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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South Singleton NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960.

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Darlington (1) PO 1/9/1829; renamed Singleton PO 1/12/1841.
Singleton Renamed from Darlington PO 1/12/1841.
South Singleton PO 16/12/1901; closed 23/8/1974.

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Singleton is 202km (89 mi) north-north-west of Sydney, and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of Newcastle. At June 2018, Singleton had an urban population of 16,346.

Singleton's main urban area includes the town centre, Singleton Heights, Dunolly, Darlington, The Retreat, Wattle Ponds and Hunterview. Surrounding rural villages include Broke, Camberwell, Jerrys Plains, Goorangoola/Greenlands, Belford and Lower Belford.

Singleton was established in the 1820s. In its early years, it was also called Patrick's Plains.[6] The Main Northern railway line reached Singleton in 1863 and was the end of the line until 1869.

A Telegraph Office was opened in Singleton on 25 February 1861 during the construction of the first telegraph line to Queensland. That Office combined with the Post Office on 1 January 1870. In May 1942, the community celebrated the appointment of the town's first female Telegram Messenger – Miss Daphne Lambkins. She was one of the first female Messengers in the Commonwealth.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Smithfield NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Smithfield NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960
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Smithfield PO 1/5/1857.
Smithfield West PO 2/3/1959.

Smithfield is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Smithfield is located 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Fairfield and Cumberland Council. Located in the Greater Western Sydney region, the suburb is one of the largest in Fairfield City by area.

Established in 1836, Smithfield was the first major settlement of the Fairfield LGA. The original 1838 summary plan of Smithfield shows the suburb laid out in a grid pattern with most of the streets having the same names as they do today. Its altitude ranges from 21 to 48 m (69 to 157 ft) above sea level. Geologically, the suburb sits on the Cumberland Plain. The suburb is a mix of residential, industrial and commercial areas, but is mostly characterized by low-density housing. Located partially in the suburb, the Smithfield-Wetherill Park Industrial Estate is the largest industrial estate in the southern hemisphere and is the centre of manufacturing and distribution in greater western Sydney.

White settlement began in the area in the early 19th century. Smithfield was originally known as Chilsholm's Bush. In 1803, homeless children were becoming a problem after convicts turned their children out into the streets. As a consequence, Governor Philip Gidley King, put aside a large area of 12,300 acres (50 km2) for a Male Orphan School. By 1836, some of this land was offered for sale by the colonial government of the time.

John Ryan Brenan (1798–1868), an attorney who was appointed Police Magistrate in 1836, bought 1,650 acres (7 km2) here. Early settlers were attracted to Smithfield by its good soil, dependable water supply and easy access to the Colony's established towns. After subdividing the estate, Brennan initially titled his land 'Donnybrook', but renamed the area 'Smithfield' instead, after deciding to launch cattle and meat markets. The name of Smithfield is linked with the cattle markets of London and Dublin.

Bus services are provided by Transit Systems Sydney. The closest train station is Fairfield train station, on the Inner West & Leppington Line and Cumberland Line. Transit Systems Sydney buses 806, 808, 812, 813, 814 and 817, which go through the suburb, link to that station, with 806 also linking to Parramatta railway station and Liverpool railway station.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tuncurry NSW cds - 14th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tuncurry NSW cds - 14th October 1960
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North Forster PO 22/5/1889; renamed Tuncurry PO 1/6/1891.
Tuncurry Renamed from North Forster PO 1/6/1891.

Tuncurry is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 307 km (191 mi) north north east of Sydney. It is immediately adjacent to its twin town of Forster, which is the larger of the two towns.

At the 2016 census, the Forster–Tuncurry area had a population of 19,918 people. This number grows considerably in the tourist season. The population of Tuncurry alone was 6,376.

In 1875, John Wright was the first white settler in Tuncurry. The first land grant in this area was in 1875. The settlement was originally called North Shore and then North Forster and was renamed Tuncurry meaning "plenty of fish" in 1891 and then proclaimed a village in 1893.

The area was well known in the early days for its timber cutting and sawmills. Timber was collected from the lakes and rivers by the logpunts (droghers).

A bridge over the Coolongolook River that marks the entrance to Wallis Lake was built in 1959 linking Forster and Tuncurry and replacing the punt service that had operated since 1890.

Because of its close driving proximity to Sydney, Forster–Tuncurry has established itself as a popular summer holiday destination, where in the hotter months, the population swells considerably. The school holidays in the colder months also bring large numbers of holidaymakers.

Tuncurry's Nine Mile Beach is a popular swimming, surfing and fishing spot. Tuncurry Rockpool is a netted swimming enclosure, formed by breakwalls which mark the entrance to Wallis Lake. Tuncurry's lakefront areas are characterised by wharves and jetties which provide mooring for fishing boats and pleasure craft.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Turvey Park NSW Aust cds - 30th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Turvey Park NSW Aust cds - 30th October 1960
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Turvey Park TO c.1919; RO 15/11/1922; PO 1/7/1927; renamed Ashmont PO 27/4/1993.
Ashmont Renamed from Turvey Park PO 27/4/1993.

Turvey Park is an inner southern suburb of Wagga Wagga in southern New South Wales. Turvey Park is characterised by single detached dwellings, constructed in the period from the early 1900s through to the 1960s. These dwellings vary from the very substantial to modest public housing, and a mixture of brick and fibro and weatherboard cottages. Another feature of Turvey Park are many corner shops.

Turvey Park was named after the property "Turvey Park" established by Thomas Turvey (died 14 January 1889), a licensee and store owner.

A number of Wagga Wagga facilities are located in Turvey Park including the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, the Willans Hill Miniature Railway, Wagga Wagga Showground, Turvey Park Public School, Wagga Wagga High School, Kildare Catholic College, Henschke Primary School, Wagga Wagga TAFE, 2AAA FM Studios, Hopwood Park Tennis Club, Gissing Oval, a Fire and Rescue NSW Station, the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre, the Kay Hull Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Charles Sturt University, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and St Paul's Anglican Church. The Turvey Tops shopping centre, despite taking its name from the suburb, is actually located in the adjoining suburb of Mt. Austin.

The suburb was added to the municipality in 1939, however the subdivision of lands and the construction of dwellings commenced well before this, in the early 1900s.The annexure of the suburb followed long campaigns by Turvey Park residents for services available in central Wagga Wagga such as water supply and electricity.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Ulan NSW Aust cds - 4th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Ulan NSW Aust cds - 4th November 1960
Phoenix says Ulan PO 1/9/1893.

Ulan is a small village in eastern New South Wales, Australia. Ulan Post Office opened on 1 September 1893.[2]

There is a coal mine at Ulan. The Sandy Hollow - Ulan Railway was built to serve this coal mine. In exchange for additional coal leases, the coal company extended the railway for 20 km to connect with other railway lines at Gulgong thus forming an improved alternate route crossing the Great Dividing Range at a lower altitude with improved gradients.

Ulan is situated on the edges of the Sydney basin, 312 km (194 mi) north west of Sydney, 198 km (123 mi) north of Orange, 41 km (25 mi) north of Mudgee & 25 km (16 mi) north west of Gulgong.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Ungarie NSW Aust cds - 4th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Ungarie NSW Aust cds - 4th November 1960
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Wollongough PO 1/1/1872; renamed Ungarie PO 1/12/1889.
Ungarie Renamed from Wollongough PO 1/12/1889.

Ungarie is a town in New South Wales, which is the second major town of the Bland Shire, located in the Central West region of New South Wales. It is located 513 kilometres (319 mi) west of Sydney and 615 kilometres (382 mi) north of Melbourne, between the towns of West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo and is situated 262 metres (860 ft) above sea level. The town's name is derived from an Indigenous Australian word meaning "thigh"

John Oxley, explorer and NSW surveyor general, was probably the first European to cross through what is now the Ungarie district. This was part of his investigation of the Lachlan Valley area in May 1817. In describing the country he had penetrated he said:

"For the want of timber, grass and water, this country will never be inhabited by civilised man."

He was of course proven wrong and the land west of Bathurst soon opened up. It was about 1852 that John Regan explored the back country of what is now West Wyalong in search of more station country. The Regans had a property east of West Wyalong called The Bland. Soon after he continued to explore further west and came upon the creek that he called The Humbug.

His group was so impressed by the land that it was taken up. A Mr Ward entered into partnership with one of Regan's friend, a Mr Wood. They called the new run Merrigreen which consisted of 42,220 acres (170.9 km2). After Regan's explorations more men came to take up various stations.

Wollongough was taken up by Carlo Marino around 1871, followed by the King Family in 1878 and later by John Bros. In 1866 Roger Freeling took up Ungarie Station.

It was around about 1871 that the farming residents in the vicinity of the Humbug took up a petition for a Post Office to be established at Wollongough as they argued that the nearest post office at Marsden was too far away, 81 kilometres (50 mi). The postmaster at Forbes reported that about 20 to 30 residents would benefit from a post office.

Mr George Tout was appointed postmaster on 1 January 1872 with an allowance of ten pounds per annum. The post office closed in 1875 because of some disagreements regarding the cost of the tender for the mail service. There often appeared to be some concern expressed by postmaster Tout regarding the conditions and the viability of the Post office. Once the post office was established a small settlement began to grow.

Mr Tout had erected, at his own cost, an apartment adjoining the post office. It is believed that this was the first building in Ungarie and it was believed to have been located at the rear of Navin's store on the creek.

In September 1893 Surveyor A. Maitland surveyed the village on this site covering an area of 250 acres (1.0 km2). This was gazetted as the village of Ungarie on 31 March 1894.

After considerable agitation from residents a new branch railway line was approved for construction from the existing terminus of West Wyalong to Ungarie and on to Lake Cargelligo. Construction commenced in 1913 with the line opening on 13 November 1917. The new railway station was located approximately one half mile from the original village, a new village eventually grew around the new station.

The current village of Ungarie includes a central school, an Australian rules football/cricket ground, a post office, a pub, a butchery, a fuel station, a mechanic, an AGnVET, a swimming pool, a retirement home and a Catholic church.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Uranquinty NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Uranquinty NSW Aust cds - 26th October 1960
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Uranquinty PO 15/9/1889.
Uranquinty Camp PO 1/12/1948; closed 31/3/1959. [^iMigrant Camp^i]
Uranquinty R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 16/12/1941; closed 14/9/1946.

Uranquinty is a small town approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Wagga Wagga, in the Riverina region of New South Wales. The population of the town, often referred to as "Quinty", is 909.

Uranquinty was used as the railway village when the railway line was being built from Wagga Wagga to Albury. The founders of the town, Nathan Fleckton and Lauren Fleckton, chose this place as it reminded them of their home farm near the south of England, specifically stating in his personal diary "thy hath land like my motherland, trees of my sky and yet you stand here".

Uranquinty is the home of one of Australia's oldest folk festivals held annually on the October long weekend.

Uranquinty Post Office opened on 15 September 1889.

Uranquinty has a distinguished record in relation to World War II. At the end of 1940 Uranquinty was chosen as the base for No. 5 Service Flying Training School RAAF (5SFTS) for intermediate and advanced training of Empire Air Trainees. The site chosen for 5 SFTS was especially suitable because it was on the main Sydney to Melbourne railway line and comprised just over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land that was owned by the Lewington family. Possession of this land was taken under National Security (General) Regulation 54 which existed during the War years

Uranquinty RAAF Post Office was open from 16 December 1941 until 14 September 1946 dating the period of the operation of the base with some accuracy.

The Uranquinty Migrant Centre was established as a result of the Displaced Persons Immigration Scheme that had been embarked upon by Prime Minister Chifley's government at the end of the Second World War as a part of the Populate or Perish policy of the time. Under Arthur Calwell, Australia's first Minister for Immigration, displaced persons still in camps within Germany, Austria and France were chosen to fill the need for a constant supply of labour to the country. Migrant reception and training centres were established in now disused army and RAAF camps in rural and remote areas such as Uranquinty from 1948, particularly because by then married displaced persons with their families were being allowed entry into Australia. Places like Uranquinty had the space to provide accommodation for the wives and children. Many of these displaced persons worked on the relatively nearby Snowy Mountains Scheme.

One such family that arrived were the Latvian-born Konrads family, two of whom would learn to swim in Uranquinty because their father was afraid they might drown in the numerous dams and creeks in the area. Those two, John and Ilsa Konrads, would set between them 38 individual world records and go on to become Olympic medallists for their adopted country.

Uranquinty Camp Post Office was open from 1 December 1948 until 31 March 1959 dating the period of the operation of the camp with some accuracy.

Uranquinty is located on the Sydney to Melbourne railway line. The station is still officially listed as "in use", but no passenger trains stop there, even by request.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wahroonga NSW Aust cds - 9th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wahroonga NSW Aust cds - 9th November 1960
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Wahroonga PO 15/10/1896.
Wahroonga East PO 1/6/1937; LPO c.1995; closed 27/10/1998.
Wahroonga South PO 13/2/1967.

Wahroonga is a suburb in the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of Ku-ring-gai Council and Hornsby Shire. North Wahroonga is an adjacent separate suburb of the same postcode.

Early British colonists of New South Wales utilized the area for its tall trees. Wahroonga was first colonised by the British in 1822 by Thomas Hyndes, a convict who later became a wealthy landowner.

Hyndes's land was later acquired by John Brown, a merchant and timber-getter. After Brown had cleared the land of timber, he planted orchards. Later, Ada, Lucinda and Roland Avenues were named after three of his children. His name is in Browns Road, Browns Field and Browns Waterhole on the Lane Cove River.

After the North Shore railway line was opened in 1890 it became a popular place for wealthy businessmen to build out-of-town residences with large gardens. Wahroonga Post Office opened on 15 October 1896. Much of this development occurred in the 1920s and 1930s.

Wahroonga railway station is on the North Shore railway line, with frequent Sydney Trains services to Central and Hornsby.

Wahroonga is the Sydney end of the M1 Motorway to Newcastle. The Pacific Highway connects Wahroonga by road with the rest of the North Shore and Pennant Hills Road's northern end begins in Wahroonga and intersects the M1 Motorway at Pearce's Corner. The Comenarra Parkway is a minor arterial road that stretches from Thornleigh to West Pymble via Wahroonga and South Turramurra. Wahroonga is also the northern end of the NorthConnex motorway tunnel.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Walcha NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Walcha NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
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Walcha PO 1/7/1850.
Walcha Road PO 16/11/1882; closed 19/11/1976.

Walcha is a town at the south-eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales.

The town serves as the seat of Walcha Shire. Walcha is located 425 kilometres (264 mi) by road from Sydney at the intersection of the Oxley Highway and Thunderbolts Way. The Apsley River passes through the town to tumble over the Apsley Falls before joining the Macleay River further on. Originally the river caused flooding in the town prior to a levee bank being constructed and saving the town from more floods. At the 2016 census, Walcha had a population of 1,451 people.

The Main North railway line is located 20.7 kilometres (12.9 mi) west at a separate village called Walcha Road which serves as the railhead. This is served by the daily NSW TrainLink Xplorer service between Sydney and Armidale. The railway line was built at Walcha Road, because it was the closest point they could get to the town, due to the steep climb over the Great Dividing Range.

In 1818, John Oxley was the first European person to discover the area and the falls which were later to be named Apsley Falls.

Hamilton Collins Sempill was the first settler in the New England area when he took up the 'Wolka' run in 1832, establishing slab huts where 'Langford' now stands. Other early runs around the district were Bergen-op-Zoom (1834), Ohio (1836), Europambela (c.1836), Surveyor’s Creek (1836), Emu Creek (c.1837), Ingalba (1837), Orandumbie (1837), Tiara (1837) and Winterbourne (1837). A severe depression from 1841 to 1843, and low demand for wool created hardship for many of these early settlers. In 1848 Walcha run is recorded as being 64,000 acres (260 km2) and in the lease of David Lanarch. During 1854 Walcha was sold to Rundle and Dangar who held the mortgage for Jamison and Connal. Later John Fletcher acquired Walcha and moved from Branga Plains to Oorundumby. After being sold in 1905, Oorundumby was resumed for soldier settlement in 1947 and subdivided into 22 holdings. Not long after Sempill's arrival, in 1834, John McLean took up a run he called Bergen op Zoom, reportedly named in tribute to relatives Allen and Francis McLean, who had assisted the Dutch in the defence of that town against the French in the War of the Sixth Coalition. When McLean died in 1851, his family sold Bergen Op Zoom to Shropshire-born artist Edward Baker-Boulton, who with his brothers already owned extensive runs in the Wellington district.

A "wool" road to Port Macquarie (the Oxley Highway) was under construction in 1842 for the transportation of wool from New England to the coast. Walcha Post Office opened on 1 July 1850. The mail arrived from Macdonald River (now Bendemeer). Walcha was gazetted as a village site in 1852, when town allotments were sold, with annual sales following.

In 1861 the population was recorded at 355 and the Anglican church was built in 1862 of stone taken from the demolished homestead, 'Villa Walcha', erected on the Wolka run in the 1840s. The old church has fine stained-glass windows which bear tribute to some of the town's pioneers.

The population dropped in the 1860s but the town soon began to grow for two reasons: firstly, red cedar getters were active in the area's rainforests by about 1870. Gold was discovered near Walcha in the 1870s at Glen Morrison, Tia, The Cells River and Nowendoc. Antimony, copper, graphite, manganese, silver and high quality slate was also mined in the district.

On 5 April 1878 Walcha was proclaimed a town, when it was gazetted, the boundaries defined and a courthouse was built. A rail link to Sydney, Tamworth, Woolbrook and Uralla opened at Walcha Road in 1882. The town became a municipality in 1889. The Shire of Apsley was constituted by proclamation on 7 March 1906 The Shire of Walcha was constituted by the Union of the Municipality and the Shire of Apsley as from on 1 June 1955.

History was made at Walcha in 1950 when a Tiger Moth was the first aircraft used to spread superphosphate by air in Australia. The "super" was dropped on Mirani and other landholders soon followed suit to greatly increase the livestock carrying capacity of the district.

Some good Thoroughbred racehorses have been produced in the district including, Blue Spec (won the Melbourne Cup in record time), Kennaquhair (won Sydney Cup in record time and AJC Metropolitan Handicap), Eric and Tar Girl etc. There is a Thoroughbred stud near the town.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Warrell Creek NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Warrell Creek NSW cds - 31st October 1960
Phoenix says Warrell Creek PO 6/10/1914; closed 29/9/1984.

Warrell Creek is a locality on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It is situated on the Pacific Highway 475 kms north of Sydney, 23 km south of Nambucca Heads, 8 km south of the township of Macksville, 15.5 km west of the coastal village of Scotts Head, 93 kms north of Port Macquarie and 11 km north of the Eungai locality.

Warrell Creek, the watercourse, flows from the Eungai locality (where it is known as Eungai Creek), past Warrell Creek village, then past Scotts Head, finally flowing into the mouth of The Nambucca River at Nambucca Heads.

The North Coast railway line passes through, and a station existed at, the site between 1919 and 1974. Prior to the mid-1980s Pacific Highway upgrade, Warrell Creek was a small saw-milling village. Facilities at the village included a primary school, a railway station, a shop, and a service station. That highway re-alignment resulted in the demolition of the local school, shop and other dwellings.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Warriewood NSW cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Warriewood NSW cds - 27th October 1960
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Warriewood PO 14/6/1928; closed c.1998.
Warriewood Shopping Square PO 1/8/1984.

Warriewood is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Warriewood is located 26 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. As of the 2016 Census, Warriewood had a population of 7,501.

Warriewood takes its name from the Warriewood Estate that was subdivided in 1906 by Henry F. Halloran, who had purchased it from the McPherson family.

Warriewood Square (previously known as Centro Warriewood) is a medium-size shopping centre in the southern part of the suburb.

Warriewood Valley was identified by the NSW State Government as a potential land release area. It was subsequently rezoned to allow intensification of residential dwellings and infrastructure. The rezoning and development of Warriewood valley has also resulted in the cleaning up of the water bodies and wetlands and water management techniques were applied to deal with the flooding.

Warriewood is serviced by the B-Line bus service, launched in November 2017 with buses running between Mona Vale and Wynyard.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Waterloo NSW  Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Waterloo NSW Aust cds - 3rd November 1960
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Botany Road (1) PO 1/5/1856; renamed Waterloo PO 1/10/1861.
Waterloo (1) Renamed from Botany Road PO 1/10/1861; closed 31/7/1875.
Waterloo (2) RO 1/11/1876; PO 11/6/1883.

Waterloo is an inner southern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. Waterloo is located three kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney. Waterloo is surrounded by the suburbs of Redfern and Darlington to the north, Eveleigh and Alexandria to the west, Rosebery to the south, and Moore Park, Zetland, and Kensington to the east. At the 2021 census, Waterloo had a population of 16,379, compared to 14,616 at the 2016 census.

Waterloo took its name from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when Allied and Prussian forces under the Duke of Wellington and Blücher defeated the French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte.

In the 1820s Waterloo began supporting industrial operations including the Fisher and Duncan Paper Mill and the Waterloo Flour Mills owned by William Hutchinson and Daniel Cooper. William Hutchinson, superintendent of convicts and public works, had been granted 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) of land in 1823. He sold Waterloo Farm to Daniel Cooper (1785–1853) and Solomon Levey (1794–1833). Cooper later bought out Levey's share and on his death the Waterloo Estate passed onto his nephew, also named Daniel Cooper, who was the first speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Botany Road - Waterloo is historically a working-class region. Since early 2000s, the region has undergone some degree of gentrification with a rising business district focusing on technology-oriented firms and the development of more green space such as parks. Nevertheless, the suburb maintains a large housing commission estate shared with Redfern with around 4,000 tenants.

Green Square is a district in the south and east of the suburb including the suburbs of Waterloo and Zetland that is being redeveloped. It involves an urban renewal program which has seen many industrial buildings redeveloped or replaced by new residential and commercial developments. The area adjacent to South Dowling Street contains many high-rise apartment buildings with retail space at ground level.

Waterloo is serviced by Transdev John Holland routes to the Sydney CBD. Green Square station, on the Airport line of the Sydney Trains network, is located in the south-west corner of the suburb. Redfern railway station is located close to the north-west corner of the suburb.

The Chatswood to Bankstown Sydney Metro City & Southwest line is currently under construction including Waterloo station is due to open in 2024. There will also be large commercial and residential redevelopment to service the new metro.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Smithtown NSW Aust cds - 8th November 1960
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Smith Town PO 1/9/1877; renamed Smithtown PO c.1881.
Smithtown Renamed from Smith Town PO c.1881.

Smithtown is a small town on the banks of the Macleay River in New South Wales. It is in Kempsey Shire. The town of Gladstone lies across on the southern side of the river. At the 2016 census, Smithtown had a population of 590 people

The town was named after Robert Burdett Smith, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, when the post office was established in 1877.

Nestlé has an over-100-year-old factory in the town with over 200 workers, making it one of the NSW Mid-North Coast's biggest private-sector employers. Milo was first produced there in 1934 as a Depression-era nutritional supplement for children, and the factory's current production is over 13,000 tonnes per year. It is now also the only site worldwide that produces Nestlé's "Café Menu" range of products for the whole world.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South Lismore NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South Lismore NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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East Lismore RO 23/4/1924; PO 1/7/1927; closed 12/7/1930.
Lismore PO 1/10/1859.
Lismore East PO 3/3/1947.
Lismore Heights PO 3/3/1947.
Lismore Hospital Hill PO 1/4/1963; closed 31/1/1972.
Lismore Showground PO c.1937; closed c.1965.
South Lismore (1) TO 12/1/1906; PO 1/3/1909.
South Lismore (2) RO 11/2/1907; closed 17/2/1908.

Lismore is a city located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area, it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the state. Lismore is 734 km (456 mi) north of Sydney and 200 km (120 mi) south of Brisbane. It is situated on a low floodplain on the banks of the Wilsons River near the latter's junction with Leycester Creek, both tributaries of the Richmond River which enters the Pacific Ocean at Ballina, 30 km (19 mi) to the east. At the 2021 census, the urban population of Lismore was 28,816.

The original settlement initially developed as a grazing property in the 1840s, then became a timber and agricultural town and inland port based around substantial river traffic, which prior to the development of the road and rail networks was the principal means of transportation in the region. Use of the river for transport declined and then ceased around the mid-twentieth century, however by that time Lismore (which was elevated to city status in 1946) had become well established as the largest urban centre in the region, providing its surrounding area with a range of services. The city is also located on the Bruxner Highway which crosses the Wilsons River at Lismore, and was formerly a stop on the Casino-Murwillumbah railway line. It is the home of one of the three campuses of Southern Cross University.

With its low-lying position adjacent to the Wilsons River, which can rise rapidly following periods of high rainfall in its catchment, the centre of Lismore is susceptible to flooding, although it is partly protected by a system of levees and flood gates. Noteworthy recent floods occurred in 1974, 2017 in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and the worst ever in 2022. A budget was announced for additional flood mitigation works in November 2018.

The British history of the city begins in c. 1843: a pastoral run covering an area of 93 square kilometres (36 sq mi) was taken up by Captain Dumaresq at this time covering the Lismore area and was stocked with sheep from the New England area. Ward Stephens took up the run in the same year, but the subtropical climate was unsuited for sheep grazing, so it was eventually abandoned. In January 1845, William and Jane Wilson took it over. The Wilsons were Scottish immigrants, who arrived in New South Wales in May 1833. Mrs. Wilson named the property after the small island of Lismore, one of the Inner Hebrides in Loch Linnhe, Argyleshire.

In 1855, the surveyor Frederick Peppercorne was instructed by Sir Thomas Mitchell to determine a site for a township in the area. Peppercorne submitted his map of the proposed village reserve on 16 February 1856. The chosen site was William Wilson's homestead paddock and the area was proclaimed the "Town of Lismore" in the NSW Government Gazette on 1 May 1856. The township was soon settled and its post office was opened on 1 October 1859. The Wilson family then established a new homestead at Monaltrie, some 6 km south of Lismore, in 1861 which still survives and has been stated to be "Lismore's oldest home".

The railway station had opened in 1894 as the starting point of the Murwillumbah railway line which, starting at that time in Lismore, ran to the coast at Byron Bay (from which steamers could be caught to Sydney) and then on to Murwillumbah, and subsequently in 1903 inland to Casino, but was not connected to any national network.


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Post Office. South Lismore NSW. Peggy Hayes photo. 2005.
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Thank you Mr Puffin. Perhaps I could ask Mr Bowyum to pay a visit. :D
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South Wagga Wagga NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South Wagga Wagga NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960
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North Wagga Wagga (1) Renamed from Wagga R.S. PO 16/1/1879; renamed North Wagga R.S. PO 1/12/1879.
North Wagga Wagga (2) PO 15/5/1912; closed 30/9/1919.
North Wagga Wagga (3) PO 10/9/1928; closed 31/5/1979.
South Wagga Wagga PO 15/5/1911; closed c.1994.
Wagga Wagga PO 1/1/1849.
Wagga Wagga DPO PO 24/8/1992; renamed Wagga Wagga Regional Mail Sorting Centre PO c.1994.
Wagga Wagga Mil. P.O. (1) PO 27/6/1940; closed 24/3/1941.
Wagga Wagga Mil. P.O. (2) PO 24/8/1942; closed 22/1/1947.
Wagga Wagga R.A.A.F. P.O. (1) PO 24/7/1940; renamed Allonville R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 1/8/1944.
Wagga Wagga R.A.A.F. P.O. (2) Renamed from Allonville R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 1/10/1960.
Wagga Wagga Regional Mail Sorting Centre Renamed from Wagga Wagga DPO PO c.1994; renamed Riverina Mail Sorting Centre MC c.1994.

Wagga Wagga (informally called Wagga) is a major regional city in the Riverina region of New South Wales. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, with an urban population of more than 57,003 as of 2021, Wagga Wagga is the state's largest inland city, and is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub of Australia. The ninth largest inland city in Australia, Wagga Wagga is located midway between the two largest cities in Australia—Sydney and Melbourne—and is the major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions.

The central business district is focused around the commercial and recreational grid bounded by Best and Tarcutta Streets and the Murrumbidgee River and the Sturt Highway. The main shopping street of Wagga is Baylis Street which becomes Fitzmaurice Street at the northern end. Wagga is accessible from Sydney via the Sturt and Hume Highways, Adelaide via the Sturt Highway and Albury and Melbourne via the Olympic Highway and Hume Highway. Wagga is in an alluvial valley and much of the city has a problem with urban salinity.

The original inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people. In 1829, Charles Sturt became the first European explorer to visit the future site of the city. Squatters arrived soon after. The town, positioned on the site of a ford across the Murrumbidgee, was surveyed and gazetted as a village in 1849 and the town grew quickly after. In 1870, the town was gazetted as a municipality.

During the negotiations leading to the federation of the Australian colonies, Wagga Wagga was a contender for the site of the capital for the new nation.[8] During World War I the town was the starting point for the Kangaroo recruitment march. The Great Depression and the resulting hardship saw Wagga Wagga become the centre of a secession movement for the Riverina region. Wagga Wagga became a garrison town during World War II with the establishment of a military base at Kapooka and Royal Australian Air Force bases at Forest Hill and Uranquinty. After the war, Wagga Wagga was proclaimed as a city in 1946 and new suburbs were developed to the south of the city. In 1982 the city was amalgamated with the neighbouring Kyeamba and Mitchell Shires to form the City of Wagga Wagga local government area.

Wagga sits halfway between the largest cities in Australia, being 452 kilometres southwest of Sydney and 456 kilometres northeast of Melbourne with the Sydney–Melbourne railway line passing through. The Sturt Highway, part of Australia's National Highway network, passes through Wagga on its way from Adelaide to its junction with the main Sydney–Melbourne route, the Hume Highway, a further 45 kilometres east.

This location astride some of Australia's major transport routes has made Wagga Wagga an important heavy truck depot for a number of companies, including Toll Group. Wagga Wagga itself is the major regional centre for the Riverina and for much of the South West Slopes regions, providing education, health and other services to a region extending as far as Griffith to the west, Cootamundra to the north and Tumut to the east.

European exploration of the future site of Wagga Wagga began in 1829 with the arrival of Captain Charles Sturt during his expedition along the Murrumbidgee River. Settlers arrived shortly thereafter with Charles Tompson establishing the Eunonyhareenyha 'run' on the north bank of the river in 1832, and then in soon after George Best establishing the Wagga Wagga 'run' on the south bank. Other settlers followed, with all of them initially squatting on the land illegally but by 1836 the colonial government regulated the tenure of land and established a licensing scheme. The beginnings of a village formed near the ford used by most traffic passing through the area and included a crude blacksmith's shop, a hotel, and a post office. By 1849 the town was marked out by surveyor Thomas Scott Townsend and formally gazetted as a village.

Wagga Wagga railway station is located on the Main Southern railway line with twice daily XPT rail services provided by NSW TrainLink, the state owned passenger rail service.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Tamworth NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp pair on piece postmarked with Tamworth NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
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Tamworth PO 1/1/1840.
Tamworth DPO ; renamed New England Mail Sorting Centre PO c.-/8/1992.
Tamworth Mil. P.O. No. 1 PO 3/7/1940; closed 11/10/1943.
Tamworth Mil. P.O. No. 2 PO 29/8/1940; closed 14/7/1945.

Tamworth is a city and administrative centre of the north-western region of New South Wales. Situated on the Peel River within the local government area of the Tamworth Regional Council, it is the largest and most populated city in the region, with a population of 43,874 in 2021, making it the second largest inland city in New South Wales. Tamworth is 318 km (198 mi) from the Queensland border and is located almost midway between Brisbane and Sydney.

The city is known as the "First Town of Lights", being the first place in Australia to use electric street lights in 1888. Tamworth is also famous as the "Country Music Capital of Australia" and "Australia's answer to Nashville", annually hosting the Tamworth Country Music Festival in late January; the second-biggest country music festival in the world after Nashville. The city is recognised as the National Equine Capital of Australia because of the high number of equine events held in the city and the construction of the world-class Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, the biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 1818, John Oxley passed through the Peel Valley and commented, "it would be impossible to find a finer or more luxuriant country than its waters...No place in this world can afford more advantages to the industrious settler than this extensive vale". In 1831, the first sheep stations and cattle stations were formed, and in the same year, the Australian Agricultural Company was granted a lease of 127,000 hectares (310,000 acres) of land at Goonoo Goonoo, south of the present location of Tamworth, extending to present-day Calala.

In the 1830s, a company town began to develop on the Peel's southwest bank, the present site of West Tamworth. In 1850, a public town was gazetted on the opposite side of the river from the existing settlement. This town became the main town, called "Tamworth" after Tamworth, Staffordshire, represented at the time in parliament by Robert Peel. The town prospered, and was reached by the railway in 1878. The first streetlights used in Australia were commercially owned in Waratah Tasmania in 1886, but on 9 November 1888, Tamworth became the first location in Australia to have electric street lighting powered by a municipally owned power station, giving the town the title of "First Town of Light".

Tamworth station is situated on the Main Northern railway line. Trains no longer continue all the way to the Queensland border, but the town is still served by the NSW TrainLink Xplorer service between Sydney and Armidale, where daily coaches continue to Tenterfield.

Other NSW TrainLink coaches operate to Dubbo and Inverell. Until November 2009, Pacific National operated a regular fuel service from Sydney, carrying 30 million litres (6,600,000 imp gal; 7,900,000 US gal) of fuel a year to Tamworth and Dubbo. It was the last freight service to serve the town; in the 1980s, up to six trains a day ran.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tambar Springs NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tambar Springs NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
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Tambar Springs is a town in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales. At the 2016 census, Tambar Springs and the surrounding area had a population of 187. The town is in the Gunnedah Shire Council local government area, 417 kilometres (259 mi) north west of the state capital, Sydney.

Tambar Springs was opened up for grazing in the 1830s. Closer settlement began in 1868 and the village was proclaimed twenty years later in 1888.

The Tambar Springs war memorial was erected in December 1918 at a total cost of £400. It is thought to be the first World War I memorial built in New South Wales. In addition, Tambar Springs also had the largest number of men per capita enlisted in the Australian Army, over both world wars.

Nearby Tambar Springs is a significant palaeontology site; a typical Pleistocene assemblage. Between 1979 and 1984, the Australian Museum excavated a complete Diprotodon skeleton as well as a pelvis and femur.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tarago NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tarago NSW Aust cds - 2nd November 1960
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Tarago (1) PO 1/6/1862; renamed Lake Bathurst PO 3/1/1884.
Upper Tarago PO 1/6/1883; renamed Tarago PO 3/1/1884.
Tarago (2) Renamed from Upper Tarago PO 3/1/1884.

Tarago is a town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, in Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Part of the defined locality, which includes a large area of grazing country, is on the eastern shore of Lake George in the area of the Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council. The town is situated 39 kilometres south of the city of Goulburn and 69 kilometres northeast of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It is located on the Goulburn-Braidwood road. The town is notable for recent renewable energy projects in the surrounding districts.

Lake Bathurst was discovered in April 1818 by chance on a journey of exploration commissioned by Governor Macquarie to find a route from the inland to the settlement on the south coast at Jervis Bay headed by Surveyor General James Meehan.

The town of Tarago was originally known as Sherwin's Flats, the town took the name "Tarago", possibly an Aboriginal word meaning "country", from the town presently known as Lake Bathurst, which is located 7 km north of Tarago. The name change coincided with the railway line's arrival and the opening of the station on 3 January 1884.

The town of Tarago serves the adjoining large Woodlawn Mine site. The mine, which operated from 1978 to 1998 extracted gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc from deposits formed within the Lachlan Fold Belt. During the period of mining operations, goods sidings were added at the town's railway station to facilitate the transfer of minerals to and from the site. The closure of the mine came about when the operator, Denehurst Limited was placed in administration due to financial difficulties. In 2012, Canadian-Australian mining company TriAusMin proposed reactivating the mine to potentially extract minerals at the site from both the three tailings dams and underground mine.

The Woodlawn Wind Farm is located approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of the town. The facility, constructed and operated by Infigen Energy consists of 23 wind turbines and was commissioned in November 2011.

Tarago railway station is served by six daily NSW TrainLink Xplorer services, three in each direction operating between Sydney and Canberra.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tea Gardens NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tea Gardens NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
Phoenix says Tea Gardens PO 16/1/1889.

Tea Gardens is a locality in the Mid-Coast Council local government area, in Mid North Coast region of New South Wales.

At the 2021 census Tea Gardens had a population of 3,288, with most of the population resident in the town of Tea Gardens at the southern end of the locality.

Tea Gardens extends along the west bank of the Myall River from Port Stephens about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) in a north-north-easterly direction. In the west it reaches the Pacific Highway. The town of Tea Gardens is located at the southernmost end of the locality, on the northern shore of Port Stephens on the west bank of the Myall River, which connects the Myall Lakes to the port. It is located directly across the river from Hawks Nest and the two lane Singing Bridge connects the two. Tea Gardens is located almost 220 km (137 mi) north of Sydney, about 10 km (6.2 mi) southeast of the Pacific Highway on the southern end of the Ramsar Convention listed wetlands of the Myall Lakes.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tinonee NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tinonee NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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Tinonee is a small town on the banks of the Manning River, near Taree on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales in Mid-Coast Council. Tinonee was founded in 1854 and in the late 1980s became part of Greater Taree City. At the 2006 census, Tinonee had a population of 734 people.

Tinonee is on a road that previously served as the main road from Sydney to Brisbane, which is now called Bucketts Way. A punt, first built, owned and operated by David Scott Targett, licensee of the "Ferry Inn", once crossed the Manning River between Tinonee and Taree Estate.

Tinonee was once one of the earliest settlements and major commercial hubs on the Manning River.

The name Tinonee is believed to come from the local aboriginal Biripi people's word "Tinobi" which means "big shark", or "Tinobah" meaning "place of sharks".

Formerly a major river port town, Tinonee through its history has been the host of such industries as shipbuilding, farming, logging, timber milling and broom making. With such activities, Tinonee would have been quite a hub of activity, and at one time hosted numerous hotels and accommodation houses, to cater for the passing trade. Ships built in Tinonee were known to be taken to sea through the entrance at Harrington, and off to the major ports such as Sydney and further afield.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tocumwal NSW cds - 5th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tocumwal NSW cds - 5th November 1960
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Tocumwal PO 1/8/1868.
Tocumwal Construction Camp PO 8/4/1942; closed 15/5/1944.
Tocumwal R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 7/12/1942; closed 30/9/1946.
Tocumwal R.S. TO 1/5/1937; closed 31/8/1967.

Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, in the Berrigan Shire local government area. The town, 270 kilometres (170 mi) north of the city of Melbourne, lies on the northern bank of the Murray River, which forms the border with Victoria.

The Newell Highway and Murray Valley Highway join at the Murray River, and form part of the main road route National Highway A39 between Brisbane and Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Tocumwal had a population of 2,682. The winner of several "Tidy Town" awards, Tocumwal is affectionately known as "The Jewel in the Crown That Is The Riverina District".

The name of town is probably a corruption of the local Bangarang First Nations word, "Tucumiva" (or "Tucumival"), meaning "deep hole". Near Tocumwal is a 25-metre-deep hole in granite rock, now known as "The Blowhole", which is linked underground to the nearby Murray River.

The first pastoral runs were established in the 1840s. The town was established in the early 1860s and gazetted in 1862 as "a Village to be called TOCUMWAL ... Situated on the Murray River, on the road from Albury to Deniliquin, about 50 miles west of Corowa, and 40 south-east of Deniliquin."

Tocumwal Post Office opened on 1 August 1868.

Prior to Federation, Tocumwal was an important customs point for goods moving between the then British colonies of Victoria and New South Wales.

A standard gauge branch line, from the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR) Main Southern railway line at Junee, reached Narrandera in 1881 and a branch from Narrandera was completed to Tocumwal in 1898. The broad gauge Victorian Railways Melbourne-Shepparton railway line was extended to Tocumwal in 1908, creating a break-of-gauge location at Tocumwal, but the NSWGR line from Finley to Tocumwal was closed in 1987.

During World War II the town was the site of Royal Australian Air Force Station Tocumwal, which was a major Royal Australian Air Force training airfield and aircraft depot. Units included (at various times) the 5 Operational Training Unit, 7 Operational Training Unit, 7 Aircraft Depot and the Paratroop Training Unit. Today, the airfield is a renowned gliding site.

Also during the War, Tocumwal was the location of RAAF No.14 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot (IAFD), completed in 1942 and closed on 14 June 1944. Usually consisting of four 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 ($1,800,000). Due to the break-of-gauge between the railways north and south of Tocumwal, the station was a natural choice for military-oriented storage facilities and munitions dumps.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tomingley NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Tomingley NSW cds - 3rd November 1960
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Ten-Mile Reefs PO 1/8/1882; renamed Mingelo PO 1/3/1890.
Mingelo (2) Renamed from Ten-Mile Reefs PO 1/3/1890; renamed Tomingley PO 1/6/1890.
Tomingley Renamed from Mingelo PO 1/6/1890.

Tomingley is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales. The town is in the Narromine Shire local government area and on the Newell Highway, 425 kilometres (264 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney and 54 kilometres (34 mi) south west of the regional centre of Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Tomingley had a population of 330. Tomingley is famous for gold mining and owes its origin to that.

It is also known for the story that after WWII the military disposed of a large quantity of guns and other war materials down the biggest mine in the area.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Werris Creek NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Werris Creek NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
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Werris Creek PO 1/1/1878.
Werris Creek R.S.

Werris Creek is a small town in New South Wales, 45 kms south west of Tamworth, in Liverpool Plains Shire. It is 21 kms north of Quirindi, at the junction of the Main North railway line to Armidale & Moree & 370 kms north of Sydney. Werris Creek has a population of around 1,450.

The area is thought to have been once occupied by the Kamilaroi Aborigines. 'Werris' appears to derive from an Aboriginal word first written as 'Weia Weia', though the exact meaning is not known. There is a similar aboriginal word pronounced "Werai" which means "look out".

The first European settlers came to the area in the 1830s and the Weia Weia Creek Station was established by the Reverend Francis Vidal around 1841.

Werris Creek Post Office opened on 1 January 1878 and a railway station was built there in 1879, designed by the NSW railway engineer John Whitton. It is 411 km from Sydney by rail and was termed 'the first railway town in Australia'. It is still served by the daily NSW TrainLink Xplorer service to & from Sydney Central which amalgamates/divides at the station, half the train to & from Armidale, the other half to & from Moree.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Westgate NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Westgate NSW Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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South Leichhardt PO 1/1/1900; renamed South Annandale PO 1/9/1916.
South Annandale Renamed from South Leichhardt PO 1/9/1916; renamed Westgate PO 1/5/1937.
Westgate Renamed from South Annandale PO 1/5/1937.

Westgate is a a locality along Parramatta Road within South Annandale. Annandale is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, located within 5 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the Inner West Council. Annandale's northern end lies on Rozelle Bay, which is on Sydney Harbour. Glebe lies to its east, Lilyfield and Leichhardt to its west and Stanmore and Camperdown to its south.

The post office was located on Parramatta Road in the locale of Westgate, south of Annandale, constructed in 1913. The post office was subsequently decommissioned and redeveloped into 8 Apartments in 2011, with its postal functions now carried out by the Westgate local post office, at 203 Parramatta Road, part of the new Westgate Shopping Centre.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Westmead NSW  cds - 29th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Westmead NSW cds - 29th October 1960
Phoenix says Westmead PO 24/9/1923.

Westmead is a suburb in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Westmead is located 26 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Cumberland Council and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. At the 2016 census, the suburb of Westmead recorded a population of 16,309.

Westmead is bounded by the Parramatta River, Toongabbie Creek and Finlayson Creek in the north. On the east it is bounded by Parramatta Park, the Parramatta Golf Club, Amos Street and Good Street. The southern boundary is the Great Western Highway. The western boundary is Bridge Road, the railway line and Finlayson Creek.

With the British settlement of Parramatta, Westmead was originally part of the domain of Government House. What is left of this domain, including Government House, form Parramatta Park. The name Westmead came into use when the governor's domain was first subdivided in 1859. The subdivision of the domain was completed in 1889. The Northern Meadow and Western Meadow of the domain were split off and called Northmead and Westmead. From this time orchards were established by many new settlers, including some whose names were well known in the Parramatta area – George Oakes, Nat Payten and William Fullagar among them.

Westmead railway station is on the North Shore & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.

The Western railway line from Parramatta to Blacktown was built through the suburb in 1861. A railway station at Westmead was opened in April 1893 after a successful petition by local residents.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with White Cliffs NSW cds - 26th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with White Cliffs NSW cds - 26th October 1960
Phoenix says White Cliffs PO 1/1/1894.

White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales, in Central Darling Shire. White Cliffs is around 255 km northeast of Broken Hill, 93 km north of Wilcannia. At the 2021 census, White Cliffs had a population of 156.

The town was established in the late 19th century when opal was discovered. Opal has been mined ever since. The first Australian opal was found 20 years before in Queensland in 1872, when a party of kangaroo hunters were operating in the White Cliffs area. One of them, who had left the party to track down a wounded kangaroo over some low stony hills, picked up a pretty stone which appealed to him. When taking back the stone, they suspected it could be opal which the local jeweller confirmed. He advised to get as much opal as possible since this could be more profitable than kangaroo hunting. When the group filed a claim, opal had not yet been listed under gemstones, and it was decided to file the claim under the "Gold Mining Act".

Many of the residents live underground, using mining equipment to dig extensive homes in the hillside to avoid the intense heat outside. There are also two underground motels called The White Cliffs Underground and PJ's Bed And Breakfast, as the town is becoming more dependent on tourism. Temperatures inside the underground dwellings range from about 20 to 22C.

White Cliffs is the site of Australia's first solar power station. The White Cliffs Solar Power Station was built in 1981 producing 25 KWe and upgraded in 1996 to produce 45KWe using the same collector dishes but better technology.

White Cliffs has sweltering summers and pleasant winters. Summers usually exceed 36 °C or 96.8 °F, while winters are usually around 17 °C or 62.6 °F. The annual average rainfall is 249.7 millimetres or 9.83 inches which would make it a semi-arid climate except that its high evapotranspiration, or its aridity, makes it a desert climate.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wickham NSW cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wickham NSW cds - 27th October 1960
Phoenix says Wickham PO 13/9/1872.

Wickham is an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district.

Wickham which was a misspelling of Whickham, a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. Means village by the creek. Wickham was proclaimed a Municipality in the NSW Government Gazette, 27 February 1871, largely by the efforts of James Hannell, who became Wickham's first mayor.

Wickham railway station was served by NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Hunter Line. The railway line is part of the Newcastle–Maitland line, the first section of the Main North line from Sydney to the New England region, opened in 1857. It closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to Hamilton to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail line. Newcastle Interchange opened on 15 October 2017. It connects with the Newcastle Light Rail....


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woodenbong NSW Aust cds - 19th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woodenbong NSW Aust cds - 19th November 1960
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Woodenbong (1) RO 1/2/1889; closed 16/1/1899.
Woodenbong (2) RO 19/11/1900; PO 16/10/1905.

Woodenbong is a rural village in the Kyogle Shire of northern New South Wales. It is situated 10 km south of the Queensland border and five kilometres south of the junction of the Summerland Way and the Mount Lindesay Road, which leads to Legume and eventually Tenterfield. At the 2021 census Woodenbong had a population of 390.

It is 798 km north-east of Sydney, 145 km from Brisbane and 60 km north-west of Kyogle.

The name is derived from a Githabul word meaning wood ducks on a lagoon. The Githabal (also known as Gidabal, Kitabal) language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries in Queensland of the Southern Downs Regional Council, particularly Warwick, Killarney, and Woodenbong extending into New South Wales.

Dairy farming and cattle grazing are the two main industries.


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Woodenbong Post Office
Woodenbong Post Office
Woodenbong old Post Office
Woodenbong old Post Office

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woodstock NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woodstock NSW Aust cds - 31st October 1960
Phoenix says Woodstock PO 13/2/1888.

Woodstock is a village in the central west of New South Wales, 21 kilometres (13 mi) north east of Cowra & 300 km (186 mi) west of Sydney. It contains remains of a brief goldrush during the late 19th century which left behind a number of substantial buildings before the village relapsed into relative isolation. It includes a restored railway station, hotel and a memorial hall. At the 2011 census, Woodstock had a population of 812.

Gold was discovered in 1868 at Woods Flat, a few kilometres south of Woodstock. A rush of 500 diggers took up the ground there, but after a short period only a few were left as surface gold was minimal and water supplies lacking. The goldfield had a long history but today almost nothing remains of the buildings at Woods Flat. The village of Woodstock was established in response to the building of the railway line north of Woods Flat, from Blayney to Cowra in 1880s. Initially known also as Woods Flat, the name of the village was changed to Woodstock in 1886.

The railway station was opened in 1888 on the Blayney - Demondrille line which connected the Main Western Line at Blayney and the Main Southern Line at Demondrille railway station. At one time there were several sidings near the station with grain silos, stock yards, loading bank, goods shed, hay stage, and loco platform.

A post office was operating by 1897.

The bushranger John Vane, a member of Ben Hall's gang, who died in 1906 was buried in an unmarked grave at Woodstock cemetery. A headstone was erected by local historians in 1989.

In the 1980s railway services were suspended between Cowra and Blayney. The section was re-opened by the Lachlan Valley Railway which runs heritage trains from Cowra to Blayney. The railway station is now an art gallery and private residence.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woonona NSW Aust cds - 5th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Woonona NSW Aust cds - 5th November 1960
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Woonona PO 1/10/1859.
Woonona East PO 1/12/1953.

Woonona is a suburb 10 kms north of Wollongong, New South Wales, & 73 kms south of Sydney. It is served by Woonona Station on the South Coast Line, and by the Princes Highway.

The suburb has a strip of commerce along the highway and several historic buildings. It is mostly light-density residential, though some new two-storey buildings have appeared.

To the west of Woonona is the Woronora Plateau, averaging a height of 400 metres near the suburb, and the eastern edge of this, known as the Illawarra Escarpment. A narrow coastal plain falls quickly to the Pacific coast in the east. The escarpment is heavily forested. Woonona has a patrolled beach and a promontory with a significant rock shelf, Collins Rocks.

Woonona is said to be a place name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "Place of young wallabies." This name was selected by Woonona's first Post Master Henry Fry (1829–1907) from 1859.

Like many parts of Australia, the Woonona area was originally given over to settlers in the form of land grants. Prior to this cedar cutters worked the steep fertile soil.

The present day site was the first attempted landing in Australia by Captain James Cook on 28 April 1770. His party, desperately short of drinking water, saw the estuary of Collins Creek as a suitable place in which to replenish their required stocks. However breaking surf prevented their landing party from getting ashore. A small plaque, erected at Collins Rocks Headland in 1970, commemorates this event.

Woonona's economy in the 1800s was primarily dairy farming and timber-getting. The timber industry was so intensive that photographs from the early twentieth century show the escarpment bare. Practically the only trees remaining from before this period are cabbage palms (Livistona australis). Most of the timber was shipped north to Sydney for construction. Cattle grazing took place on the coastal strip, and did not stop completely until the 1970s.

It was not pastoral activities which brought large numbers of settlers to Woonona, it was coal mining from 1857. Coal mining brought new families from Wales, Cornwall, Scotland and other parts of Great Britain.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yass North NSW Aust cds - 28th October 1960

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Yass PO 1/4/1835.
Yass Junction Renamed from Yass R.S. PO 1/3/1892; closed 30/4/1953.
Yass North PO 1/11/1947; closed 30/9/1971.
Yass R.S. PO 16/7/1889; renamed Yass Junction PO 1/3/1892.

Yass is a town on the periphery of the Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes of New South Wales, Australia. The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'.

Yass is located 280 km south-west of Sydney, on the Hume Highway. The Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River, flows through the town. Yass is 59 km from Canberra; lying at an elevation of 505 metres.

The Yass area was first seen by Europeans in 1821, during an expedition led by Hamilton Hume. By 1830, settlement had begun where the nascent Sydney to Melbourne road crossed the Yass River. The site for the town was gazetted in 1837. Yass was incorporated as a District Council in 1843, and boasted a population of 274 by 1848. On 13 March 1873, the Municipal District of Yass was created, and James Cottrell was subsequently elected as the first Mayor of Yass.

One of Australia's best-known poets, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson arrived in the district in 1871, aged seven, passed his childhood there, and later bought a property in the Wee Jasper area so that his children could experience country life. Poet and priest Patrick Hartigan (pen name: John O'Brien) was born near Yass in 1878, and studied at the local convent school as a youth.

Yass was one of the sites proposed for the Federal Capital after 1901. The site of the new capital city would have been slightly west of the township of Yass, which would have been included in the surrounding federal territory. The Hume Highway passed through the town until a bypass opened in July 1994.

Yass was a battleground between the town and the Sydney to Melbourne railway; because of the topography, the New South Wales Government Railways wanted to bypass the town by a few kilometres. Naturally, the people of the town wished the railway to pass closer or through it. In 1892 a light railway or tram was built to connect Yass Junction on the main line and Yass Town. The railway bridge across the Yass River was the first lightweight, steel Pratt-truss bridge in the NSW railway network.

The last trains operated on the line on 29 October 1988 when steam locomotives 1210 and 3112 operated three final journeys on the line.

The Yass Railway Heritage Centre uses the Yass Town station precinct as a museum. Yass had the nearest railway station on the Sydney Melbourne railway to serve the national capital at Canberra.

When the uniform gauge railway between Sydney and Melbourne opened in 1961, the parliamentarian deserving most of the credit - William Charles Wentworth - was unable to leave parliament since his vote was needed in an almost hung parliament. Instead of catching the inaugural train at Sydney, he had to catch it at Yass Junction, where it made a special stop.

Ian Craig, Australian Test cricket captain & horse race trainer Lee Freedman and his brothers Anthony, Michael and Richard grew up in Yass.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yass NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yass NSW cds - 2nd November 1960
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yeoval NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yeoval NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
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Buckinbah PO 16/5/1881; renamed Yeoval PO 22/5/1882.
Yeoval (1) Renamed from Buckinbah PO 22/5/1882; closed 9/1/1884.
Yeoval (2) PO 1/11/1884.

Yeoval is a small village in the Central Western district of New South Wales. The town lies in Cabonne Shire. However, a small part lies over Buckinbah Creek in Wellington Shire which is referred to as North Yeoval. Yeoval is located between Dubbo and Orange. At the 2016 census, Yeoval had a population of 430. The town was the childhood home of Australian poet Banjo Paterson, who lived on the nearby Buckinbah property, and many of his poems reflect the area. A Banjo Paterson Museum is open to visitors.

Yeoval a village in the Central West of New South Wales, centrally located between Orange, Dubbo, Parkes and Wellington. It is 339 km (211 mi) north west of Sydney, 78 km (48 mi) north west of Orange, 41 km (25 mi) west of Wellington & 25 km (16 mi) north of Cumnock

In 1868, gold, silver and copper were discovered 7 km from Yeoval. The Goodrich Mine operated in this area periodically until 1971.

Yeoval Post Office opened on 1 November 1884.

Yeoval railway station opened in 1925 on the now closed Molong–Dubbo railway line, and was sited to the north of the village in North Yeoval. Passenger services operated until 1974.

In the 2016 Census, there were 430 people in Yeoval. 84.7% of people were born in Australia and 91.6% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion was Catholic at 26.3%. 2022 status: Yeoval currently has population of 350 give or take.

Banjo Paterson Bush Park alongside Buckinbah Creek at the junction of Forbes St, Molong St and Renshaw McGirr Way is home to several interesting sculptures. A giant sculpture of Banjo Paterson's hat is situated in the park. Originally used as a real estate marketing tool, it was donated by the former owner and Orange councillor Chris Gryllis in February 2017. The Banjo Paterson... More Than a Poet Cafe and Museum houses a collection of handwritten letters, unpublished poems, photos, stories, editorials and other memorabilia of the era which tell the story of the poet's life.


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Yeoval was the last of the postmarks on piece with the 5d Centenary Melbourne Cup that I acquired from an eBayer on the Central Coast of NSW. I hope you all enjoyed seeing these.

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A gift from Stampboarder Zenfizz in South Carolina USA which seems to have picked up some moisture on the way:
Happy Holidays pictorial machine cancellation from Greenville South Carolina - 2nd January 2024
Happy Holidays pictorial machine cancellation from Greenville South Carolina - 2nd January 2024
but well protected from the wet inside:
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Airmail cover with block of 4 of 5d Centenary Melbourne Cup stamp plus 5d Centenary of Northern Territory Exploration stamp postmarked with Melbourne Vic Aust Machine Slogan cancel - 19th October 1960 to New York City, New York.
Airmail cover with block of 4 of 5d Centenary Melbourne Cup stamp plus 5d Centenary of Northern Territory Exploration stamp postmarked with Melbourne Vic Aust Machine Slogan cancel - 19th October 1960 to New York City, New York.
The slogan is recorded in Occleshaw Australian Slogan Cancellations 1917 to 1990 Volume 2 " The Definitive and Long Term Marking" & is number 10 on page 27:


AUSTRALIA COUNTRY OF THE FUTURE - AUSTRALIE PAYS DE L'AVENIR

A four line die in English & French. First seen on 3rd August 1959 & thereafter intermittently until the 1965 to 1970 period when usage was prolific. There was some late usage from September 1967 to February 1977 in Melbourne.

It has been seen used at Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney (cancelling machine 17, reserved for overseas mail.

A five line die was introduced in 1966, first seen August.


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From an eBayer in Vancouver, Washington State, USA:
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WCS cachet fdc for 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp block of 4 postmarked with Norah Head cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Riverside Illinois USA
WCS cachet fdc for 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp block of 4 postmarked with Norah Head cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Riverside Illinois USA
Phoenix does not mention a Post Office at Norah Head NSW, so I will have to email Woody.

Norah Head, originally known as Bungaree Noragh Point, is a headland and a coastal village in the Central Coast Council local government area on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Norah Head is known for its great surfing and clear beaches like Soldiers Beach near Wyrrabalong National Park and Pebbly Beach with Norah Head Rock Pool. The town is home to Norah Head Lighthouse with scenic views along the coast.

The Norah Head Lighthouse was the last significant lighthouse built in New South Wales, a 63-metre (207 ft) tower, completed in 1903 with monetary assistance from the Hargraves family of Noraville after considerable numbers of ships foundered on the coast near the headland. Originally it was powered by a kerosene concentric wick lamp and still today it features a second order bivalve Fresnel lens prism floating on a mercury bath. At first, the prism was rotated by descending weights, but the light was electrified in 1961 and fully automated in 1995.

Near the head, sea battles between the Japanese Navy and Merchant navy ships took place in World War II: Three ships were sunk, Nimbin, at 1,052 tonnes (1,035 long tons; 1,160 short tons), by a mine on 5 December 1940 and the fishing trawler Millimumul sank with the loss of seven men on 26 March 1941 when it trawled up a German mine laid by the mine ship Pinguin, as well as BHP Shipping's Iron Chieftain, at 4,812 tonnes (4,736 long tons; 5,304 short tons) by a submarine on 3 June 1942. The Age, at 4,775 tonnes (4,700 long tons; 5,264 short tons), was also attacked on the same day.

There are several unique landforms around the head. Immediately in front of the head there is a rock platform which was formed in the Permian to Triassic periods around 180 - 280 million years ago. In the platform there is a volcanic intrusion, a channel of darker rock running from one side of the platform to the other. The intrusion was created by waves quarrying a softer basalt lava flow out of the surrounding granite. The lava came from an ancient volcano, probably Mount Warrawolong to the west.


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NORAH HEAD.

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Received from an eBayer in NSW
Postmarked on receipt in Cheltenham Vic - 14th February 2024.
Postmarked on receipt in Cheltenham Vic - 14th February 2024.
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WCS cachet fdc for 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Robertson NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960
WCS cachet fdc for 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Robertson NSW cds on fdi - 12th October 1960
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McCollom's PO 1/1/1869; renamed Robertson PO 1/2/1869.
Robertson Renamed from McCollom's PO 1/2/1869

Robertson is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Wingecarribee Shire. The town is located on the edge of an elevated plateau (the Illawarra escarpment) about 35 km (22 mi) from the coast, 140 km (87 mi) south west of Sydney CBD, 47 km (29 mi) south west of Wollongong. According to the 2021 census, there were 2,017 people living in Robertson.

Robertson is known for its high annual rainfall and fertile soil. It was previously covered by an extensive temperate rainforest, most of which has been cleared for farming though remnants such as Robertson Nature Reserve still exist. The town is colloquially known as "Robbo" by the locals.

The town is surrounded by lush pasture used for beef and dairy production. It was once famous for cheese production; its distance from, and poor transport to, the Sydney markets meant that in the early days fresh milk was not a viable industry and so the key dairy industries were butter and cheese. The remnants of the cheese industry are seen with one of the old cheese factories remaining in the town; it has been converted into a commercial row of shops. There is also the remnants of an old butter factory at the western end of town. Robertson is now more widely known for potato growing and is the home of the "Big Potato". The Big Potato was built in the 1970s by a local potato grower. Robertson is also where the 1995 movie Babe was filmed.

Robertson is named after former Premier of New South Wales Sir John Robertson, whose 1861 Land Act cleared the way for the establishment of the town. Before then it was called Yarrawa Bush.

Robertson is home to the "Robertson Hotel", a popular hotel and wedding venue. The hotel was originally built in 1924, opening as Hotel Robertson. It had a nine-hole golf course, two tennis courts, croquet, lawn bowls, billiards, fishing, hunting, horse riding, and an onsite mechanic who looked after guests' cars during their stay. The hotel won the "Most luxurious hotel in the Commonwealth" award in 1925, and was the first hotel in Australia to have phone lines to every room. The hotel has its own railway platform, Moss Vale – Unanderra line, which is still used today.

The Big Potato built in 1977 by local potato grower Jim Mauger, the Big Potato sits off the Illawarra Highway. It was modelled on the Sebago potato and is approximately ten metres long and four metres wide. The structure was originally meant to house a Potato Information Centre but rising costs proved an obstacle. Recently the locals of Robertson have worked together to turn the surrounding land into a park.

Robertson was served by a railway station on the Unanderra–Moss Vale railway line. The railway line is mainly used for freight. East Coast Heritage Rail operates its Cockatoo Run train on a monthly basis across the line from Sydney to Moss Vale and return (via Wollongong). Other heritage trains sometimes use the line, however no regular passenger services are present on the line. NSW TrainLink buses travel along the Illawarra Highway, linking the Southern Highlands to Wollongong.


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From an eBayer in Singapore:
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WCS fdc for the 1960 Centenary Malbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Nambour Qld cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Helsinki Finland.
WCS fdc for the 1960 Centenary Malbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Nambour Qld cds on fdi - 12th October 1960 to Helsinki Finland.
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Carrollo RO c.1885; renamed Petrie's Creek RO c.1886.
Petrie's Creek Renamed from Carrollo RO c.1886; PO 1/6/1888; renamed Nambour PO c.1890.
Nambour Renamed from Petrie's Creek PO c.1890.
Nambour Rail PO c.1915; closed c.-/4/1928.
Nambour West PO 8/9/1948.

Nambour is a rural town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland. In the 2016 census, the locality of Nambour had a population of 11,187 people.

Nambour is 101 kilometres (63 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. The town lies in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast at the foot of the Blackall Range It was the administrative centre and capital of the Maroochy Shire and is now the administrative centre of the Sunshine Coast Region. The greater Nambour region includes surrounding suburbs such as Burnside, Coes Creek, and Perwillowen.

The name is derived from the Aboriginal word "naamba", referring to the red-flowering bottle brush Callistemon viminalis.

In 1862, Tom Petrie with 25 Turrbal and Kabi Kabi men including Ker-Walli, Wanangga and Billy Dinghy entered Petrie's Creek with the view to exploit the large cedar growing in the vicinity. They encountered some resident Aboriginal people with whom they had a traditional ceremony together. Petrie's group afterwards made a permanent logging camp further up the creek in the area now known as Nambour. At this camp, the Aboriginal workers requested that Petrie brand them with his logging symbol. The Nambour area had its first permanent European settlement in 1870. The town was then still just called Petrie's Creek.

Petrie's Creek Post Office opened on 1 June 1888 (a receiving office had been open from 1885, originally known as Carrollo) and was renamed Nambour by 1890.

In 1891, the North Coast railway to Brisbane was completed, and at its opening Petrie's Creek was renamed "Nambour", after the Nambour cattle station.

The Moreton Central Sugar Mill Cane Tramway was constructed from 1897. It was used to transport passengers and sugar cane. The tramway closed at the end of 2001.


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Post Office. Nambour QLD. August 2000.
Post Office. Nambour QLD. August 2000.
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From an eBayer in New South Wales:
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Robinvale Vic Aust cds - 1st November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Robinvale Vic Aust cds - 1st November 1960
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Bumbong RO c.1924; renamed Robinvale RO 1/8/1924.
Robinvale Renamed from Bumbong RO 1/8/1924; PO 14/7/1926; LPO 2/8/1999.
The new Robinvale Post Office in 1969, photo courtesy of Phoenix.
The new Robinvale Post Office in 1969, photo courtesy of Phoenix.
Robinvale is a town on the south bank of the Murray River in north western Victoria. It is connected by a bridge to Euston on the other side of the river in New South Wales. At the 2021 census, Robinvale had a population of 3,740, however a population study conducted by the Rural City of Swan Hill that was undertaken in 2019 identified Robinvale had an estimated population of between 7,000 in November and 8,800 in March each year.

The town is named in memory of Lieutenant George Robin Cuttle, who was killed in action during air combat over France in 1918. The Post Office opened in 1924 as Bumbang, but was renamed Robinvale in August of that year.

Robinvale was connected to the rest of the Victorian railway network when the line from Manangatang was opened in 1924. Work began in the 1920s on a 37-mile (60 km) extension of the line across the Murray River to Lette in New South Wales. It was never completed, and work was officially abandoned in 1943.  The combined rail-road bridge across the river at Robinvale, which was constructed as part of the project, continued to be used until 2006, when a new road bridge was opened. The lifting span of the former rail-road bridge has been placed in a nearby park, as a permanent historical display.

Robinvale is known for production of grapes, olives, carrots and almonds.

Robinvale has a rail line that is used seasonally by Pacific National freight trains. V/Line runs coach services to Swan Hill and Mildura, Victoria, connecting with train services to Melbourne at Swan Hill railway station. Robinvale Airport serves the town.


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From a Victorian eBayer:
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Atherton Qld Aust - 15th March 1961 (Dell & Price Type 5s(i)
Atherton Qld Aust - 15th March 1961 (Dell & Price Type 5s(i)
Atherton Queensland (Dell & Price)
Atherton Queensland (Dell & Price)
Phoenix says Atherton RO c.1889; PO c.1903.

Atherton is a rural town and locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Atherton had a population of 7,331 people.

Atherton is on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland. It is 80 km (50 mi) southwest of Cairns, 351 km (218 mi) north north west of Townsville & 1,703 km (1,058 mi) north north west of Brisbane.

Atherton is joined by the Gillies Highway to Yungaburra, the Kennedy Highway north to Mareeba and south to Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet, the Malanda–Atherton Road to Malanda and the Atherton–Herberton Road to Herberton.

The town was named after John Atherton, a pioneer pastoralist who settled at Mareeba (then known as Emerald End) in 1875. The area was formerly known as Priors Pocket or Priors Creek. It was named Atherton by Falconer West Hutton, the surveyor who prepared the town layout on 11 May 1885.

Atherton Post Office opened by 1903 (a receiving office had been open since 1889.

The land around Atherton is used to grow a variety of crops, including coffee, sugar cane, peanuts, mangoes, maize (corn), potatoes, avocados, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and macadamia nuts. Dairy and beef cattle are also reared in the area.


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Post Office. Atherton, QLD. 2004. Peggy Hayes photo.
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Thank you Mr Puffin. :D
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BigSaint wrote: 09 Apr 2024 10:01 Robertson is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales in Wingecarribee Shire. The town is located on the edge of an elevated plateau (the Illawarra escarpment) about 35 km (22 mi) from the coast, 140 km (87 mi) south west of Sydney CBD, 47 km (29 mi) south west of Wollongong. According to the 2021 census, there were 2,017 people living in Robertson.

.... Robertson is now more widely known for potato growing and is the home of the "Big Potato". The Big Potato was built in the 1970s by a local potato grower. Robertson is also where the 1995 movie Babe was filmed.

Robertson is named after former Premier of New South Wales Sir John Robertson, whose 1861 Land Act cleared the way for the establishment of the town. Before then it was called Yarrawa Bush.

Robertson is home to the "Robertson Hotel", a popular hotel and wedding venue. The hotel was originally built in 1924, opening as Hotel Robertson.

....The Big Potato built in 1977 by local potato grower Jim Mauger, the Big Potato sits off the Illawarra Highway. It was modelled on the Sebago potato and is approximately ten metres long and four metres wide. The structure was originally meant to house a Potato Information Centre but rising costs proved an obstacle. Recently the locals of Robertson have worked together to turn the surrounding land into a park.
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Some further information on Robertson.

The Big Potato is not a thing of beauty - but it sits amid grassy surrounds in Robertson's main street.
The "Big Potato" in Robertson, NSW,
The "Big Potato" in Robertson, NSW,
Nearby, is the Robertson Public House - which is an excellent place for a relaxing lunch (or dinner) and to sample the Robertson potato in the form of hot, thick-cut chips.
The Robertson Public House, and old Car.
The Robertson Public House, and old Car.
This is a popular location for day road trips (especially by motor bikers) who usually stop just out of town at the (self-declared) Famous Pie Shop.

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Thanks for sharing that Greg. :D
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From an eBayer in Belmont near Geelong:
Clarence the Horse $1 stamp gutter pair postmarked Belmont Vic cds - 1st March 2024
Clarence the Horse $1 stamp gutter pair postmarked Belmont Vic cds - 1st March 2024
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Royal cachet fdc for the Centenary of the Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Elsternwick Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
Royal cachet fdc for the Centenary of the Melbourne Cup 5d stamp postmarked with Elsternwick Vic cds on fdi - 12th October 1960.
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Elsternwick PO 22/6/1860.
Elsternwick East PO 1/10/1929; closed 20/9/1974.
Elsternwick North PO 15/10/1934; closed 29/4/1977.
Elsternwick R.S. TO c.1910; PO c.1915; closed c.1915.
Elsternwick Receiving House RH c.1891; renamed Elsternwick West PO c.1908.
Elsternwick West Renamed from Elsternwick Receiving House PO c.1908; renamed Gardenvale PO 21/6/1909.

Elsternwick is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, 9 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Glen Eira local government area. Elsternwick recorded a population of 10,887 at the 2021 census.

Elsternwick is bounded by the Nepean Highway, Elster Avenue, Kooyong Road, Glen Eira Road, and Hotham Street (the continuation of Williams Road).

Formerly Elsternwick covered the area located in the City of Bayside bounded by Head/Bridge Street, Nepean Highway, Glen Huntly Road and St. Kilda Street. This includes the cricket ground (originally the home of the Elsternwick Cricket Club) and currently known as the Sportscover Arena. It is located within the larger area known as Elsternwick Park – located at the junction of the Nepean Highway and Glen Huntly Road – as is the former Elsternwick Park Golf Course.

In the same way that Ripponlea took its name from the Rippon Lea Estate of Sir Frederick Sargood, Elsternwick took its name from the largest property in the district: Charles Ebden's house Elster (Elster is German for "magpie" The area was previously known as Red Bluff.

The creek nearby became known as the Elster Creek; and, when a village grew up on the creek, the Anglo-Saxon suffix 'wick', meaning village, was added.

The Elsternwick village was proposed in 1851. Elsternwick was originally situated across three municipalities - Caulfield, Brighton and St Kilda. At the end of the 1880s unsuccessful attempts were made for Elsternwick to become administratively independent. Today it is in the Local Government Area of the City of Glen Eira. The postcode is 3185.

Elsternwick village was surveyed in 1856, and Elsternwick Post Office opened on 22 June 1860.

In 1861 a railway line, operated by the Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Company, was built from Melbourne to Brighton which included a railway station at Elsternwick. The first site of Caulfield Grammar School, founded in 1881, was adjacent to the Elsternwick railway station.


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A late one from the eBayer on the Central Coast of NSW:
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mildura West Vic cds - 18th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Mildura West Vic cds - 18th October 1960
13th Street, Mildura PO 1/5/1944; LPO 30/6/1994.
C.I.C. Mildura See Mildura Commonwealth Immigration Camp.
Fourteenth Street, Mildura PO 2/9/1963, provisionally closed 23/7/1965; closed 12/7/1966.
Mil. P.O. Mildura
Mildura PO 23/1/1888.
Mildura 13th Street See 13th Street, Mildura.
Mildura 14th Street See Fourteenth Street, Mildura.
Mildura Branch University PO c.1947; closed c.1950.
Mildura Business Centre BC 6/7/1998.
Mildura Cadet Training Camp (1) PO c.-/8/1954; closed c.-/8/1954.
Mildura Cadet Training Camp (2) PO c.-/8/1955; closed c.-/8/1955.
Mildura Cadet Training Camp (3) PO c.-/5/1956.
Mildura Centre Plaza PO 1/4/1985; LPO 17/6/1993.
Mildura Commonwealth Immigration Camp PO c.1950; closed 17/7/1953.
Mildura Delivery Centre DC 1/11/1997.
Mildura East PO 11/8/1949; LPO 20/5/1994.
Mildura Mil. P.O. PO 7/5/1954; closed 29/5/1954.
Mildura R.A.A.F. P.O. PO 17/8/1942; closed 31/5/1946.
Mildura R.S. TO c.1910; closed c.1916.
Mildura South PO 15/4/1938; LPO 9/12/1993.
Mildura West PO 1/11/1946; LPO 29/10/1993.
R.A.A.F. P.O. Mildura See Mildura R.A.A.F. P.O.

Mildura is a regional city in north-west Victoria. Located on the Victorian side of the Murray River, Mildura had a population of 34,565 in 2021. When nearby Wentworth, Irymple, Nichols Point, Merbein and Red Cliffs are included, the combined urban area had a population of 58,914 in 2021, having grown marginally at an average annual rate of 1.3% year-on-year over the preceding five years.

Mildura is the largest settlement in the Sunraysia region, where around 90% of Australia's table grape exports are grown. Likewise, it is a major horticultural centre notable for its overall (table, sultana and wine) grape production, supplying about 80% of Victoria's grapes. Many wineries also source grapes from Mildura. It is very close to the New South Wales border, the Murray River, from which it draws an abundant supply of irrigation water. It is known as Australia's first 'irrigation colony'.

Mildura has a long history of orange and grape farming, and an even longer history of Aboriginal occupation. This includes the Latje Latje and Barkindji (also known as Paakantji) peoples, amongst others, being the original inhabitants of present-day Mildura.

There are several theories as to the origin of the name Mildura. While it was the name of the sheep station, without precedent in the English language, most historians believe it to have originated from Aboriginal Australian words. However, the etymology of Mildura is not certain, as in several local dialects, the words mill and dura have different meanings. The word dura is generally thought to mean "earth", "sand" or "rock" in the local Ladji Ladji language. However, usage of the word mill varies by dialect and may mean "red" or "water", and thus, interpretations of the name can vary from "red earth" to "water rock".

The first Europeans in the area arrived in 1857 and brought sheep to graze the rich pastures.

A major drought in Victoria from 1877 to 1884 prompted Alfred Deakin, then a minister in the State Government and chairman of a Royal Commission on water supply, to visit the irrigation areas of California. There he met George and William Chaffey.

In 1886, Canadian-American irrigator George Chaffey came to Australia and selected a derelict sheep station known as Mildura as the site for his first irrigation settlement, signing an agreement with the Victorian government to spend at least £300,000 on permanent improvements at Mildura in the next twenty years.

After much political wrangling, the settlement of Mildura was established in 1887. The Post Office opened on 23 January 1888.

The bar of the Mildura Working Man's Club was noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest bar in the world until 1995 when it was removed during renovations.

After this period, the new settlement grew and grew. It was soon the main town of the district. Suburbs and new satellite towns sprang up. From the 1920s, a number of 'suburban' train services were established to Merbein and Red Cliffs. These were operated by railcars.

In 1934 Mildura was officially proclaimed a city.

Post war Mildura experienced a large influx of migrants particularly from European and Mediterranean countries including Italy and Greece. Many of these migrants were attracted by the unskilled labour offered by the fruit picking industry.


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