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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Lucknow NSW Aust cds - 30th October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Lucknow NSW Aust cds - 30th October 1960.
Phoenix says Lucknow PO 1/7/1863; closed 22/11/1984.

Lucknow is a locality in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, on the Mitchell Highway and adjacent to the regional centre of Orange. The locality is in the City of Orange local government area, 245 kilometres (152 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney, 45 km (28 mi) west of Bathurst & 10 km (6 mi) south east of Orange.

At the 2016 census, Lucknow had a population of 297.

Lucknow was once a property of statesman William Wentworth and was the site of the second major gold discovery in Australia. Shortly after the discovery of gold, he sold it Australia's first gold mining company, the Wentworth Gold Field Company, of which he was a director.


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No one knows exactly how the town got its unusual name. Some explanations suggest that it was named after Lucknow in India because the bookkeeper at one of the mines had been wounded at the Seige of Lucknow in 1857. Others suggest it was named Lucknow as a contraction of 'luck now' which was what had happened to so many of the gold mining residents. It is known that the name was first used in 1863.

It had a major period of successful mining involving crushing the ore and processing it and, over a period of eighty years, yielded a staggering 14,000 kg of gold.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Lyndhurst NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Lyndhurst NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960.
Phoenix says Lyndhurst PO 1/10/1869.

Lyndhurst is a small village in New South Wales, in Blayney Shire. It is 4 kilometres west of Mandurama or about 269 km west of Sydney and 63 km south-west of Bathurst just off the Mid-Western Highway New South Wales. First established in 1861 and later proclaimed a village in 1885, Lyndhurst is rich in history. Famous for the discovery of gold at Junction Reefs which created Lyndhurst as the hub of services to the people in the goldfields. The town prospered during the late 1800s. At the 2016 census, Lyndhurst had a population of 267.

Lyndhurst was one of the ten areas (including Albury, Armidale, Bombala, Dalgety, Lake George, Orange, Tooma, Tumut and Yass-Canberra) shortlisted in 1908 as sites for the national capital.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Macksville NSW cds - 28th October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Macksville NSW cds - 28th October 1960.
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Nambucca PO 1/8/1868; renamed Macksville PO 1/12/1889.
Macksville Renamed from Nambucca PO 1/12/1889.

Macksville is a small town on the Nambucca River in the Nambucca Valley, New South Wales. It is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, along the Pacific Highway, approximately 471 km (293 mi) north of Sydney,, 441 km (274 mi) sourh of Brisbane, 57 km (35 mi) south south west of Coffs Harbour, 13 km (8 mi) south west of Nambucca Heads &
47 km (29 mi) north north east of Kempsey.

Macksville was named after Angus Mackay and Hugh McNally, who built the Star Hotel in 1885. The town became Macks Village before changing to Macksville.

Nambucca Post Office opened on 1 August 1868 and was renamed Macksville in 1889. The first Nambucca River road bridge that carried the Pacific Highway, opened on 12 December 1931 replacing a ferry service.

Macksville is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the Pacific Highway. The town was bypassed in late 2017. Macksville railway station is on North Coast railway line.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Manly NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Manly NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960.
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Manly PO 1/4/1857.
Manly Vale PO 3/4/1950; closed 4/7/1994.

Manly is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is 17 kilometres (11 mi) north-east of the Sydney central business district and is currently one of the three administrative centres of the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Manly has a long-standing reputation as a tourist destination, owing to its attractive setting on the Pacific Ocean and easy accessibility by ferry. According to the 2016 census, there were 15,866 residents in Manly.

Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the Indigenous people living there, stating that "their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". Manly had been envisaged as a seaside resort by Henry Gilbert Smith in the 1850s. In 1853 Smith acquired two large parcels of land (which had been granted to John Thompson in 1842 and John Crane Parker in 1837).

Initially John had chartered a paddle steamer to Manly and other vessels visited on an ad hoc "excursion" basis. Smith built a wharf on the harbour-side of Manly, which was completed in October 1855 and eventually acquired an interest in steamers himself. as part of developing more regular services to Manly to assist his sub-division property sales.

By 1873, Smith had sold the lease to the wharf and his share of the steamers to the operators of the ferries and eventually ownership passed to the once famous Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company. It was the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company which coined the expression about Manly being "Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care" to promote its ferry service. The Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company played an important part in Manly's development. It built several attractions including a large ocean pool and bathing pavilion, the Manly Fun Pier. In 1972 the company was sold to Brambles Limited and in 1974 to the Government of New South Wales and it is now part of Sydney Ferries.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries Manly was one of Australia's most popular seaside holiday resorts. Manly features a long stretch of sand on the ocean side, that runs from Queenscliff through North Steyne to South Steyne . This is followed by rock pools and sandy beaches called Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach. There are also a number of beaches on the harbour side of the peninsula being Collins Beach, Store Beach, Little Manly, East Manly Cove, West Manly Cove, Delwood Beach and Fairlight Beach. Norfolk Island pine trees are symbolic of Manly and are a prominent feature of both the ocean and harbour beaches.

The commercial Manly is centred around The Corso, which runs from the harbour side at Manly wharf to the ocean side at Manly Beach. Part of The Corso is a mall which allows outdoor dining for cafes and restaurants. The commercial area extends to surrounding streets with more cafes and restaurants concentrated along the ocean and harbour shores.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Martin's Creek NSW Aust cds - Date unclear.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Martin's Creek NSW Aust cds - Date unclear.
Phoenix says Martin's Creek RO 1/4/1912; PO 1/11/1915; closed 19/7/1978.

Martins Creek is a small country town located between Dungog and Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales which according to the 2021 census has a population of 351. It is 195 km (121 mi) north of Sydney, 57 km (35 mi) north west of Newcastle, 26 km (16 mi) south west of Dungog & 29 km (18 mi) north north east of Maitland. It is not clear when the apostrophe was dropped from Martin's to be come Martins.

The town is centered on Cory Street, which snakes its way through the centre of the town.

Martins Creek railway station is located on the Hunter Line in New South Wales, Australia opening on 14 August 1911 It serves the town of Martins Creek. The Martins Creek railway station lies on the North Coast railway line and has three to five daily NSW TrainLink services south-east to Newcastle and north to Dungog.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mayfield East NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mayfield East NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960.
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Lower Boro Renamed from Mayfield PO 20/4/1909; closed 6/3/1965.
Mayfield (1) PO 1/1/1879; renamed Lower Boro PO 20/4/1909.
Mayfield (2) PO 15/10/1910.
Tirrikiba PO 1/11/1921; renamed Mayfield East PO 1/8/1952.
Mayfield East Renamed from Tirrikiba PO 1/8/1952; closed 31/7/1986.
Mayfield South PO 2/2/1948; closed 15/9/1978.

Mayfield East is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) north west from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Melrose Park NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Melrose Park NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960.
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Ermington (1) Renamed from Melrose Park PO 1/1/1881; renamed Melrose Park PO 23/7/1956.
Melrose Park Renamed from Ermington PO 23/7/1956 (no mention of the earlier Melrose Park PO)

Melrose Park is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, located 12 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district. Melrose Park is split between the local government areas of the City of Ryde and the City of Parramatta. It is part of the Northern Sydney region. Melrose Park sits on the northern bank of the Parramatta River. In the 2016 Census, it had a population of 1,574

Melrose Park was the name of the large housing estate subdivided in 1928, with High Water Mark boundaries of riverfront properties, approved by the Sydney Harbour Trust (Roads and Maritime Services). Melrose Park is named in honour of aviator Charles James Melrose (1913–1936). He held a number of flying records, was the only solo flyer to finish the Melbourne Centenary Air Race in 1934 and helped in the unsuccessful search for Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. He died when his plane broke up in turbulence on a charter flight from Darwin to Melbourne. Streets in the suburb also recall other aviators such as Sir Alan Cobham, Jean Batten and Amy Johnson.

Melrose Park is served by bus route 524, connecting the suburb to West Ryde and Parramatta. The nearest train station is Meadowbank Station, located in the centre of Meadowbank. Stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail is a proposed light rail link between Westmead and Sydney Olympic Park via Parramatta. The project would include the construction of a bridge across the Parramatta River, between Melrose Park and Wentworth Point.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Merriwa NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Merriwa NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960.
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Merriwa is a town located in the Upper Hunter Shire, in the far west of the Hunter region of New South Wales.

The town is located on the Golden Highway, 273 kilometres (170 mi) northwest of Sydney and about halfway between Newcastle and Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Merriwa had a population of 1,790. Up until 2004, Merriwa was part of the Merriwa Shire local government area, when it was merged with nearby Scone Shire and Murrurundi Shire councils to form the Upper Hunter Council.

The 1940 Melbourne Cup winner, Old Rowley, retired to Merriwa.

Every year, Merriwa hosts a range of events including, Merriwa Morgans Cup Races - Held Annually in April, The Festival of the Fleeces - Queens Birthday June Long Weekend Annually & the Merriwa Springtime Show - 3rd weekend of September annually.

March 2020 marked the first of what is set to be an annual event - The "Le Tour de Merriwa" - an 84 km ride along the newly finished and quite, rural Coulson's Creek Road towards Willow Tree with what will become an iconic climb up to the Gap!

The Merriwa railway line branches from the Main North line at Muswellbrook and travels southwest to Denman then generally northwest through Sandy Hollow to the town of Merriwa, a distance of approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi). The line was completed to Merriwa on 29 October 1917, however the section north west of Sandy Hollow closed in 1988.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Miranda NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Miranda NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960.
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Miranda PO 16/8/1900.
Miranda Westfield PO 8/10/1992.

Miranda is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. The suburb is known as a commercial centre for the southern suburbs. Miranda is 24 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the Sutherland Shire. According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 15,284 residents in Miranda

Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla. James Murphy, the manager of the Holt estate named the area after Miranda, a character in the William Shakespeare play The Tempest.

By the 1920s, steam trams operated between Cronulla and Sutherland, via Miranda. The trip from Miranda to Sutherland took fifteen minutes and cost three pence (2.5 cents). In 1923 there were five shops in Miranda, including a post office and butcher, at the intersection of the main road from Sutherland and Port Hacking Road.

Westfield Miranda (previously known as Miranda Fair) is large shopping centre in the middle of the suburb, adjacent to the Miranda railway station. Miranda Fair was officially opened on 16 March 1964 by then Premier of New South Wales Bob Heffron. In 1969 Westfield Corporation purchased Miranda Fair from Myer for $10 million.

Miranda railway station is on the Cronulla branch of the Illawarra railway line on the Sydney Trains network. The railway station gives quick access to Cronulla Beach by train.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Minto NSW cds - 2nd November 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Minto NSW cds - 2nd November 1960.
Phoenix says Minto PO 16/1/1885.

Minto is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Minto is located 50 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.

Minto was named in honour of the Earl of Minto, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, who was Viceroy of India from 1807 to 1814. The name was originally given to the entire district stretching from just north of Appin up to what is now Denham Court.

The area that constitutes the current suburb of Minto was originally home to the indigenous Tharawal people until the arrival of European settlers from the First Fleet. In 1811, Governor Lachlan Macquarie granted 800 acres (3.2 km2) in the area to William Redfern, the colony's first surgeon. He in turn named it Campbellfield after Macquarie's wife Elizabeth whose maiden name was Campbell. Redfern used the property as a vineyard and sheep station.

In 1874, a railway station was built in the area and named Campbellfield after the property but this led to confusion with nearby Campbelltown so in 1882, it was renamed Minto. Development of the area followed shortly after and by the 1950s it was a village of around 500 people.

A large slice of land on the east side of Minto was sold to Housing Commission in 1969 to provide cheap housing. Shortly after a large industrial estate was also established in the area and Minto's transition from village to Sydney suburb was complete.

Minto railway station is on the Main Southern railway line. Minto also has a small inland port connected by rail to Port Botany. The inland port consists of a single rail siding with an adjacent hard stand surface for the containers, and the siding is operated by top and tail trains with engines at both ends.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Missabotti NSW cds - 20th October 1960.
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Missabotti NSW cds - 20th October 1960.
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Missabotti (1) RO 2/1/1895; closed 31/8/1898.
Missabotti (2) RO 1/7/1909; PO 29/4/1918; PO 1/5/1918; TO 1/1/1972; closed 31/10/1978.

Missabotti is a small New South Wales Rural Location within the local government area of Nambucca, it is located approximately 396kms north east of Sydney covering an area of 141.79 square kilometres. Missabotti has a recorded population of 298 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

The magic of Missabotti is unveiled on a drive through its hills hiding dairy farms, bee communities and shady swimming holes. This is fertile land full of ancient trees and wooden bridges, where horses often replace cars on narrow backroads.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Molong NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Molong NSW cds - 26th October 1960
Phoenix says Molong PO 1/1/1845.

Molong is located on the Mitchell Highway about 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of Sydney and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city of Orange, and an elevation of 529 metres above sea level. At the 2016 census, Molong had a population of 1,674 people. Charles Sturt visited Molong in 1828. Molong was the site of an early copper mine in Australia, located at Copper Hill just outside Molong.

The name Molong comes from the Aboriginal word for 'all rocks'.

William Lee of Kelso is said to have had cattle in the area by 1819. He later held property just north of present Molong, around Larras Lee. In 1826, a military and police outpost was established at Molong, on Governor Darling's orders, as a step in opening up the government stock reserve west of the Macquarie River for settlement. For its first twenty years the settlement was at a site approximately 1.5 km (0.93 mi) east of the current location. The present village of Molong was officially gazetted in March 1849. In 1845, Copper was discovered at Copper Hill, just north of the town.

The Historical Museum is housed in a former hotel (1856), built by rubble-mason James Mortal, who sold it in 1861 to John Smith of Gamboola. Smith let the building to a series of publicans and it later became the residence and surgery for a series of doctors. The Historical Society acquired it for use as a museum, in 1969, with help from the Molong Shire Council.

In November 2022 many of the town's buildings were damaged in a flood.

The railway from Sydney reached Molong in 1886; it was later extended to Parkes. A branch railway to Dubbo was opened in 1925 and closed in 1987.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mona Vale NSW Aust cds - 17th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mona Vale NSW Aust cds - 17th October 1960
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Mona Vale RO 24/7/1905; PO 6/8/1906.
Mona Vale Depot PO 7/12/1948; closed 3/12/1960.

Mona Vale is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is located 28 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in an area known as the Northern Beaches. Formerly the administrative centre of Pittwater Council, it is now located in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. The traditional custodians of the area are the Garigal people. It is often colloquially referred to as "Mona". In the 2016 Census there were 10,670 people domiciled in Mona Vale.

The area was known as "Bongin Bongin" by Aboriginal Peoples. The initial land grants in the district of Pittwater were not made until April 1813, and those sections which now comprise Mona Vale, first surveyed in May 1814, were granted to Robert Campbell (1769-1846). These were originally part of 700 acres (2.8 km2) that extended northwards from Mona Vale to the end of Newport beach. Local lore suggests the name Mona Vale was chosen by Campbell in remembrance of a town bearing the same name in Scotland, however the exact location of this place remains a mystery.

Pittwater Council, after the council chambers moved from Warriewood. Since then, Pittwater Council has been amalgamated with Warringah and Manly to form the Northern Beaches Council.

Mona Vale has a shallow beach (formerly known as "Bongin Bongin" Beach) which has a children's and lap pool at its northern end, with the main beach adjoining the golf course and a number of parks and reserves. There is a second beach north of this which is known as "The Basin" with a concentrated wave which, since the early 2000s, has been known as "Whomp" which is popular with body boarders. Mona Vale is a popular beach for surfing with beach breaks including "Main", "Suck Rock" which holds the annual competition known as KOTR or king of the rock, and "Rip Bowl".

Mona Vale is located at the junction of two major roads (Mona Vale Road A3 and Pittwater Road A8) and is accessible by B-Line bus from central Sydney (Wynyard Station). There is a local bus depot located on Darley Street.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moonbi NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moonbi NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
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Moonbi (1) PO 1/10/1859; closed 30/4/1890.
Moonbi (2) PO 1/7/1897.

Moonbi is a village situated on the New England Highway 20 kilometres north of Tamworth & 474 km (295 mi) north of Sydney New South Wales. It is nestled at the foot of the Moonbi Range and is part of the Tamworth Regional Council local government area. Moonbi is located a few kilometres to the north of the town of Kootingal. At the 2006 census, Moonbi had a population of 357.

The village is renowned as a centre for the poultry industry with many large poultry farms and associated industries located around the area. Moonbi has erected a large fibreglass chicken in recognition of the poultry industry centred here. The surrounding area has many small 'lifestyle' blocks that are often used to run horses.

William Dangar and Edward Cory crossed the ranges in 1830. "Cory's Pillar", also known as Cory's Nightcap, is a prominent balancing stone landmark seen on the right of the New England Highway when travelling northwards on the first Moonbi Hill.

A village was settled there in the 1850s when bullock teams and travellers began passing through the region in search of new land for their livestock. During this period there were two inns and one hotel there. In 1859 a post office opened at Moonby Station and in 1882 the Moonbi Public School opened.

In August 2007 Moonbi became the centre of attention in the wake of the quarantined horses and lockdown at Moonbi Recreation Ground as a result of the equine influenza outbreak. This followed the running of dressage competitions here during the outbreak of EI. The situation was made difficult as no accommodation was available here for the horse owners.

The village has a post office, public school, recreation ground, pony club grounds, general store, nursing home, produce retailer, roadhouse, service station and a rubber belting supplies and engineering company.

Travelling north along the New England Highway, on the first Moonbi Hill, is the Moonbi Lookout perched on a huge granite outcrop with some beautiful views of Moonbi and the Cockburn Valley.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moonee Beach NSW cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moonee Beach NSW cds - 7th November 1960
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Moonee Beach (1) TO 1/10/1932; closed 28/10/1935.
Moonee Beach (2) TO 7/5/1947; PO 1/8/1958.

Moonee Beach is a small town on the Mid North Coast of NSW. It is located along the newly upgraded Pacific Highway. It is 13 km out of Coffs Harbour CBD, 543 km north of Sydney and 378 km south of Brisbane.

Moonee Beach has a shopping centre with a Coles supermarket, Aldi, Best & Less, bakery, chemist, butcher, and post office. There is also a caravan park and a creekside reserve for day use. There is also a tavern used by locals and holiday makers, a day care centre and a fish and chip shop.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Morpeth NSW cds - 7th November 1960
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Morpeth is a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales & is 165 km (103 mi) north of Sydney, 35.2 km (22 mi) north north west of Newcastle & 7.9 km (5 mi) east north east of Maitland. It is on the southern banks of the Hunter River at the border between the City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council LGAs. The major population centre, where almost all residents of the suburb reside, is the historical town of Morpeth which takes its name from Morpeth, Northumberland, near Newcastle upon Tyne, in England.

The town of Morpeth was initially created through the private actions of Edward Charles Close, who selected a property of 1,000 hectares and developed it as a river port from 1831-1841. The lieutenant built his house, known as Closebourne, on the property. A two-storey Georgian home made of sandstone, the house became an episcopal residence from 1848-1912.

The river port grew steadily throughout the 1830s. St James's Church, located on Tank Street, was built from 1837 to 1840 and was partly designed by John Horbury Hunt is now a Local Government Heritage listing. A major merchant at this time was James Taylor, who built a bond store circa 1850 near the bridge that is now heritage-listed. Morpeth Court House was built circa 1861 in a Greek Revival style and a local police station followed in 1879. The construction of the Great Northern Railway in 1857, bypassing Morpeth, meant that Newcastle developed as the regional port. Morpeth became less significant commercially, but still survived as a township with its own history and heritage.

Today, the town is a popular tourist destination due to its many historical buildings and river bank setting.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moruya NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Moruya NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960
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Moruya is a town located on the far south coast of New South Wales, situated on the Moruya River. The Princes Highway runs through the town that is about 305 km (190 mi) south of Sydney and 175 km (109 mi) from Canberra. At the 2021 census, Moruya had a population of 4,295. Its built up area had a population of 2,762. The town relies predominantly on agriculture, aquaculture, and tourism. Moruya is administered by the Eurobodalla Shire Council and the shire chambers are located in the town.

The name "Moruya" is derived from an Aboriginal Tharawal word (Tharawal pronunciation [mherroyah]) believed to mean "home of the black swan", although this is not probable and not verifiable. Black swans can be seen in the lakes and rivers around Moruya, and the black swan is used locally as an emblem.

European settlement commenced in the 1820s following the extension of the limits of location in 1829, although the coast from Batemans Bay to Moruya was surveyed the previous year by surveyor Thomas Florance. The first European settler was Francis Flanagan, a tailor from Ireland, who was granted title to 4 sq mi (1,000 ha) on the north bank of the river at Shannon View in 1829.

Moruya was proclaimed a municipality in 1891. Local industries were timber logging, gold mining, dairying, and quarrying for granite. The first bridge across the Moruya River was erected in 1876, though frequent flooding caused new bridges to be erected in 1900, 1945, and most recently in 1966.

During World War II, Moruya aerodrome was used as an advanced operational base. The trawler Dureenbee was attacked offshore between Moruya and Batemans Bay by a Japanese submarine on 3 August 1942. On 25 December 1944, the US liberty ship USS Robert J. Walker was torpedoed off Moruya by the German submarine U-862, sinking the next day between Moruya and Bega. Casualties were two dead, with 67 survivors.

Moruya is known for its granite stone that was used to build significant Australian landmarks, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The granite used in the Harbour Bridge pylons was quarried in the area. The proximity of the quarries to the water meant it could be easily transported to Sydney. Quarrying for granite commenced in the district in the late 1850s by brothers Joseph and John Flett Louttit, who were from the Orkney Islands. Their quarry on the south side of the river produced stone for many Sydney landmarks, including the columns of the General Post Office in Martin Place, and the base of the Captain Cook statue in Hyde Park.

The Moruya Quarry, also known as the Government Quarry, opened in 1876 on the northern bank of the Moruya River. From 1925 to 1932, the Harbour Bridge works had 250 stonemasons employed and a small town of about 70 houses grew up near the quarry called Granitetown; little remains of the town today. The quarry had a tramway that closed in 1931. The Moruya Quarry is operated by the New South Wales Department of Infrastructure, Planning, and Natural Resources.

Moruya Airport (code MYA) is located on the north side of Moruya Heads. The strip adjoins the beachfront, and flights to Moruya offer a slow and picturesque descent along the coastline. Rex Airlines flies mostly Saab 340B aircraft from Moruya to Sydney and Moruya to Merimbula, with connecting flights to Melbourne.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mudgee NSW Aust cds - 6th November 1960
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Mudgee PO 1/1/1840.
Mudgee South PO 2/11/1936; closed 27/5/1982.

Mudgee is a town in the Central West of New South Wales. It is in the broad fertile Cudgegong River valley 261 km (162 mi) north-west of Sydney and is the largest town in the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area as well as being the council seat. At the 2021 Census, its population was 11,457.

Many place-names in the region are derived from the original Wiradjuri language, including Mudgee itself, which was named by the Wiradjuri clan who lived there. There are various translations as to what Mudgee means including "resting place", "contented", "nest in the hills" as well as "friend or mate" which the latter coincides with the Wiradjuri word "mudyi".

James Blackman, leading an small expedition in the latter half of 1821, was the first British colonist to enter the Mudgee district. Not long after, Lieutenant William Lawson who was then commandant of Bathurst, made several further expeditions to Mudgee. Both Blackman and Lawson found the site to be an Aboriginal settlement or bimmel inhabited by around 100 people who called the area Mudgee or Mujjee.

In February 1822, George and Henry Cox, sons of William Cox, followed the trails set up by Blackman and Lawson with 500 head of livestock, and established a grazing property at Menah, 3 kilometres north of the current town. The Coxes were soon in conflict with the Mudgee clan who drove away their workers and livestock. George Cox gathered some men at Bathurst and returned to Menah where a two hour fight later ensued, resulting in six Mudgee people being killed and one of Cox's employees being speared to death. The violence in the region worsened in June 1824.

The site of the Mudgee township was surveyed in 1837 and the first land sales occurred in August 1838. It has been incorrectly claimed that Robert Hoddle designed the village. Although Hoddle was the first surveyor in the region, marking out the boundaries of Putta Bucca and Bombira, by the time the village was gazetted, he had already left the district to become leader of the Port Phillip Survey. John Blackman built a slab hut, the first dwelling in Mudgee and its general store. By 1841 there were 36 dwellings, three hotels, a hospital, a post office, two stores and an Anglican church. St John's Church of England was consecrated on 6 May 1841.

Mudgee was declared as a municipality in 1860 making it the second oldest municipality west of the Great Dividing Range with a population of 1500 in 1861. On 1 June 1861 the Electric Telegraph system arrived and was opened for messages to be transmitted and received at the Telegraph office.

One gold miner attracted to the Mudgee district was Niels Peter Larsen, who married Louisa Albury in Mudgee in 1866. They were the parents of leading Australian poet Henry Lawson in Grenfell in 1867 and changed their names to Peter and Louisa Lawson. By the birth of their third child, they moved to a selection at Pipeclay (now Eurunderee) 8 km north of Mudgee.

The opening of the railway extension from Rylstone to Mudgee occurred on 10 September 1884. The railway boosted the town's agriculture. The extension between Rylstone and Mudgee closed on 2 March 1992. This same section re-opened eight years later, on 2 September 2000 and closed again in 2007. In 1890 a local newspaper was founded with the title the Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative. Its title changed in 1963 to the Mudgee Guardian and Gulgong Advertiser and is currently published twice a week.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Muswellbrook NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
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Muswellbrook PO 1/9/1837.
Muswellbrook Railway TO 14/9/1894; closed 31/5/1966.

Muswellbrook is a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales about 243 km (151 mi) north of Sydney and 127 km (79 mi) north-west of Newcastle.

The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding, but has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production. As at June 2018 Muswellbrook has a population of 12,364. Located to the south of the Muswellbrook township are two coal fuelled power stations, Liddell and Bayswater. They were commissioned in 1973 and mid 1980s respectively and employ approximately 500 people from the area.

The first European to explore the area was Chief Constable John Howe in 1819, with the first white settlement occurring in the 1820s. The township of Muswellbrook was gazetted on 23 October 1833. To the south, "Forbestown" was established by the sons of Francis Forbes in 1842; the name was changed in 1848 to "South Muswellbrook" to prevent confusion with the town of Forbes.

Mussel Creek" (now called "Muscle Creek") was first named by a party of surveyors who found mussels in the small stream while camping along its banks in the early 19th century. The present spelling of Muswellbrook has a disputed etymology. Historians largely subscribe to one of two theories, that the name derives from the Muswell Hill area of London (England), due to the influence of Sir Francis Forbes whose wife, Amelia, was born and schooled in that town; or that the name is a gradual corruption of the original gazetted name "Musclebrook", eventually adopted as the official spelling due to common use.

The Muswellbrook railway station, is serviced by local (Newcastle to Scone) and long-distance rail (Sydney to Armidale and Moree) services. Interstate coaches and local bus services also call at the station.

Muswellbrook lies at the junction of the Main Northern railway line and the Merriwa line, part of a cross country rail line to Gulgong. As such, it formed an important junction, as well as serving the numerous coal mining sidings found within a short distance from the main station building.

During World War II, Muswellbrook was the location of RAAF No.5 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot (IAFD), completed in 1942 and closed on 29 August 1944. Usually consisting of 4 tanks, 31 fuel depots were built across Australia for the storage and supply of aircraft fuel for the RAAF and the US Army Air Forces at a total cost of £900,000 (A$1,800,000).


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with New Lambton NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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New Lambton (1) PO 13/9/1872; closed 31/7/1880.
New Lambton (2) PO 1/9/1892.

New Lambton is a suburb of Newcastle, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. It is located about 6 km (4 mi) west of the Newcastle central business district. At the 2016 Australian census it had a population of approximately 10,000.

Initially a coal mining township, New Lambton later became a municipality until it was eventually incorporated into Greater Newcastle. The suburb, which is primarily residential, includes a 182 ha (450-acre) nature reserve and a major regional sports centre.

The suburb is irregularly shaped, covering an area of approximately 5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi).[2] While mainly residential in nature, the entire south-western part of the suburb is occupied by Blackbutt Reserve, a 182 ha (450-acre) nature reserve consisting primarily of natural bushland.

New Lambton was originally a coal mining township, with the New Lambton Colliery situated to the east across the railway in what is now Adamstown. On 8 January 1889 New Lambton was incorporated as a municipality covering 2,560 acres (10 km2).

By 1901 the council derived a considerable revenue from the district's largest mine, the Scottish-Australian Coal Mining Company's Lambton Colliery, managed by the three Croudace brothers, Frank, Thomas, & Sydney, which although closer to Lambton fell within the New Lambton municipality. One of the district's principal thoroughfares today is Croudace Street.

The town was free of debt, and had a telegraph office, council chambers (erected at a cost of £550), the New Lambton Mechanics Institute, a reading room, fire brigade, public school, and "many signs of advancement". The Member for Kahibah in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, including New Lambton, was Alfred Edden.

During World War II, New Lambton Public School was requisitioned by the government and used as No. 2 Fighter Sector Headquarters. In recognition of this, the school was granted permission in 1995 to fly the Royal Australian Air Force Ensign and is the only school in Australia allowed to do so.

New Lambton is bordered by, or crossed by, various arterial roads. Lookout Road, which joins Croudace Road, borders the suburb to the west. To the east, Lambton Road facilitates access to the Newcastle central business district (CBD). To the south, Carnley Avenue and Northcott Drive provide access to the City of Lake Macquarie suburbs. The south-east of the suburb is bordered by the Main North Line, where the suburb is serviced by Adamstown railway station.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Northbridge NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Northbridge NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
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Northbridge PO 25/11/1920.
Northbridge Depot PO 16/11/1936; closed 25/10/1955.

Northbridge is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales. It is located 6 kilometres north of the Sydney Central Business District, in the local government area of the City of Willoughby.

The Suspension Bridge, linking the suburb to Cammeray, has become a recognised symbol of Northbridge, completed in January 1892 and purchased by the state government in 1912.

Northbridge took its name from its location, north of a sandstone suspension bridge built in 1892. The bridge was constructed by a team of land developers at a cost of A£42,000 and originally known as North Sydney Bridge.[2] The engineer responsible for the construction was J. E. Coyle and the style was Federation Gothic, with medieval motifs as "unexpected embellishments". It has been known as the Northbridge and Cammeray Suspension Bridge but is now called the Long Gully Bridge.

The land where the suspension bridge was built belonged to William Twemlow, a Sydney jeweler. In 1868 he purchased the land extending from Fig Tree Point to the head of Long Bay, (now Northbridge). He initially regarded the land as valueless but changed his mind when he made a handsome profit by selling some of it to an English syndicate who built the suspension bridge. Twemlow decided to build a two-storey home called The Hermitage, on Fig Tree Point, from sandstone quarried on the estate, which took a year to cut. As this was the first house built in this locality, transport was a problem and Twemlow had to sail through The Spit and around Middle Head to Circular Quay, from where he walked to his shop at Sydney Arcade.

Northbridge Post Office opened on 25 November 1920.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with North Narooma NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with North Narooma NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
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Narooma PO 1/1/1889.
North Narooma RO 1/1/1927; PO 1/7/1927; closed 31/10/1960.

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. It is 347 km (216 mi) south of Sydney, 225 km (140 mi) south east of Canberra, 148 km (92 mi) east of Cooma, 77 km (48 mi) north north east of Bega & 51 km (32 mi) south of Moruya. The town is on the Princes Highway, which crosses the Wagonga Inlet to North Narooma. The heritage town of Central Tilba is nearby to the south. At the 2016 census, Narooma had an urban population of over 3,000 people.

The name Narooma is said to be derived from a word in the local Aboriginal language (one of the Yuin dialects) meaning "clear blue waters".

The name Narooma is said to be derived from a word in the local Aboriginal language meaning "clear blue waters".
There had been an earlier settlement nearby at Punkalla, which was a port for Bodalla and Nerrigundah; a ruined jetty and timber mill can still be seen there. Gold was discovered nearby at Central Tilba in 1880 and a post office was opened at present-day Corunna (to the south, in Eurobodalla Shire), named "Noorooma"

A township was surveyed at the present location of Narooma in 1883 and given the name Noorooma, which it held until 1972. It was declared a port in 1884. Its school opened in 1886 and its post office in 1889. Transport to Narooma was first from the sea. From 1894 a hand-worked punt crossed Wagonga Inlet, linking Narooma to North Narooma and on to Moruya. A daily mail coach ran through the town between Bega and Moruya.

Narooma was regarded as a tourist destination from the early twentieth century.

In 1972 the name was officially changed from Noorooma to Narooma.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Oak Flats NSW cds - 24th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Oak Flats NSW cds - 24th October 1960
Phoenix says Oak Flats PO 6/1/1936.


Oak Flats is a suburb of Shellharbour, New South Wales, situated on the south western shores of Lake Illawarra and within the Illawarra region of New South Wales. It is a residential area, which had a population of 6,415 at the 2016 census.

It is 85 km (53 mi) south of Sydney, 21 km (13 mi) south of Wollongong, 15 km (9 mi) north of Kiama, 213 km (132 mi) north east of Canberra.

Oak Flats is one of the 324 suburbs that sits within the Wollongong Statistical District, which covers the local authority areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. Oak Flats is locally governed by the Shellharbour City Council, which governs 22 suburbs within the area.

The area was discovered by George Bass and Matthew Flinders in 1796, whilst free settlers arrived in the nearby town of Shellharbour between 1817 and 1831. As the population in the suburbs around Oak Flats grew, the need for more residential areas became more important. The eastern end of the suburb is commonly known as Balarang.

Ownership of area was first as a grant of 1,200 acres (485 hectares) to army officer John Horsley in 1821. The grant was situated on the southern shores of Lake Illawarra and known as the 'Oak Flats Run'. The land was used to run cattle in the area. Development of Oak Flats as a suburb began in 1925 with the Lake Illawarra Township Estate as the centre, followed by the Kembla Vista and Panorama Estates. Economic Depression of the 1930s coupled with the onset of WWII, slowed development. Post WWII migration brought immigrants predominantly Dutch, and German to Oak Flats, and the town began to develop rapidly.

Many streets of Oak Flats are named after Australian prime ministers. These include Deakin Street and Barton Street.

Oak Flats was designed by Walter Burley Griffin who also designed Canberra. Similar concepts in the design include that the town centres around a round street (Bridge Ave) like Canberra does Parliament house.

Oak Flats has its own rail station on the NSW TrainLink South Coast line. There is also a bus station/bus stop at the rail station for interchanging with trains.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Old Bar NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Old Bar NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
Phoenix says Old Bar TO 24/11/1913; RO 14/4/1914; PO 1/7/1927.

Old Bar is a coastal town in New South Wales, in Mid-Coast Council. It lies around 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of Taree on the Mid North Coast, and around 315 kilometres (196 mi) north of Sydney. Old Bar is on the southern side of the mouth of the Manning River.

The population of the urban centre was measured at 3,650 people in the 2011 census, and that of the suburb proper which includes some surrounding rural area at 4,272 people. It grew rapidly during a boom in housing in 1988.

Old Bar Airstrip is a common place for light aircraft to land. Old Bar Airfield is an authorised landing area and is heritage listed.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Orange NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Orange NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
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East Orange PO 1/12/1901.
Orange PO 1/1/1849.
Orange North PO 1/4/1949; closed 27/4/1982.
Orange R.S. TO 14/9/1894; closed 30/11/1970.
Orange South PO 1/3/1935; closed 1/4/1994.
Orange West PO 1/8/1946; closed 14/10/1977.

Orange is a city in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales. It is 254 km (158 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney [206 km (128 mi).. Orange had an urban population of 41,920 at the 2021 Census, making the city a significant regional centre. A significant nearby landmark is Mount Canobolas with a peak elevation of 1,395 m (4,577 ft) AHD  and commanding views of the district.

Orange was the birthplace of poets Banjo Paterson and Kenneth Slessor, although Paterson lived in Orange for only a short time as an infant. Walter W. Stone, book publisher (Wentworth Books) and passionate supporter of Australian literature, was also born in Orange. The first Australian Touring Car Championship, known today as V8 Supercar Championship Series, was held at the Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit in 1960.

In 1822 Captain Percy Simpson arrived in the Wellington District and established a convict settlement which was called "Blackman's Swamp" after James Blackman; Simpson had employed James Blackman as a guide because he had already accompanied an earlier explorer, John Oxley into that region.

In the late 1820s, the surveyor J. B. Richards worked on a survey of the Macquarie River below Bathurst and also of the road to Wellington. On a plan dated 1829, he indicated a village reserve, in the parish of Orange. Sir Thomas Mitchell named the parish Orange, as he had been an associate of the Prince of Orange in the Peninsular War, when both were aides-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, whose title was bestowed on the valley to the west by Oxley.

Initial occupation by graziers began in late 1829, and tiny settlements eventually turned into larger towns as properties came into connection with the road. In 1844, the surveyor Davidson was sent to check on encroachments onto the land reserved for a village, and to advise on the location for a township. His choices were Frederick's Valley, Pretty Plains, or Blackman's Swamp.[citation needed]

Blackman's Swamp was chosen, and it was proclaimed a village and named Orange by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1846 in honour of Prince William of Orange. At nearby Ophir, a significant gold find in Australia was made in 1851, resulting in a sporadic population movement which is known as the Australian gold rush. Additional gold finds in nearby areas led to the establishment of Orange as a central trading centre for the gold.

The growth of Orange continued as the conditions were well suited for agriculture, and in 1860 it was proclaimed a municipality. The railway from Sydney reached Orange in 1877. In 1946, 100 years after it was first being established as a village, Orange was proclaimed as a minor city.

Orange was proposed as a site for Australia's national capital city, prior to the selection of Canberra. The new capital city would have adjoined the town of Orange, which would have been included in the surrounding federal territory.

Orange Buslines operate a number of routes within the city and a service to the neighbouring city of Bathurst. Newman's Bus Service operates route two on weekdays to Blayney. Australia Wide Coaches operate a daily coach service to Sydney.

NSW TrainLink operate several coach services with connecting train services from Lithgow to Sydney, as well as a less frequent coach service to Cootamundra for connection to Melbourne.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Orurimbah NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Orurimbah NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
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Blue Gum Flat PO 1/8/1871; renamed Ourimbah PO 1/6/1888.
Ourimbah Renamed from Blue Gum Flat PO 1/6/1888.

Ourimbah is a small township in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, located about 78 kilometres (48 mi) north of the state capital Sydney. Ourimbah is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Newcastle. The township today consists of small scattered local shops and businesses along the Pacific Highway, as well as the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle. Ourimbah had a population of 3,951 at the 2016 census.

The Aboriginal word "Oorin" meaning "Belt of manhood" in which a stone axe was carried on hunting expeditions, and "Oorinbah" which is the bora ring or ceremonial ground in which the initiation ceremony of conferring the "belt of manhood" was carried out is where the name for Ourimbah originates from. Ourimbah was also known as 'Blue Gum Flats' which is what the school was called. The name of Ourimbah was universally adopted for the School, Post Office, Railway and Township in the late 19th century, as well as for Ourimbah Creek that skirts the north of the town.

Blue Gum Flat Public School (Ourimbah Public School) was built in 1863 on the site of the present railway station. In 1886 the school was moved to the opposite side of the road and a wooden building constructed. Ourimbah railway station was built in the same year and opened on 15 August 1887 and was the only station other than Narara between Gosford and Wyong at this time.

The relocation of the school and construction of the railway provided the opportunity for the subdivision of land into "town-size" allotments and the creation at Ourimbah of a townscape at first dubbed "Beckford". An area had previously been earmarked for a township to the north of this planned subdivision.

The town of Ourimbah, with its blue gums, blackbutts, round leaved gum, spotted gum and white mahogany trees, was an ideal place for the milling of timber to support a Sydney building boom between 1840 and 1870.

In recent years, Ourimbah has grown from a rural town into a suburban commuter township.

The University of Newcastle has a campus at Ourimbah through a multi-sector co-located partnership of the University and TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute.

Ourimbah railway station is situated on the Main Northern railway line. The Pacific Highway runs through its centre. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

The magpie is commonly used as a symbol for Ourimbah. The black and white bird is featured in the logo of Ourimbah Public School. The magpie symbol is used for many local sports teams: Ourimbah Rugby League Football Club, Lisarow Ourimbah Cricket Club, Ourimbah Netball Club, and Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Bowling Club.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pambula NSW cds - 22nd November 1960
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Pambula PO 1/9/1853.
Pambula Beach PO 1/9/1958; closed 5/10/1984.

Pambula is a town in Bega Valley Shire on the far south coast of New South Wales, 454 kilometres (282 mi) south of Sydney via the Princes Highway. At the 2016 census, Pambula had a population of 970 people.

The name Pambula is derived from its Dharwa name, pronounced "panboola", meaning 'twin waters' In 1797, the European voyager George Bass explored the area.

Pambula is a historic village with its first European settlers thought to have been the Imlay brothers who established cattle runs on the Pambula River flats in the 1830s. The village of Pambula situated on the flats near the river was planned in 1843 by surveyor Townsend and the first school and churches were built there, but frequent flooding led to the village being relocated to its present site on higher ground.

Captain John Lloyd, RN, acquired land in 1844 with his severance pay when he left the Royal Navy, and built The Grange on the hill near the river. In 1854 he became Postmaster of Pambula, and managed an inn called the Forest Oak Inn which still stands at a bend on the coast road.

The main land uses were grazing and agriculture, and tented accommodation on stock routes was replaced by slab and bark huts, then by more permanent buildings providing homes, housing, smithies, and hotels. Pambula had five licensed hotels by 1856 and the foundation stone for the courthouse was laid in 1860. Pambula was proclaimed a town in 1885.

William McKell, Premier of New South Wales from 1941-1947 and Governor-General of Australia from 1947-1953, was born in Pambula in 1891.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pambula Beach NSW cds - 28th October 1960
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Pambula PO 1/9/1853.
Pambula Beach PO 1/9/1958; closed 5/10/1984.

Pambula Beach is a town in New South Wales, not far from Pambula about 4 kms to the south east. At the 2016 census, Pambula Beach had a population of 654 people.

There are three surfing beaches:

1 - The Main Beach, Pambula Beach, is located in front of the Pambula Beach Holiday Hub and the surf club next door. It is the most popular of all the beaches in the town and the beach curves around the bay until it becomes Main Beach in the nearby township of Merimbula.

2 - south past the coastal rocks and cliffs, is Lions Beach. Behind the beach lays Lions Park, with a barbecue and picnic area.

3 - The 250 metres (820 ft) long beach ends at the mouth of the Pambula River: or The River Mouth. This surfing spot, named for the former sand banks, has been a surfing spot in the region. Today, however, the River Mouth suffers from lack of swell and insufficient sand banks.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Peak Hill NSW cds - 25th October 1960
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Peak Hill is a town in Parkes Shire in the Central West of New South Wales, 409 km (254 mi) west of Sydney, 72 km (45 mi) south west of Dubbo & 49 km (30 mi) north of Parkes . At the 2021 census, Peak Hill had a population of 768. It is located on the Newell Highway and the Parkes to Narromine railway line.

In 1817, the explorer John Oxley and his party were the first Europeans in the region. In 1889, Gold was discovered in the area, and later that year Peak Hill was gazetted in November 1889. The Post office opened on 7 November 1889, and the Bureau of Meteorology's weather station began in 1965. The first public wheat silo built in Australia was constructed at Peak Hill in 1918 after government surveys indicated the district had great potential as a wheat-producing region. Peak Hill's central position in the New South Wales wheat belt may have been the reason why Peak Hill became the site for Australia's first upright bulk wheat silo in 1918. It was not until 1927 that the next stage, the six-bin silos and weighbridge complex, was completed at Peak Hill. In 1950 the construction of three additional 50,000-bushel bins was carried out and the bulkhead was completed in 1959.

The district is also a renowned sheep producing area, particularly medium-woolled merinos. There are also five merino studs actively operating in the area, namely Cora Lynn, Genanegie, Towalba, Towonga and Westray. Rams from these studs have been sold throughout Australia, and they all have on-property hoggett ram sales in September, supplying commercial sheep breeders with high-quality young rams to breed from.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Penrith NSW Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Penrith NSW Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
Phoenix says Penrith PO 1/3/1828.

Penrith is a town in New South Wales, located in Greater Western Sydney, 55 kilometres (31 mi) west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Nepean River, on the outskirts of the Cumberland Plain. Its elevation is 32 metres (105 ft).

Penrith is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Penrith.

The Geographical Names Board of New South Wales acknowledges Penrith as one of only four cities within the Greater Sydney metropolitan area.

The recorded history of Penrith began on 26 June 1789. Eighteen months after the landing of the First Fleet, an exploring party led by Captain Watkin Tench set out to further discoveries made by Governor Arthur Phillip earlier in the month. In the daylight hours of 27 June, Tench and his party discovered the broad expanse of the Nepean River. Tench's party became the first Europeans to see the site of what is now the City of Penrith. Tench later wrote 'we found ourselves on the banks of a river, nearly as broad as the Thames at Putney and apparently of great depth'. Phillip later named the river after Evan Nepean, the under-secretary of state in the Home Office, who had been largely responsible for the organisation of the First Fleet. From this point, European settlement began in earnest, firstly on the Hawkesbury River, and later southward up the Nepean.

Governor Phillip Gidley King began granting land in the area to settlers in 1804 with Captain Daniel Woodriff's 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) on the banks of the river the first land grant in the area. The first government building in the district was the military depot built (at the present Penrith police station) by William Cox.
In 1816 Cox mentioned the lockup at 'Penryhn', among a list of expenses. There appears little doubt that he was referring to the depot that was later referred to as Penrith. The name for the new depot, Penrhyn, may have simply been misinterpreted by others. Penrhyn was possibly named after the First Fleet ship that carried women convicts, the Lady Penrhyn.

What is clear is that the origin of the name, Penrith is steeped in mystery. Penrith was possibly named after Penrith in Cumbria by someone who knew the old town and who noted geographical similarities. By 1819, the name Penrith was in use with its first reference in the Sydney Gazette on 8 December 1821 appointing John Proctor as keeper of the new gaol and court house.

The post office was established in 1828, the Anglican church, St Stephens, was opened and consecrated 16 July 1839[6] followed by the Catholic Church, St Nicholas of Myra, in 1850.

The first bridge, financed by local businessman James Tobias (Toby) Ryan was opened over the Nepean in 1856 and was washed away the following year in a flood. The railway line was extended to Penrith in 1863, a school was established in 1865 and in 1871 the area became a municipality. It officially became a city in 1959.

Penrith railway station is a major railway station on the Main Western railway line. It has frequent services to and from the city and is also a stop on the intercity Blue Mountains Line. Penrith railway station is served by a bus interchange and by the Nightride Bus route 70.

Penrith Stadium is the home of the Penrith Panthers NRL team. Penrith's Junior Rugby League competition is the largest in the world, which also incorporates teams from the Blue Mountains, Blacktown and Windsor/Richmond areas. Penrith Stadium was also home to the Penrith Nepean United FC soccer club. The team had a 2–1 win against Sydney FC in a home game friendly match in front of 5000 fans on 17 August 2007.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Perthville NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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Queen Charlotte's Vale PO 1/6/1875; renamed Apsley PO 16/7/1880.
Apsley Renamed from Queen Charlotte's Vale PO 16/7/1880; renamed Perth PO 1/9/1880.
Perth Renamed from Apsley PO 1/9/1880; renamed Perthville PO 1/3/1908.
Perthville Renamed from Perth PO 1/3/1908.

Perthville is a small town in New South Wales. The town is located on the Central Tablelands, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the regional city of Bathurst & 206 kms west of Sydney. The town has evolved over time due to road improvements to be a satellite suburb of Bathurst.

Perthville had a railway station, now closed, on the Main Western line between Bathurst and Blayney.

The town contains a large convent of the Sisters of St Joseph, founded in 1872. This included a girls boarding school.
The Uniting Church has also been strongly represented in the town.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pyrmont NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pyrmont NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
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Pyrmont (1) PO 1/4/1853; renamed Harris Street PO 27/11/1882; closed 23/3/1896.
Pyrmont (2) PO 27/11/1882.

Pyrmont is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, 2 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is also part of the Darling Harbour region. As of 2011, it is Australia's most densely populated suburb.

Pyrmont was once a vital component of Sydney's industrial waterfront, with wharves, shipbuilding yards, factories and woolstores. As industry moved out, the population and the area declined. In recent years it has experienced redevelopment with an influx of residents and office workers.

Pyrmont contained a mineral spring of cold water bubbling out of a rock and was thus named for a similar natural spring in Bad Pyrmont, close to Hanover, Germany. Thomas Jones was granted 55 acres (22 ha) of land on the peninsula in 1795. Land was sold to Obadiah Ikin in 1796 for 10 pounds, which he then sold to Captain John Macarthur in 1799 for a gallon of rum.

Pyrmont was the site of quarries from a fairly early stage because of the quality of the sandstone. Charles Saunders, licensee of the Quarryman's Arms hotel, became the biggest quarrymaster, with three quarries established in the area from 1853. The work was continued by his son and grandson till circa 1931. The quarries were nicknamed Paradise, Purgatory and Hell Hole by the Scottish workers employed by Saunders. Steam-powered equipment was used there for the first time in Australia. The sandstone was used in many of the most significant buildings in Sydney. Saunders Street, near the site of the Paradise quarry, was named after Saunders.

Pyrmont became a working class industrial and port community. A major sugar refinery was operated by CSR Limited. In 1900 the area had a population of around 30,000. The first Pyrmont Bridge opened in 1858. A larger bridge with a swinging span opened in 1902, but was closed to traffic in the 1980s. It was subsequently turned into a pedestrian precinct. In 1973, a public meeting held between residents of Pyrmont and Ultimo asked the Builders Labourers Federation imposed a green ban on the North Western Expressway to save much of the suburb.

Pyrmont was regarded as a slum area in the late 19th century. It started to decay seriously after World War II, when industries closed down, and the residents moved to the suburbs. In 1963 the Ultimo Powerhouse closed down as well. Its population declined to only 1,800 by 1978. By 1990 the population had dropped to around 900.

In order to rejuvenate the area the government initiated the Better Cities Program. In 1992 the City West Development Corporation had been created with the mission to renew the precinct. In 1999 this responsibility has been transferred to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. This led to a larger community of 13,000 by 2004 and also an increase of trade with businesses moving back into the area, totalling 22,000 employees. Almost all industrial function is gone from the area now, replaced by low and high-rise residential developments. The sugar refinery closed down and some of the buildings, including The Cooperage and Tablet House, were restored as residential and office space. Both are listed on the local government heritage register.

The Star casino dominates the Darling Harbour waterfront of Pyrmont and the Sydney Fish Market is located on Blackwattle Bay. Jacksons Landing is a residential and commercial property development located on the northern part of the peninsula.

Pyrmont is home to the headquarters of several corporations including Vodafone, Accenture Australia, Network 10, Google[23] and radio stations Nova 96.9, Smooth 95.3, and 2SM. Pyrmont is the former home to Seven West Media (moved to Australian Technology Park at Eveleigh in 2017) and 2GB (moved to North Sydney in 2020).

Pyrmont is linked to the city by the Pyrmont Bridge, a swing bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. The Western Distributor passes through the suburb and provides a connection to the city and then to the North Shore via the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Distributor includes the Anzac Bridge, a large cable-stayed bridge spanning Johnstons Bay between Pyrmont and Rozelle, which replaced the Glebe Island Bridge.

The Inner West Light Rail includes five light rail stops in the suburb - Pyrmont Bay, The Star, John Street Square, Fish Market and Wentworth Park. The Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf is served by Cross Harbour ferry services. Pyrmont is also served by buses.

Pyrmont was served by the former Sydney tramway network. Services commenced at Railway Square, travelling southwest on Broadway, turning right onto Harris Street, passing the former Darling Harbour Goods Yard. At Pyrmont a separate line branched off from the main line on Harris Street, turning left into Miller Street, turning right into Bank Street, crossing the former Glebe Island Bridge. It then travelled along Commercial Road turning right onto Victoria Road, then right onto Darling Street, terminating at the Darling Street Wharf. The tram lines closed in 1958. The Sydney Monorail ran between the city and nearby Darling Harbour across the Pyrmont Bridge between 1988 and 2013. Pyrmont is a future rapid transit station that will be built as part of the Sydney Metro West project.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pymble NSW cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pymble NSW cds - 27th October 1960
Phoenix says Pymble PO 6/8/1890.

Pymble is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales. Pymble is 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council

West Pymble is a separate suburb to the south west of Pymble, adjacent to the Lane Cove National Park.

Pymble is notable for its gardens, bush reserves and heritage-listed residences and properties of architectural significance, such as the Eric Pratten House.

Pymble is named after Robert Pymble (1776–1861), an influential early settler whose 1823 land grant comprised some 600 acres, around half the land of the region. The other half (plus a large part of St Ives) was granted to Daniel der Matthew's, another influential settler who established the first sawmill in the area.

The region was important to the early Sydney colony as a major supplier of timber for a wide variety of uses. The main timber varieties were blackbutt, stringybark, iron bark and blue gum. In later years it was also an important supplier of agricultural produce. It became widely known for the high quality of its produce and especially for its oranges which had been introduced to the area by Robert Pymble sometime around 1828 and which by later years were grown extensively throughout the region by numerous different growers following land sub-divisions.

Eventually agriculture and small farming gave way to residential development with residential sub-divisions commencing around 1879. The first bank - the Australian Joint Stock Bank - was established in 1888 in a then prominent house known as Grandview built on Pymble Hill ca 1883 by the son of local hotelier Richard Porter. Porter had opened the Gardener's Arms Hotel, also on Pymble Hill, in 1866. From this time the centre of commercial activity came to be at the top of the hill around the Pacific Highway and Bannockburn Road area, but with the railway station being located by necessity at the bottom of the hill development began to shift towards the new railway station at the foot of the hill. Pymble Post Office opened there on 6 August 1890.

Today, Pymble is a predominantly residential area with tree-lined streets, many substantial homes and gardens, numerous parks, nature reserves, and active pockets of commercial activity. Prominent landmarks include Pymble Station and Pymble Hill (Pacific Highway). The station is the centre of transport, shopping and social activities whilst Pymble Hill affords a view of the distant Chatswood skyline.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pleasant Hills NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Pleasant Hills NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
Phoenix says Pleasant Hills PO 1/3/1890.

Pleasant Hills is a small village about 26 kilometres west of Henty in the Riverina district of New South Wales. At the 2021 census, Pleasant Hills had a population of 127 people.

The village still retains a vibrant community and a number of old and impressive buildings. In particular are the Public School built in 1891, the Lutheran Church built (from wattle and daub) in 1888, the Public Hall built in 1912, and the Pleasant Hills Community Hotel built between 1917 and 1918. All of these buildings are still in use today.

The town was serviced by the Rand branch railway line before the line was closed in 1975. Pleasant Hills Post Office opened on 1 March 1890.

Pleasant Hills and the nearby area of Alma Park are closely linked by their common Wendish German (Lutheran) heritage.

The streets of Pleasant Hills display a second set of signage to include the surnames of prominent families that moved to the area during that time. Names displayed include Terlich, Eulenstein, Schiller, Quast, Pertzel, Lieschke, Knobel, Haberecht, Zucker, Pumpa and Scheuner.

The licence of the Pleasant Hills hotel was sold outside of the town in 1999 and this caused the closure of the hotel. The village folk and surrounding community then raised approximately $40,000 so that they could buy the hotel property and after some changes to the State's Liquor Laws established the first Community Licence in New South Wales on March 23, 2000, so that they could reopen this important establishment. The hotel remains a focal point for the community and now doubles as both the Post Office and a small General store.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Picnic Point NSW cds - 9th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Picnic Point NSW cds - 9th November 1960
Phoenix says Picnic Point PO 2/1/1936; closed 23/9/1987.

Picnic Point, a suburb of local government area City of Canterbury-Bankstown, is 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales. It is a part of South-western Sydney region . Picnic Point is a residential suburb on the northern bank of the Georges River. Located within Picnic Point is Yeramba Lagoon which is the largest tract of National Park within the Canterbury – Bankstown Council, it is home to numerous species of native fauna and flora.

Picnic Point was the name given to the geographical feature on the Georges River. The suburb was originally part of East Hills, which stretched south from Bankstown to the river and east to The River Road. Picnic Point was gazetted as a suburb in 1975, with new boundaries gazetted in 1994.

During World War II, Picnic Point National Park was the location of a remote receiving station and operations bunker that was owned and operated by the RAAF. This facility was used in conjunction with two other facilities, one of them located in Bankstown, the Bankstown Bunker, which was RAAF headquarters at the time and the other in Bass Hill which was a transmitting station in Johnston Road. The location of the remote receiving station in Picnic Point is now located under the Transgrid South Sydney electricity sub station.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Quambone NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Quambone NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
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Merri Merri PO 1/1/1861; renamed Quambone PO 4/4/1871.
Quambone Renamed from Merri Merri PO 4/4/1871.

Quambone is a locality in New South Wales. Quambone is in the Coonamble Shire local government area, 591 kilometres (367 mi) north west of the state capital, Sydney and 56 kilometres (35 mi) west of Coonamble. The locality is centred at the junction of roads to Warren, Coonamble and Carinda. At the 2011 census, Quambone and the surrounding area had a population of 247.

The name derives from a Ngiyampaa word, kuwaympuyan meaning 'having blood'.

It has a hotel/motel, general store and swimming pool, and a public school. It has regular Catholic and Anglican church services.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Regent's Park NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Regent's Park NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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Regent's Park Renamed from Sefton PO 1/5/1929.
Regent's Park Depot PO 8/9/1947; closed 17/4/1950.

Regents Park is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Regents Park is located 22 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Cumberland Council and City of Canterbury-Bankstown.

The suburb took its name from a local property built by Mr Peck and Mr Johnson in 1879, which they had named after Regent's Park, in the north-west of London, United Kingdom.

The area was originally part of a land grant to Joseph Hyde Potts and the first subdivision was made in 1880. When the school opened in 1899 it was known as Potts Hill School, but became Sefton Park School in 1907 when this area became known as Sefton Park. In 1929, it was changed to Regent Park School. The railway station opened in 1914 as Regents Park but the site was changed in 1924 when the line connected Lidcombe to Bankstown.

Regents Park railway station is on the Main Southern railway line.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Raymond Terrace NSW cds - 15th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Raymond Terrace NSW cds - 15th October 1960
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Raymond Terrace is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, about 26 km (16 mi) by road north of Newcastle on the Pacific Highway. Established in 1837 it is situated at the confluence of the Hunter and Williams rivers. The town was named after Lieutenant Raymond, who had explored the Hunter River in 1797 and described the terraced appearance of trees in the area. Governor Lachlan Macquarie camped in the area in 1818, using "Raymond's Terrace" as the name for the place where his party had camped.

At the 2021 census Raymond Terrace had a population of 13,453. It is the administrative centre of the Port Stephens local government area as well as a service hub for surrounding rural areas.

The centre of the town, where the shopping district is located, is adjacent to the Hunter River, just south of the confluence of the two rivers. Access to the northern sides of the rivers is via the Fitzgerald Bridge which crosses the Williams River immediately adjacent to and upstream of the confluence.In December 1998 a diversion of the Pacific Highway opened diverting traffic from the town centre. Most of the town now lies to the north-west of the bypass between the Hunter and Williams rivers. However, the suburb of Lakeside lies to the east of the bypass, between the bypass and the wall of Grahamstown Dam.

According to the 2021 census, there were 13,453 people in Raymond Terrace.

Raymond Terrace is served by Hunter Valley Buses who operate both a town service and a service to Newcastle Interchange. Hunter Valley Buses operated a depot in Richardson Road until it was closed in 2000 with operations transferred to Thornton. Port Stephens Coaches operate services to Nelson Bay and Sydney. NSW TrainLink road coaches services from Newcastle Interchange to Taree call at Raymond Terrace as do Busways services from Hawks Nest to Newcastle.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Riverwood NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Riverwood NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
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Herne Bay Renamed from Riverwood PO 1/4/1946; renamed Riverwood PO 1/2/1958.
Herne Bay Depot PO c.-/6/1947; closed 14/10/1950.
Herne Bay Naval P.O. PO 25/6/1945; closed 18/6/1946.
Herne Bay South PO 3/5/1954; closed 23/3/1959.
Riverwood Renamed from Herne Bay PO 1/2/1958.

Riverwood is a suburb in southern Sydney, New South Wales. Riverwood is located 19 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Riverwood is split between the local government areas of the Georges River Council and the City of Canterbury-Bankstown. In the 2016 Census, there were 12,103 people in Riverwood.

The area was originally known as Herne Bay and comprised small land grants between 30 and 80 acres (320,000 m2). When the East Hills railway line came through the area in 1931, the station was called Herne Bay. The area was subdivided in 1919 and redeveloped in 1942 during World War 2, when the Government of Australia and the Allied Works Council establish an army base hospital barracks for the United States Army, the 118 General Hospital. The hospital was built at a cost of one-million pounds and consisted of 490 barrack type buildings containing approximately four-thousand-two-hundred and fifty beds. The hospital was staffed by doctors and nurses from The Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

After the war the military departed, and the hospital barrack buildings of timber and corrugated iron (some of which still survive today) were handed over to the Housing Commission from March 1946 and converted into public housing to relieve housing shortages. Some of the street names recall the American presence such as Pennsylvania Road, Kentucky Road, Wyoming Place, Idaho Place, Michigan Road, Montana Crescent, Roosevelt Avenue and Truman Avenue. Now the Herne Bay Hospital is the headquarters for the Australian Air League Riverwood Squadron.

The suburb developed an unsavoury reputation for poverty, overcrowding and violence, and its name was changed to Riverwood in 1957, in large part to remove the stigma associated with living there. This helped to change the reputation of the area.

Riverwood railway station is on the East Hills railway line. With Padstow to the west and Narwee to the east. Riverwood is approximately a 35 minute commute to CBD via public transport. Although the buses of Punchbowl Bus Company are stabled at their headquarters on Hannans Road Riverwood, the suburb itself does not act as a bus terminus.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rossmore NSW  cds - 23rd October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rossmore NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
Phoenix says Rossmore PO 22/3/1897.

Rossmore is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, 47 km (29 mi) west south west of Sydney. According to the 2016 census, Rossmore had a population of 2,286.

It is bound to the east by Kemps Creek, the west by South Creek, the north by Fifteenth Avenue, and the south by Rileys Creek in the southwest and a non natural border from there. The main road through the centre of the suburb is Bringelly Road.

Rossmore was originally known as Cabramatta after the parish of Cabramatta. It was the subject of a novel called The Cabramatta Store by Mary Theresa Vidal, which is believed to be the first novel published by a woman in Australia. In 1856, the railway line was extended from Granville to Liverpool and a station was established at what is now the modern-day Cabramatta. There was a horse stud in the area called Rossmoor Stud which is believed to have been named after Rossmore Lodge, a famous horse stud in Kildare, Ireland. To avoid confusion with the new station of Cabramatta, the old town of Cabramatta became known as Rossmore.

Rossmore Post Office opened on 22 March 1897.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rye Park NSW cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rye Park NSW cds - 1st November 1960
Phoenix says Rye Park PO 1/7/1870.

Rye Park is a town in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales. The town is in the Hilltops Council local government area, 305 kilometres (190 mi) south west of the state capital, Sydney and 107 kilometres (66 mi) north of the national capital, Canberra.

Rye Park is situated on the Pudman Creek, which is a pristine waterway inhabited by platypus, turtles, frogs and the endangered Pigmy Perch.

The area was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s to farm the land. There have been periods of mining for silver and tin but today the town is involved in production of wool and meat.

At the 2016 census, Rye Park had a population of 258, which had dropped to 230 at the 2021 census.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with St.George's Basin NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with St.George's Basin NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
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St. George's Basin RO 16/8/1887; PO 1/7/1927; TO 1/8/1931; PO 1/3/1950.
St. George's Basin East PO 2/1/1959; closed 8/12/1984.

St Georges Basin is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales. St George Basin is located on the shores of St Georges Basin, within the City of Shoalhaven. It is roughly 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Nowra, and approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of Sydney.

As at the 2021 census, the population of St Georges Basin was 3,215.


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St Georges Basin is an open intermediate estuary, or inland sea, located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, adjacent to the Jervis Bay Territory.

St Georges Basin is a coastal waterbody located immediately adjacent to the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, north of the town of Sussex Inlet and east of the town of St Georges Basin. The basin is fed by Wandandian Creek and Tomerong Creek and its primary outflow is to the Tasman Sea via the Sussex Inlet. The basin covers a catchment area of 316 square kilometres (122 sq mi) and contains approximately 215,079 megalitres (7,595.4×106 cu ft) of water over an estimated surface area of 40.9 square kilometres (15.8 sq mi); and at an average depth of 5.3 metres (17 ft).

European surveyor Thomas Florance renamed the body of water as St Georges Basin on 29 November 1827, while tracing from Jervis Bay to Conjola.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with St.Mary's NSW cds - 9th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with St.Mary's NSW cds - 9th November 1960
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St. Mary's PO 1/10/1840.
St. Mary's North PO 1/2/1962; closed 5/8/1991.
St. Marys East PO 1/2/1964.

St Marys is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is 45 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith.

St Marys sits between South Creek which forms the western boundary and Ropes Creek, its eastern boundary. The Western train line splits the suburb into northern and southern halves. The northern portion of St Marys/Dunheved is abundant with trade (especially automotive), manufacturing, waste processing, and storage centers, yet also contains a leagues club. In contrast, the southern end of St Marys is a commercial and residential hub, with Queen Street functioning as the 'main street' retail district alongside separate shopping centers, a town square, a swimming pool, community centers, sports fields, and schools.

The township of St Marys was first known as South Creek. The Bennett coach and wagon works manufactured horse-drawn wagons to meet the growing demand for transport in Sydney. There are currently three such wagons on display, each in its own enclosure, at South Creek Park (on the northern side of the Great Western Hwy, east of South Creek).

The suburb is named after the parish church of St Mary Magdalene, which was built between 1837 and 1840 and modeled after the church of the same name in Cornwall. The church is situated on Magdalene Street between the Great Western Highway and King Street. The church foundation stone was laid on 22 November 1837 by Bishop Broughton, and the cathedral, along with being heritage-listed, is one of the oldest churches in New South Wales that still has regular services. Internees in the church cemetery include the wife of Philip Gidley King, Governor of New South Wales, plus numerous members of the King family. The land was donated by King's son and the bricks were made on his estate. The nearby King, Gidley and Lethbridge streets were named after various members of the King family.

The site is believed to have been chosen by the mother of Phillip Parker King. The property had been acquired from John Oxley in 1828 by King, the original grant having been made in 1823. Other land grants in the area included those to Anna Josepha King in 1807 (Dunheved), Samuel Marsden (Mamre), and Mary Putland (Frogmore).

The area was first called South Creek because European settlement was originally centred along the banks of the creek. The land grants became working holdings because of the permanent water supply. The rich alluvial soil along the banks of the creek ensured an expanding agricultural community and its location on what was then called the Great Western Road, later renamed to the Great Western Highway, meant that it became a convenient staging post.

The name St Marys was first used when the St Mary's Post Office was opened on 1 October 1840. The township formed part of a grant to Mary Putland (later married Sir Maurice O'Connell), the daughter of Governor William Bligh (former master of HMS Bounty, during the famous mutiny in 1789). Closer settlement of the area was made possible when in 1842 part of the O’Connell Estate was subdivided.

St Marys has a long and rich industrial and agricultural history, including tanneries and munitions formerly operated by Australian Defence Industries.

The Municipality of St Marys was proclaimed on 3 March 1890, and the election of the first council was held in May 1890. The council was amalgamated with the Municipality of Penrith on 1 January 1949.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Sawtell NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Sawtell NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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Bonville Reserve TO 31/12/1923; RO c.-/2/1925; PO 1/7/1927; renamed Sawtell PO 21/7/1928.
Sawtell Renamed from Bonville Reserve PO 21/7/1928.

Sawtell is a suburb of the City of Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales. It borders Toormina to the West. Sawtell is 528 km (328 mi) north, north east of Sydney, 397 km (247 mi) south of Brisbane & 8 km (5 mi) south of Coffs Harbour. Sawtell had a population of 3,788.

In 1863, a cutter carrying a load of cedar logs ran aground on what would become Sawtell Beach. A Coffs Harbour farmer named Walter Harvey assembled a team of workers to salvage the logs, and a small settlement developed near the site of the wreck.

Forty years later, the land around Sawtell Beach was purchased and subdivided by Oswald Sawtell for housing and farmland. Sawtell railway station, post office, school and hotel followed soon thereafter and by the 1930s Sawtell had become a thriving coastal village.

A suburb of the City of Coffs Harbour, Sawtell is located on the north-eastern coast of New South Wales, adjacent to Toormina and Boambee, and 10 km south of Coffs Harbour. It is served by the North Coast railway line with six New South Wales XPT services daily, three heading north and three south. Sawtell station is an optional stop for all of them. Coffs Harbour Airport is located just to the north of Sawtell with the runway ending just to the north of the town.

Sawtell beach extends north from Sawtell Headland and the sheltered Sailors Bay swimming area to Murray's beach. The beach is patrolled by the local Surf Lifesavers who run Sawtell Surf Club half way along the beach. Due to the dunes there are no true beach front properties on Sawtell Beach. Some properties look over Bonville Creek and some over Murray's Beach. The beach has singing sand when walked on in dry conditions.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Scarborough NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Scarborough NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960
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South Clifton PO 1/9/1898; renamed Scarborough PO 18/4/1904.
Scarborough Renamed from South Clifton PO 18/4/1904.

Scarborough is a small northern seaside suburb of Wollongong on the south coast of New South Wales. It sits in the northern Illawarra region on a narrow stretch between the Illawarra escarpment and sea cliffs.

The Scarborough Hotel, opened in 1887, still stands. It was named the Scarborough Hotel at the time, before the name stuck to the town itself. The South Clifton (Scarborough) Mine was opened in 1891 by the Illawarra Coal Company, and closed in 1921. A new adit was established about 2 kilometres further south and this came to be known as South Clifton Tunnel Colliery. From 1898 to 1908 a post office was operated at the railway station.

In 1913 construction began on a Clifton-Scarborough public school, and finished in 1914. It was opened by the Minister for Education of the time. From 1 January 1915, the Clifton Public School was renamed Scarborough Public School. In 1952, an employee at South Clifton Tunnel Colliery, said that the mine was under the control of the Operations Branch of the Joint Coal Board who were in the process of upgrading to enable it to supply the new Tallawarra Power Station then being built. In 1954 mechanical pillar extraction of coal commenced at Scarborough. In 1963 the jubilee of the school was celebrated.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Schofields NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Schofields NSW cds - 23rd October 1960
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Schofield Renamed from Schofields RO c.1917; PO 15/11/1920; renamed Schofields PO c.1923.
Schofields (1) RO 15/3/1915; renamed Schofield RO c.1917.
Schofields (2) Renamed from Schofield PO c.1923.
Schofields R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 20/8/1946; renamed Schofields R.A.N.A.S. PO 1/4/1953.
Schofields R.A.N.A.S. Renamed from Schofields R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 1/4/1953; renamed Quakers Hill R.A.N.A.T.E. P.O. PO 2/1/1958.
Quakers Hill R.A.N.A.T.E. P.O. Renamed from Schofields R.A.N.A.S. PO 2/1/1958; closed 31/1/1994.
Schofields Royal Naval Air Station PO 28/6/1945; closed 8/6/1946.

Schofields is a suburb on the fringe of Sydney's urban sprawl, in the state of New South Wales. Schofields is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the Blacktown local government area. It is part of Greater Western Sydney's North West Growth Area. As at the 2016 Census, Schofields had an estimated population of 4,983.

John Schofield (1803–1884) was transported from England to the Colony of New South Wales for stealing when he was just 17 years old. At the time he was a silk weaver from Cheshire. He was transported aboard HMS Minerva in 1821 and was assigned to work for Thomas Harley, a free-settler, on his farm at Baulkham Hills. In 1828, Schofield was granted a Ticket of Leave, which allowed him to live freely within the district of Parramatta. In 1829, he married Bridget Harley, the daughter of his former employer. Schofield then rented Gillingham Farm, located near the Eastern Creek.

The Schofields delivered eight offspring; five males and three females. In 1841, Schofield bought three 0.25 acres (0.10 ha) blocks of land along the Windsor Road. Unfortunately, due to falling wool prices and a general state of depression in the colony, Schofield became bankrupt in 1843. New government concessions introduced a few years later allowed Schofield to buy 600 acres (240 ha) of land around the area now known as Schofields in 1845. In 1849, Schofield and two of his sons, William and Samuel, sailed to California in the hope of finding gold. He returned in 1850 with some gold, but their ship, the Rosetta Joseph struck land and became ship wrecked. Aboard life-boats and in very rough seas, the passengers were rescued at Port Macquarie after ten days. Schofield and his sons returned to their farm with enough gold to pay off most of his debts. Just before Christmas in 1851, Bridget Schofield died. The discovery of gold in New South Wales and a rise in the economy provided Schofield with enough money to pay off his mortgage and develop his keen interest in horseracing.

The railway line from Blacktown to Windsor opened in 1864 and passed through Schofield's land. In 1872, a stopping place was recognised on Schofield's land and a small platform made from railway sleepers was built after that to make boarding the train safer. This platform was known as Schofield's Siding. The name changed over the years to Schofields. In his later life, Schofield set up a sawmill beside the railway line and used the trees from his paddocks in Schofields to supply timber for housing. John Schofield died in 1884.


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