it fell foul of the postal authorities, because of its similarity to another, established locality name. There were a number of Welsh settlers living in the area, and on the suggestion of one of them, James Edwards, the name Cardiff was chosen after the capital of Wales. It was officially adopted in 1889.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Carinda NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Carinda NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
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Carinda (1) PO 19/2/1874; closed 31/12/1884.
Carinda (2) PO 20/4/1885.

Carinda is a town in the far north of New South Wales. The town is in the Walgett Shire local government area. In 2016, the town had a population of 158.

The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'you carry'.

In 1818 John Oxley and George Evans arrived north of Warren and attempted to travel downstream along the Macquarie River. Unseasonal rains and swollen rivers overflowing into marsh country soon turned them back, lending credence to their conviction that there was an inland sea. For ten years the mystery of the inland sea remained unsolved. When Charles Sturt ventured into the interior in 1828-29 he endeavoured to verify Oxley's findings. However, it became evident that there was no inland sea, and that all the inland rivers did flow into the Darling River.

Settlers came into the Carinda District in the mid 1800s, settling along the waterways.

Thomas McNamara acquired 16,000 acres (6,500 ha) of land which became Carinda Station. He built a dwelling on the nearby Marthaguy Creek where he ran a hotel and a store around which a small village grew. It is believed the name Carinda is derived from an early 'run' west of the present town called 'Currundy.' In 1908 the Carinda Bore was sunk, enabling people to move away from the creek. A second settlement, known as the "Top End", grew up where present-day Carinda is situated.

The general store, which also served as a post office and café, closed down in August 2014 and post office duties have since been taken up by the local service station.

Carinda's biggest event of the year is its picnic horse racing meeting, held each July.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Castle HIll NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Castle HIll NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
Phoenix says Castle Hill PO 1/1/1869.

Castle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, located 34 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district and 9.5 kilometres north of Parramatta. It is within the Hills District region, split between the local government areas of The Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire.

The first European visitors to the district were led by Governor Phillip in April 1791 accompanied by an entourage. Travelling from Parramatta reaching the 'hills' following the Aboriginal trails, which today are overlaid by the Windsor and Old Northern Roads. As Governor he needed to find new country for settlement and farming land for crops so as to feed a struggling infant colony.

Governor King began Third Government Farm there on 8 July 1801, referring to it as "Castle Hill" on 1 March 1802. The majority of the convicts who worked the prison farm were Irish Catholics, many having been transported for seditious activity in 1798. They were branded "politicals" and exiled for life, never to return.

The first free settler in Castle Hill, a Frenchman Baron Verincourt de Clambe, in unusual circumstances received a grant of 200 acres (81 ha) in 1802. It has been suggested that locals of the time commonly referred to de Clambe's house ("The Hermitage") as "The Castle" because of the Baron's noble status.

On Sunday night 4 March 1804, the convicts rose up as one in what was to become known as the Castle Hill convict rebellion, also known as the Second Battle of Vinegar Hill.

In later years the area became filled with market gardens and orchards which supplied Sydney. The Hills Shire Council commemorates the shire's former role as an orange-growing area with the Orange Blossom Festival each year.

Castle Hill Post Office opened on 1 January 1869.

Castle Hill was serviced by the Rogans Hill railway line to Parramatta to take the rural area's produce to the city. However, it was closed in 1932, due to competition with buses, trucks and cars.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Castlereagh NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Castlereagh NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
Phoenix says Castlereagh PO 1/4/1857; closed 3/6/1967.

Castlereagh is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales & is 67 kilometres (42 mi) north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

The suburb is one of the most historic sites in Australia's colonial history, being one of the five Macquarie towns officially proclaimed on 6 December 1810. Governor Lachlan Macquarie recorded the following in his journal "the Township for the Evan or Nepean District I have named Castlereagh in honor (sic) of Lord Viscount Castlereagh", Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1805–1806. He, in turn, was named after Castlereagh in Northern Ireland. The official Government and General Order issued from Government House, Sydney was dated 15 December 1810.

The earliest known European development was the building of Hadley Park, between what is now Castlereagh Road and the Nepean River. Charles Hadley was given a grant in 1803, and his house, Hadley Park, was built c. 1806. It still stands, largely intact.

Castlereagh Post Office opened on 1 April 1857 and closed in 1967.

After two hundred years, the rich river flats still provide for a thriving agricultural industry along the Nepean River. Many of Penrith district's pioneering families had originated from Castlereagh. The suburb's historical importance is reflected in its many surviving farmhouses, outbuildings, churches and cemeteries.


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True story - I have at least a few folks each year who decide to drive over to see me at CASTLECRAG to sell me stamps.

They are a ninety minute drive apart!

One chap desperate for cash caught a cab from Balmain to Castlereagh ($120) paid him, got out at the shops, and went inside and asked where the stamp dealer shop was located .......... :roll:

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Glen, a good story.

You remind of a time when I was having a romantic dinner, with a gorgeous blonde, at the Lobster Cave in the Melbourne suburb of Beaumaris.

The restaurant was packed, liked sardines, as it always was, when a bus load of customers arrived. "We are the Farkle Family" the fellow said. "We have a booking for 25 people at 8pm". Bill Ferg the owner said "We have no booking for you. Let me make a call for you".

Bill came back & said "Mr Farkle your booking is with the Lobster Cove in Wantirna (about 30 kms away). I have told them you will be a little late."

Apparently people would confuse Cove & Cave on a semi-regular basis. :lol:

Now I don't have Castlecrag, among my collection, so your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a 5d Australia Centenary Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Castlecrag, NSW.

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Castle Crag PO 1/9/1937; replaced by Castlecrag PO 1/2/1941.
Castlecrag Replaced Castle Crag PO 1/2/1941.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cessnock NSW Aust cds - 20th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cessnock NSW Aust cds - 20th October 1960
Phoenix says Cessnock PO 1/9/1864.

Cessnock is a city in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, about 52 km (32 mi) by road west of Newcastle. It is the administrative centre of the City of Cessnock LGA and was named after an 1826 grant of land called Cessnock Estate, which was owned by John Campbell. The local area was once known as "The Coalfields", and it is the gateway city to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, which includes Pokolbin, Mount View, Lovedale, Broke, Rothbury, and Branxton.

Lying between Australia's earliest European settlements – Sydney, the Hawkesbury River and Newcastle, pastoralists commenced settlement of the land in the 1820s. Cessnock was named by Scottish settler John Campbell, after his grandfather's baronial Cessnock Castle in Galston, East Ayrshire, to reflect the aristocratic heritage and ambitions for this estate. The township of Cessnock developed from 1850, as a service centre at the junction of the Great North Road from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, with branches to Maitland and Singleton.

The establishment of the South Maitland coalfields generated extensive land settlement between 1903 and 1923. The current pattern of urban development, transport routes and industrial landscape was laid at this time. The surveying of the Greta coal seam by Professor Edgeworth David around 1888 became the impetus for considerable social and economic change in the area with the development of the coal mining industry.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Charlestown NSW cds - 6th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Charlestown NSW cds - 6th November 1960
Phoenix says Charlestown PO 1/2/1877.

Charlestown is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, and the largest suburb in Lake Macquarie and in the Greater Newcastle area. It is approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west-south-west of the central business district of Newcastle.

Originally granted to the Waratah Coal Company, the area was the site of the company's first shaft, sunk in 1873. Officially called South Waratah Colliery (later just Waratah Colliery), the pit was variously known as Charles' Pit, Raspberry Gully or The Gully Pit. These names all applied to Charlestown in its early days and the surviving name seem to have been derived from that of Charles Smith, the company's manager. The first settlers were miners from the pit. The colliery closed in 1961.

The company had the area surveyed on 29 April 1876; the first subdivision later became Ida Street, Pearson Street, Milson Street and Frederick Street. Harry Wright bought the first lot when it was auctioned later in 1876.

The town had its first water main in 1927 and was connected to civic sewage in 1959.


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Cardiff PO 16/7/1891. Buy Now
Cardiff Heights RO 14/1/1926; PO 1/7/1927; closed 31/12/1976.
Cardiff South Renamed from Ulinga PO 18/12/1930; closed 30/7/1993.
Cardiff West PO 1/12/1948; renamed Glendale PO 1/6/1952.

Cardiff is a small town in the Lake Macquarie LGA of New South Wales, located 17 kilometres (11 mi) west-southwest of Newcastle. According to the 2016 census, there were 5,830 people in Cardiff and surrounding areas including Garden Suburb, Cardiff Heights, Cardiff South, Cardiff North and Hillborough.

Cardiff is home to two government primary schools, a Catholic primary school and a government high school. It has its own commercial centre with a post office, pub (hotel), real estate agencies, take-away shops, a record store, two opportunity stores, numerous hairdressers and two supermarkets...

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Hello Brad = BigSaint. Interesting historical background about Cardiff NSW, a suburb in my vicinity. I have some updates/comments to contribute.

• It is misleading to call Cardiff NSW "a small town", even though that may correspond to its administrative status. It is in fact a busy suburb within the extensive Lake Macquarie city division (pop. around a quarter million) of the Greater Newcastle region (pop. around a half million, Australia's largest non-capital city). These maps help to correct the misleading impression given by the "small town" description. (*)
Google maps: environs of Cardiff NSW
Google maps: environs of Cardiff NSW
Google maps: satellite view, environs of Cardiff NSW
Google maps: satellite view, environs of Cardiff NSW
• The Glendale Post Office was abruptly closed on 29 Sep 2023. I think this was a locally unpopular decision, and it was certainly a post office that I used regularly. Administratively, Australia Post stated that the public use of that post office had decreased by a third, so that justified the closure. Well, the many stores at the Glendale Shopping Centre would have had post boxes there. Whenever I went there I had to wait in line before getting served at the counter...
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My most recent visit to Wallsend Post Office, where I have a post office box, had a queue of 27 customers ahead of me, and soon three more joined the queue behind me. At least the last half dozen people in the queue were in the public hallway outside the entrance to the Post Office. Customers were being served at three counter stations. However, customers with lengthy business were served at whichever station became free when they reached the head of the queue, rather than being directed to a single station for those with lengthy business (such as a shopping cart full of parcels being consigned, or passport applications and photography). It took at least 20 minutes before I got to the head of the queue.

While waiting, I got chatting with the customers on each side of me in the queue. The customer ahead of me said she had previously used the Glendale Post Office, until it closed: now she had to travel further, to carry out her postal business at Wallsend Post Office. The customer behind me said she had used the Elermore Vale LPO as her local post office, but that had abruptly closed permanently before Christmas. In other words, customers who had previously relied on other post offices in the area are being obliged to travel greater distances, and experience relatively long waiting times, for service at Wallsend Post Office.

Hillsborough (not "Hillborough") is a nearby suburb to Cardiff. We lived in that area when our children were small, and they attended Hillsborough Primary School almost half a century ago!
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(*) Footnote: The description of Cardiff NSW as "a small town" suggests it is a self-contained settlement surrounded by open countryside. I have taken some steps to correct that impression. For comparison, to say that Cheltenham Vic is "18km from Melbourne and has a population around 24,000" suggests it is a self-contained settlement surrounded by open countryside, whereas those who live there know that it is a suburb within the vast, densely populated Greater Melbourne mega-city of over five million people, and the 18km to Melbourne Central Business District are equally densely developed suburbs with no intervening "countryside". The size of the local administrative division of a suburb has little to do with the satellite view of the extent of the urbanised region where it is located.
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Charmhaven NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Charmhaven NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
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Charmhaven PO 3/9/1956; replaced by Lake Haven PO 29/8/1997.
Lake Haven Replaced Charmhaven PO 8/9/1997.

Charmhaven is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area. It is 13 km (8 mi) NE of Wyong, 52 km (32 mi) SW of Newcastle, 39 km (24 mi) NNE of Gosford, 109 km (68 mi) N of Sydney with a population of 2,551 (2016 census).The southern boundary of Charmhaven adjoins the northern boundary of Lake Haven.

Residential homes lie on the east side of Pacific Highway with some homes lined along Budgewoi Lake and with bush land west of the highway.


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

Lake Haven is a lakeside suburb near Wyong on the NSW Central Coast and is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north east of the Wyong town centre. It is about 102 km (63 mi) north of Sydney and 53 km (33 mi) south of Newcastle with a population of 3,578 (2016 census)

There is a local shopping and commercial centre that serves the district, with schools and all normal community facilities being available. Rail connections are available in Wyong and at Warnervale, where there is a connection to the M1 (Sydney to Newcastle) freeway.


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It is not clear whether the post office change was just one of name or a change of physical location or both.
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More likely Charmhaven closed and a new post office at Lake Haven (at the shopping centre) opened.
Lake Haven is a neighbouring suburb to the south.
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BigSaint wrote: 17 Jan 2024 09:49
Now I don't have Castlecrag, among my collection, so your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a 5d Australia Centenary Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked Castlecrag, NSW.

No problem, as long as you are happy for the cancel to read - 'Castlecrag - NSW - Jan 17, 2024' it will be no issue whatever. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've lived here for 35 years now, and as you know, buy and a ton of material from all sources. I've almost NEVER seen a loose stamp or piece, much less a cover with a Castlecrag cds of any era .. unless it was one generated by me!

When I moved here the 'PO' was literally a metre wide counter at the back of a newsagent. He had the old steel cds.

HQ had decided to close it as business income was basically nil after wages were paid, and they had already printed the 'We are sorry to announce' letters to be letterboxed.

They had advertised the LPO licence at $16,000(!!!) and only had a couple of chatty older women enquire as they wanted something to do during the day. Zero business experience.

This was VERY bad news for me. Asked the regional manager to please put the notices on hold and I fast got the Mrs Mok, the Singaporean dynamo owner of the local shops to contact them to add the PO into her small local centre. She had a long empty shop, so perfect.

She got it up and running well, making a good profit, and sold it for $150,000 a year or two later. Last owner paid about $1 million and has over FIVE HUNDRED PO boxes.

For a PO that was about to be closed forever. :!:

Still wish I'd had the brains to pay the original $16,000! John Mowbray in NZ has owned the Otaki Railway PO for decades.
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Glen, there you go:
Castlecrag NSW Aust cds on airmail cover to USA - 20th October 1954
Castlecrag NSW Aust cds on airmail cover to USA - 20th October 1954
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Sure Glen why not, 17th January 2024 will be fine, thank you. :D
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Roger = RogerE

As discussed in other threads here on Stampboards several hundred post offices, mainly in the Melbourne & Sydney suburban areas, are currently being closed.

No doubt you will enjoy your chats with fellow customers in the Wallsend Post Office. :D
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Chittaway Point NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Chittaway Point NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
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Chittaway Renamed from Berkeley Vale PO 30/6/1995.
Chittaway Point PO 11/1/1937; closed 7/3/1979.

Aust Post does not record currently a Chittaway PO but it does record Chittaway Bay LPO, a possible name change.

Chittaway Point is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, 6 kms south east of Wyong & 3 kms east of Chittaway Bay, with a population of 941 per the 2016 census. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Clarence Town NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Clarence Town NSW cds - 31st October 1960
Phoenix says Clarence Town PO 1/1/1839.

Clarence Town is both a primarily rural locality and a township in the Dungog Shire local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. It is 193 kilometres (120 mi) north of Sydney, 54 km (34 mi) north-north-west of Newcastle, and 28 km (17 mi) from the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace. The locality is bisected by the Williams River. The township sits just to the west of the river about 32 km (20 mi) upstream from where it flows into the Hunter River at Raymond Terrace.

The first Europeans to arrive in Clarence Town was William Paterson and explorer Francis Barrellier in 1801 exploring the Hunter River. In 1826 after a number of cedar cutter moved to an area a village was created.

The township is most famous for building and launching the William IV paddle steamer in 1831, although the town was still called Erringhi at this time. It was later renamed in 1832 after the Duke of Clarence, who became King William IV in 1830.

In 1886 the town was described as:

The land on the river-banks, consisting chiefly of alluvial flats, is remarkably fertile. This is largely due to the floods of past ages. wheat, maize, barley, oats and potatoes are produced in abundance. Tobacco is now grown and the grape and orange are cultivated with success. The population is 370.

Clarence Town has its own post office (built about 1880), Medical Centre (Clarence Town Medical Centre), a Pharmacy, a supermarket (IGA), a primary school, several churches, a school of arts hall (which hosts many local events), a soccer club (home of the Clarencetown Cobras), a football field come cricket pitch, a fire station, police station, butcher shop, club, pub, hardware store and restaurant, a vet, a caravan park on the river and a swimming pool (home of the Clarencetown Comets swimming team).


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coledale NSW cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coledale NSW cds - 7th November 1960
Phoenix says Coledale RO 1/10/1904; PO 1/7/1907; closed 6/2/1993.

Coledale is a small sea-side village approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Wollongong along the Princes Highway in New South Wales. It is part of the City of Wollongong and lies between Wombarra and Austinmer.

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,260 people in Coledale.

Coledale has two sandy beaches: Coledale Beach to the north of the village which is patrolled during summer and Sharkey's Beach to the south, a popular surfing spot.

Coledale railway station is located halfway up Cater Street, off Lawrence Hargrave Drive. The station is operated by NSW TrainLink.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Concord South NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Concord South NSW cds - 26th October 1960
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Concord (1) Renamed from Longbottom PO 1/1/1873; closed 31/12/1884.
Concord (2) Renamed from Beaconsfield PO 20/6/1885; closed 16/12/1886.
Central Concord PO c.-/5/1921; renamed Concord PO 1/2/1937.
Concord (4) Renamed from Central Concord PO 1/2/1937.
Concord (3) PO 6/8/1890; renamed Concord East PO 1/2/1937.
Concord East Renamed from Concord PO 1/2/1937; renamed Burwood North PO 1/12/1975.
Concord North PO 19/10/1942; closed 19/10/1987.
Concord Military Hospital PO 8/10/1941; renamed Concord Repatriation Hospital PO 8/1/1951.
Concord Repatriation Hospital Renamed from Concord Military Hospital PO 8/1/1951; closed 6/1/1994.
Concord South PO 1/5/1937; closed 28/2/1978.
Concord West RO 15/10/1914; PO 1/3/1915.

Concord is a suburb in the inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Concord West is a separate suburb, to the north-west.

Concord takes its name from Concord, Massachusetts, in the USA, which was the site of the Battle of Concord, one of the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1778). Some historians believe the Sydney suburb was named Concord to encourage a peaceful attitude between soldiers and settlers. The first land grants in the area were made in 1793. The original Concord Council was established in 1883. Concord Council amalgamated with Drummoyne Council in 2000 after 117 years of self governance to form the City of Canada Bay. It is also the name of the surrounding parish.

Historically (1901-1948), Concord was also served by a tram line, which connected Mortlake and Cabarita junction, through Majors Bay Road in Concord, to Burwood Road (formerly Wharf Street on the Concord side of Parramatta Road) south to Burwood town centre. From here, the tram line proceeded through Enfield to a depot in resent-day Croydon Park, in Tangarra Street, then east to Ashfield station. The original part of this tram line was built in 1891, from Ashfield to Enfield, and it was extended north to Mortlake in 1901, and a branch to Cabarita Park was built in 1909. The system was electrified in 1912. The line was never connected to any of the other tram lines in Sydney, although its eastern terminus, at Ashfield station, was only one station away (on the main suburban railway line) from the nearest tram terminus at Summer Hill station.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coniston NSW cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coniston NSW cds - 7th November 1960
Phoenix says Coniston RO 1/4/1917; PO 29/8/1921.

Coniston, is a suburb of Wollongong in New South Wales. It is 89 km (55 mi) South of Sydney & 2 km (1 mi) South of Wollongong. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 2,268.

Coniston is just north of the Port Kembla Steelworks and includes the Greenhouse Park, a one time waste pile converted into a natural park area with a weather station. The hill, known locally as "The Overseer" has a lookout over the city and Port Kembla. Coniston is also bordered to the west by the hill suburbs of Mangerton and Mount Saint Thomas.

Coniston railway station is the suburb's main train station.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coogee NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coogee NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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Coogee PO 4/4/1894.
Coogee North PO 1/5/1941; closed 17/11/1979.
Coogee South ; closed 16/1/1987.

Coogee is a beachside suburb in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, eight kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district.

The Tasman Sea and Coogee Bay along with Coogee Beach lie towards the eastern side of the suburb. The boundaries of Coogee are formed mainly by Clovelly Road, Carrington Road and Rainbow Street, with arbitrary lines drawn to join these thoroughfares to the coast in the north-east and south-east corners.

The name Coogee is said to be taken from a local Aboriginal word koojah which means "smelly place". Another version is koo-chai or koo-jah, both of which mean "the smell of the seaweed drying" in the Bidigal language, or "stinking seaweed", a reference to the smell of decaying kelp washed up on the beach. Early visitors to the area, from the 1820s onwards, were never able to confirm exactly what "Coogee" meant, or if it in fact related to Coogee Beach. Some evidence suggests that the word "Coogee" may in fact be the original Aboriginal place name for the next bay to the north, now known as Gordons Bay. Another name, "Bobroi", was also recalled as the indigenous name for the locality.

Coogee was gazetted as a village in 1838. The first school was built in 1863, and the building was converted into the Coogee Bay Hotel in 1873. Three years later, Coogee Public School was established. Baths there were the only place swimming was permitted in daylight hours. Ocean swimming was not widely commented upon. In late 1887, Coogee Palace Aquarium and swimming baths were constructed. The Coogee Pleasure Pier, a large attraction including a theatre, restaurant and ballroom, was constructed in 1928, but was later demolished in 1934.

Coogee was connected to the City of Sydney by electric tram in 1902. The suburb's popularity as a seaside resort was then guaranteed. The line branched from the line to Clovelly at Darley Road in Randwick. It ran down King Street beside the Randwick Tram Workshops, then ran in its own reservation to Belmore Road. It then ran down Perouse Road, St Pauls Street, Carr Street and Arden Street before terminating in a balloon loop in Dolphin Street at Coogee Beach. It ran through several small tram reservations on its way down from Randwick to the beach. The line from Randwick to Coogee opened in 1883, and electric services were introduced in 1902. The line closed in 1960. It follows the current route of Transdev John Holland bus route 373. Sections of the disused tramways are now maintained by local residents as a community garden.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coolatai NSW cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Coolatai NSW cds - 27th October 1960
Phoenix says Coolatai RO 15/2/1898; PO 1/3/1904; TO 6/10/1979; closed c.1980.

Coolatai is a town in the New England region of northern New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 615 kilometres (382 mi) north of the state capital, Sydney in Gwydir Shire local government area. It is 410 km (255 mi) South West of Brisbane, 117 km (73 mi) North East of Moree & 37 km (23 mi) North of Warialda.

At the 2006 census, Coolatai and the surrounding area had a population of 179.

Coolatai Post Office opened on 15 February 1898 and closed around 1980.


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Cooranbong is a town in a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, Greater Newcastle in New South Wales, 91 kms north of Sydney & 5kms west of Morisset, with a population of about 5,500. Cooranbong is surrounded by the Watagans National Park. The post office opened here in 1881.

When the railway was built from Sydney to Newcastle in the 1880s, the line passed around 5 km east of the town centre. The station and associated settlement were originally labelled as Cooranbong but later became known as Morisset. This was devastating to the local economy in conjunction with the significant economic depression occurring in the colony. Consequently, the population declined to 206 people by 1891. This economic depression continued until the Seventh-day Adventist Church bought 1,500 acres on the northern bank of Dora Creek where they built Avondale College (1897) and Sanitarium Health Food Company (1909).

The Avondale Estate is a Seventh-day Adventist owned estate opposite the Cooranbong shops. The estate is home to Avondale University, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education institution, the Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company, Avondale College Church, Avondale Memorial Church, a disused dairy farm and Avondale Retirement Village.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Copmanhurst NSW Aust cds - 20th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Copmanhurst NSW Aust cds - 20th November 1960
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Copmanhurst (1) PO 1/8/1865; renamed Upper Copmanhurst PO 1/8/1892.
Upper Copmanhurst Renamed from Copmanhurst PO 1/8/1892; RO 13/4/1920; PO 15/4/1921; closed 30/3/1946
Budgambi TO 3/3/1892; PO 16/5/1892; renamed Copmanhurst PO 1/8/1892.
Copmanhurst (2) Renamed from Budgambi PO 1/8/1892.

Copmanhurst is a small town in Clarence Valley Council, Northern Rivers region, New South Wales. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 304.

Following the construction of the road from Grafton to Tenterfield in 1859, surveyors planned for a village on high ground near the second falls of the Clarence River. The naming of the village came from the Copmanhurst pastoral run that had been on the site. Progress was slow but by 1873 two hotels were opened within months of each other. It was originally situated along the river to make use of the local shipping trade- logs/beef cattle. In 1876 a petition was sent to the government over the construction of a wharf. After losing the village to floods the village was moved back up the hill.

In 1881 a police station was established and in 1891 a school for the local children was built.

The village has an infants and primary school and community preschool as well as the usual Australian pub- Restpoint Hotel. The pub also operates as the local post office (for 2 hours a day) and has recently opened a small shop to replace the local store which closed in 2022.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cowan NSW  cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cowan NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
Phoenix says Cowan TO 1/5/1934; PO 14/12/1936; closed 13/7/1993.

Cowan is a small outer suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. Cowan shares the postcode of 2081 with Berowra. Brooklyn, which lies 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the north-east of Cowan, is considered the northernmost suburb of the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area.

Cowan sits directly along the Pacific Highway, approximately 50 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. Surrounded by an enclave of natural bushland, Cowan lies in the eastern section of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, in close proximity to the western arm of Cowan Creek.

The suburb takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning big water. The 1828 census lists two convicts called Cowan, and it is also thought possible that Cowan was named after one of them. Still another suggestion is that it was named after a small town in Scotland.

Besides the English botanist George Caley, who explored the area in 1805, the first Europeans to visit the area were timber-getters. The timber from Cowan was used for coach building, one of the first industries in the area.

The railway stop at Cowan was originally a crossing loop to allow trains on the single-line north track to pass each other, and it was also the point at which auxiliary steam engines, connected to the trains at Hawkesbury River station (Brooklyn), were disconnected after the steep haul to the top of the plateau. A station and platform were constructed in 1901. With the coming of the railway, Cowan become a popular holiday spot and a regular starting point for bushwalkers.

In 1958, the rail line was electrified, and this also increased the number of people visiting the area, with families moving into the suburb, particularly those wanting to raise children in a bushland setting but near the city.

In the 2016 Census, there were 649 people in Cowan.

The Main Northern railway line runs parallel to the Pacific Highway through most of Cowan, descending north of the town via Cowan Bank. Cowan railway station is served by NSW TrainLink Central Coast & Newcastle Line services to Newcastle and Sydney Central. Electric overhead railway power facilities are located in the north of Cowan.

Cowan Post Office opened on 14 December 1936 and closed in 1993, however, postal services are still available in the local General Store.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Crookwell NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Crookwell NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
Phoenix says Crookwell PO 2/9/1867.

Crookwell is a small town located in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, in the Upper Lachlan Shire. At the 2016 census, Crookwell had a population of 2,641. The town is at a relatively high altitude of 887 metres and there are several snowfalls during the cooler months. The nearest major centre is the city of Goulburn which is about a half-hour drive to the south-east of the town. Crookwell is easily accessible to the state capital of Sydney and also the federal capital of Canberra.

A railway once connected Goulburn and Crookwell, which opened in 1902, but passenger services to Crookwell station ceased in 1974, and the last goods train ran in 1985. The line is technically not closed, but has been listed as out of use, and in some locations is now impassable.

The first Europeans known to be in the area were the exploratory party of surveyor James Meehan which camped 1 km south of present-day Grabben Gullen (12 km south-west of Crookwell). John Oxley passed to the north and east later that same year. Crookwell was originally known as "Kiama" but later renamed after the river. The area around Crookwell was first settled in the 1820s, and had received its current name by the 1860s.

From 1941 to 1945, 508,500 tons of iron ore was mined—about six miles by road from the town—and railed to Port Kembla for wartime steel production.

Crookwell contained one of Australias first wind farms, the Crookwell Wind Farm and the first wind farm that fed into the national power grid.


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Re: Wanted To Buy - the 5d Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDC's

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Croydon Park NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Croydon Park NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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Croydon Park (1) PO 1/3/1915; closed 15/12/1919.
Croydon Park (2) PO 1/9/1920.

Croydon Park is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Croydon Park is 10 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is divided between the local government areas of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, Municipality of Burwood and Inner West Council. Croydon is a separate suburb, to the north.

Croydon Park was originally part the former Brighton Farm located between Georges River Road and the Cooks River was purchased by Henry Parkes and was subdivided and sold by auction at the Temperance Hall, Pitt Street on Saturday, 29 September 1877. Henry Parkes renamed this subdivision as Croydon Park to differentiate it from the larger suburb of Croydon to the north.

In 1878 and 1880, following the building of a railway station at Croydon to the north, two large subdivisions of land were undertaken using the name Croydon Park. These constituted the entire area of the current suburb. A piece of flood-prone land at the junction of Croydon Avenue and the Cooks River was reserved as a public park. Given the name Croydon Park, it was the first reserve in the City of Canterbury. Early settlers included many people involved in the building trade and Chinese market gardeners.

Residents were rather left out of regular postal deliveries and a petition was prepared for their member of parliament asking for a Croydon Park post office to be opened in the area. They were successful in 1914 and the surrounding neighbourhood became a separate suburb.

Between 1891 and 1948, Croydon Park was served by a tram line centred around a depot in Tangarra Street. The line began as a steam tramway, opened in 1891, between Ashfield Station and Enfield. In 1901, this line was extended north via Liverpool Road and Burwood Road through Burwood to Mortlake, and in 1909 a branch to Cabarita Park was opened. The system was electrified in 1912. The line was never connected to any of the other tram lines in Sydney, although its eastern terminus, at Ashfield station, was only one station away (on the main suburban railway line) from the nearest tram terminus at Summer Hill station.

There is no railway station at Croydon Park, but it is well serviced by buses to neighbouring stations at Ashfield, Campsie and Burwood.


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Re: Wanted To Buy - the 5d Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDC's

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cundletown NSW cds - 4th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Cundletown NSW cds - 4th November 1960
Phoenix says Cundletown PO 1/1/1856.

Cundletown is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales. Cundletown and the nearby larger town of Taree were both settled in 1831 by William Wynter. Cundletown had a population of 2,054 as of the 2016 census and is a significant agricultural district. It is 16 km from the Tasman Sea coast, and 317 km north of Sydney.

Cundletown and Taree can be reached by train via the North Coast Railway, and by the Pacific Highway.

Cundletown is within the local government area of Mid-Coast Council, the state electorate of Myall Lakes and the Federal electorate of Lyne.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Currabubula NSW cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Currabubula NSW cds - 1st November 1960
Phoenix says Currabubula PO 1/8/1861.

Currabubula is a village on the North West Slopes of the New England region of New South Wales. It is located on the Werris Creek Road 30 kilometres south-west of Tamworth and 15 km north-east of Werris Creek. Currabubula is in the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area. As of 2016, it had a local population of 332.

Originally known as "Carrobobella" which comes from the Kamilaroi language, the name was then changed with the arrival of white settlers. Before 1848 there was an 'accommodation house' at Currabubula and by 1854 (or even possibly earlier) there was an inn located at Carabobbela. The village was laid out before 1860 and in 1862 Currabubula was shown on the county map. A railway station on the Main North railway line was located there between 1878 and 1985.

Currabubula is also renowned as a 'horse friendly' village, with hundreds of acres of "TSR" land available to the trail rider.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Dapto NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Dapto NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
Phoenix says Dapto PO 1/1/1840.

Dapto is a suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, located on the western side of Lake Illawarra and covering 7.15 square kilometres (2.76 sq mi). As at the 2016 census, the suburb had a population of 10,730.

The name Dapto is said to be an Aboriginal word either from Dabpeto meaning "water plenty", or from tap-toe which described the way a lame Aboriginal elder walked. The suburb was officially founded in 1834, when George Brown transferred the Ship Inn from Wollongong to Mullet Creek Farm, in an area now named in his honour as Brownsville. After an unsuccessful attempt at wheat growing in the 1850s, Dapto embraced the dairy industry. In 1887, the railway opened, and a butter factory was established. This began a transformation of Dapto and the town centre shifted south to where the new station was located. The Australian Smelting Company's works were established on Kanahooka Road and employed over 500 men. A railway, operated by the Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Limited, connected the smelter with the Government railway at Dapto. By 1903 the Commissioner for Railways declared that Dapto was the most valuable station on the Illawarra line, its traffic being double that of Wollongong.

Dapto has a number of heritage-listed sites, including Horsley Homestead on Bong Road.


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