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The Philatelic Bus - THE BRUCE HIGHWAY. Pine River to Cairns.

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The philatelic bus has been serviced, and it is time to hit the road again.

Come join BigSaint and I, as we take a trip heading north up the Bruce Highway in Queensland, Australia.

Departure point is the Pine River Bridge just north of Brisbane, and we will be going all the way to Cairns.

We will be taking side tours along the way. Who knows where we may end up !

So slip on some sunscreen and slap on a hat for off we go. Don't forget the shorts and thongs.

But first some boring stuff about the highway.

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Google Street map of our starting point.
Google Street map of our starting point.
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Google satellite map of our starting point.
Google satellite map of our starting point.
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Sign saying start of Bruce Highway. It is actually just north of the Pine River Bridge.
Sign saying start of Bruce Highway. It is actually just north of the Pine River Bridge.

With thanks to Wikipedia, Google Maps.

Tune in tomorrow when we visit Burpengary to Landsborough.
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Ubobo.RO, what happens when the bus stops somewhere? Will you be doing exhibitions, giving lectures, on the contrary, wandering around new places yourself?
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New member TimurNN. Please read this thread. It was about the Princes Highway.
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=92074
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New member TimurNN. Please read this thread. It was about the Princes Highway.
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=92074
Thank you very much, I will read it now!
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Happy travels BigSaint and Puffin!

Are you going to go a few extra kilometres over the top and visit WA??
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THE PHILATELIC BUS. DAY ONE.

Places visited today:
Burpengary, Caboolture, Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough and Mooloolah.


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Caboolture Historical Village. I was there. And the Anonymous Woman.

Caboolture Post Office Mail Room. Many years ago.
Caboolture Post Office Mail Room. Many years ago.
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Found my missing bike !
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The Anonymous Woman posting off items to Maggie Mailbox.
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Beerwah produce display at the EKKA.
Beerwah produce display at the EKKA.
Crikey ! Look what we found at Beerwah !
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POST OFFICES ALONG THE WAY.
Burpengary Post Office.
Burpengary Post Office.
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Burpengary Delivery Centre.
Burpengary Delivery Centre.
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Morayfield Post Office.
Morayfield Post Office.
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Caboolture Post Office.
Caboolture Post Office.
Beerburrum Post Office.
Beerburrum Post Office.
Glass House Mountains Post Office.
Glass House Mountains Post Office.
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Beerwah Post Office.
Beerwah Post Office.
Landsborough Post Office.
Landsborough Post Office.
Mooloolah Post Office.
Mooloolah Post Office.
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SOME OF MY POSTCARDS.
Publisher unknown. Printed in England. c1910.
Publisher unknown. Printed in England. c1910.
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Mount Tibrogargan from the Bruce Highway.Murray Views. c1970.
Mount Tibrogargan from the Bruce Highway.Murray Views. c1970.
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Mellum Falls Landsborough. Shell Series. c1910.
Mellum Falls Landsborough. Shell Series. c1910.
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SOME OF MY POSTMARKS.
Below are excerpts taken from the reference work:
Queensland Steel Datestamps. Commonwealth Period. By Dell & Price.

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Explaining the numbering system used in the first column of 1, 4, 5 and 6.
This refers to the bottom of the postmark.
1.Queensland. 4.QLD. 5.QLD-AUST. 6.QLD-postcode.
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Burpengary.
Burpengary.
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Morayfield.
Morayfield.
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Caboolture.
Caboolture.
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Elimbah.
Elimbah.
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Beerburrum.
Beerburrum.
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Glass House Mountains.
Glass House Mountains.
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Beerwah.
Beerwah.
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Landsborough.
Landsborough.
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Mooloolah.
Mooloolah.
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SOME OF MY COVERS.
Commercial cover sent from Caboolture. 1961.
Commercial cover sent from Caboolture. 1961.
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Commercial cover sent from Caboolture. 1964.
Commercial cover sent from Caboolture. 1964.
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Commercial cover sent from Beerburrum. 1952.
Commercial cover sent from Beerburrum. 1952.
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Commercial cover sent from Glass House Mountains. 1964.
Commercial cover sent from Glass House Mountains. 1964.
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Commercial cover. Paid Beerwah QLD AUST 4519. 1981.
Commercial cover. Paid Beerwah QLD AUST 4519. 1981.
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Money order advice sent from Landsborough to Fortitude Valley. 1974.
Money order advice sent from Landsborough to Fortitude Valley. 1974.
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Money order advice sent from Mooloolah to Fortitude Valley. 1974.
Money order advice sent from Mooloolah to Fortitude Valley. 1974.

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Just to east of Caboolture is Bribie Isiand:


Caboolture to Bribie Island
Caboolture to Bribie Island

Bribie Island from the air looking south from Golden Beach
Bribie Island from the air looking south from Golden Beach

Bribie Island is the smallest and most northerly of three major sand islands forming the coastline sheltering the northern part of Moreton Bay, Queensland. The others are Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island. Bribie Island is 34 kilometres long, and 8 kilometres at its widest. Archibald Meston believed that the name of the island came from a corruption of a mainland word for it, Boorabee, meaning 'koala'.

Bribie Island hugs the coastline and tapers to a long spit at its most northern point near Caloundra, and is separated from the mainland by Pumicestone Passage. The ocean side of the island is somewhat sheltered from prevailing winds by Moreton Island and associated sand banks and has only a small surf break. The lee side is calm, with white sandy beaches in the south.

Most of the island is uninhabited national park (55.8 square kilometres) and forestry plantations. The southern end of the island has been intensively urbanised as part of the Moreton Bay Region, the main suburbs being Bongaree, Woorim, Bellara and Banksia Beach. A bridge from Sandstone Point on the mainland was completed in 1963.

Buckley's Hole, at the southern tip of the island, is an important bird habitat and refuge.

Suburbs
Crossing to southern part of the island from the mainland via the bridge, the first suburb to be encountered is Bellara. The other four suburbs in the southern half of the island are Woorim (about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away on the island's 'surf side'), Bongaree at the southern end of the island, on the 'calm side' or 'passage side' and Banksia Beach and White Patch at the northern end of the populated area, also on the 'passage side'. Two other localities, Welsby and Bribie Island North, make up the undeveloped northern part of the island.

Bribie Island North is part of the Sunshine Coast Region while all of the other suburbs on the island are part of the Moreton Bay Region.

Transport
Bribie Island Coaches operates a bus service around the Island as well as a route which runs to Caboolture and Morayfield via Ningi and Pebble Beach. In August 2007 an alternative route, via Beachmere and Pebble Beach, was introduced. The service to Caboolture is timed to connect with trains to and from Brisbane.

Flora and fauna
There are many types of wildlife present on the island. Kangaroos, wallabies, emus, various snake species, green tree frogs and dingos can often be seen venturing from the national park into the surrounding suburbs.

Pumicestone Passage, located between the island and the mainland, is a protected marine park that provides habitat for dugongs, turtles and dolphins. There are also extensive mangrove forests in this area. Eucalypt forests, banksias and heathlands are the predominant vegetation elsewhere.

Bribie Island is home to around 350 species of bird. This includes a range of honeyeater species, lorikeets, waterbirds and birds of prey.[6] Flying foxes (also called fruit bats) visit the area, along with several species of small insect-eating bats. Flying foxes are important pollinators and seed dispersers while the insect-eating bats help control mosquito and other insect populations.

Buckley's Hole, at the southern tip of the island, was declared an environmental park in 1992.

National Park

Buckley's Hole Environmental Park

The northern tip of the island is accessed at Caloundra
Bribie Island National Park covers 55.8 square kilometres, nearly a third of the total area of the island. There is a common misconception that the national park covers most of the non-inhabited area, but in fact most of the centre of the island consists of conifer plantations closed to public access. Formerly leased to CSR Timber, the Queensland Government is currently re-planting around 25 square kilometres of this area through its DPI Forestry arm. Much of the rest has been developed for housing.

In 2009 the Queenslands National Parks and Wildlife Service (QNPWS) used imported blocks of rock to prevent access to roads and tracks leading into the national park forcing all vehicle access to the park to be via the Beach Access Track at Woorim or the Ranger Station at Whitepatch. All access to the national park now requires a permit to be purchased. Local residents were threatened by letter with fines of up to $16,000 by QNPWS in 2009 for walking domestic animals within the park.

History
Pre-European contact
The inhabitants of Bribie Island at the time they were encountered by Matthew Flinders in H.M. colonial sloop Norfolk in 1799 were the Djindubari people, broadly part of the 'Kabi' or more correctly Gubbi Gubbi people of South-East Queensland. Meston recorded the pre-contact population of Aboriginal people as 600–1,000, but by 1891 none remained on the Island and only four lived on the mainland.

Joondaburri lifestyle
The comparatively rich coastal country allowed permanent residence. Natural resources of land and sea were abundant and harvested according to the seasons. Winter mullet schooled from May to July. Dolphins were trained to herd the fish into waiting nets and spears. Winter was the best season for bream, followed by tailor in September and October. In summer mud crabs and oysters were plentiful and dugong were hunted. Summer whiting and flathead were speared or netted. Bungwall Fern was gathered for its starchy roots all year round. Kangaroo, eels and carpet snakes were rich in protein and fat. The dominant shellfish used as food was the oyster known today as the Sydney Rock Oyster known locally as tibir, at that time growing naturally on the seabeds. The oyster middens, many metres thick, were plundered by early settlers for lime. A significant midden site, now lost, was located not far from Bongaree jetty. It contained discarded shells, marsupial bones and stone tools. The biggest of the oyster middens was at White Patch, where dugong were also plentiful. The Ugari (pipi) on the coastal beaches was also eaten.

James Cook, 1770
Lieutenant James Cook sighted the Glass House Mountains west of the Island on Thursday 17 May 1770 while sailing up the east coast of Australia in HM Bark Endeavour. He called these hills the Glass Houses as the reflections and the shape of the hills reminded him of the glass manufacturing houses back in England. James Cook named the area Glass House Bay and was the first European to name this stretch of water.

Matthew Flinders, 1799
On 16 July 1799 Captain Matthew Flinders left Glass House Bay about two miles east of the shore in the Norfolk. He sailed south-west between Moreton Island and the mainland parallel to the southern shore of Bribie Island until spotting an opening in the low western shore. He anchored at 8:15am and transferred with a small crew and Bongaree to a smaller craft. He landed on Bribie Island unaware that it wasn't the mainland and met a small group of Aborigines who had gathered on the beach. Although Bongaree didn't speak the same dialect as the local aborigines the meeting was peaceful until one attempted to remove Flinders' hat. Flinders refused and the Europeans and Bongaree returned to their boat. As they left the man who had tried to remove Flinders' hat threw a spear that missed the small boat and crew. Flinders fired his musket at the men on shore and wounded the man who had thrown the spear. The Aborigines fled the beach. Flinders named the southern shore and site of the confrontation Point Skirmish. There is an area on the modern map marked Skirmish Point but should not be confused with the actual place of the incident which is known as South Point.

Flinders needed to repair leaks in his boat and pulled it ashore some five miles north of the area he had the incident with the locals for those repairs. Once his boat was repaired he explored the mainland side of the passage and scaled Mt. Beerburrum to get a view of the area. He spent 15 days in the region.

It was not until some time later it was determined that this was an island and the changing of the name of the waterway between Bribie Island and the mainland was made at some other point.

19th century

Passenger steamship service, 1912
The origin of the name Bribie are believed to be linked to a convict named Bribie or Breiby who gathered basket-making material on the island in the 1830s. In his memoirs, Tom Petrie wrote:

In those days there was a prisoner among the others who made baskets for the Government called "Bribie, the basket maker." He was not chained, and was allowed to go about in a boat to get cane from the scrubs for his work. ... It was from this man Bribie, my father thinks, that Bribie Island got its name. He cannot remember distinctly on this point, but has some vague recollection of a connection between the man and the island – whether he was blown ashore there, or what, he does not know.

In 1890, the Queensland Aboriginal Protection Association established a mission station on Bribie Island. A school and a teacher's residence was established, with two dormitories designed to accommodate 20 residents. By September 1892, suffering financial difficulties and with the site described by Archibald Meston as "mainly ti-tree swamps", the mission was abandoned and residents moved to Myora Mission on North Stradbroke Island.

World War II

Woorim Battery
Bribie Island fortifications were constructed from 1939 to 1943 as part of the defence of South East Queensland during the Second World War, and to provide artillery training for Australian soldiers. Other fortifications throughout Moreton Bay during the war, included at Caloundra, on Moreton Island at Cowan Cowan Point and Rous. Together with the existing installations at Fort Lytton, they provided a coordinated series of defensive batteries for Moreton Bay.

In February 1939, six months before the start of WW2, a review of the defences of Moreton Bay called for two 6 inch Mark XI guns at north Bribie.

Soon after Australia declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, 6 inch guns previously carried by the World War I-era cruiser HMAS Sydney were taken to the present location of Fort Bribie (26.859763°S 153.129656°E) to guard the northwest channel, which ran close to the shore near Caloundra, across the bay in a southeasterly direction towards Moreton Island, and then southwesterly towards the mouth of the river, forming a Z-shaped route. The most effective sites for guns were the closest points to the channel bends.

The mounting and placement of the guns was hopelessly inadequate and according to Major General Robert E Jackson, Officer in Charge of Northern Command in July 1940, Fort Bribie was "no value from a defence point of view" and had to be fixed.

Before this could happen an argument about the location broke out, costings being sought for both Bribie and Caloundra. It was argued Caloundra was higher, better equipped and cheaper to build, whereas Bribie was flat, hot, infested with mosquitos and sandflies, had no freshwater, no bridge and would be much more expensive. The decision came down to Fort Bribie's ability to cover both entrances to the northwest channel, while Caloundra could only cover the most northerly entrance. The guns had a range of about 19 kilometres.

Colonel JS Whitelaw designed the layout of the fort on Bribie and recommended its completion, receiving the go ahead by early 1942. By April—hastened by the December 1941 attacks by the Japanese forces on Pearl Harbour, Malaya, Hong Kong and Singapore—construction of the gun emplacements was almost complete. The construction cost of all of Fort Bribie's concrete structures was £55,000, about $2.5 million in 2010 dollars.

Post-World War II
The Bribie Island library opened in 1976 with a major refurbishment in 2016. On December 14, 2020, a king tide broke through the northern tip of the island, causing severe damage.

Bribie Island Bridge
The existing bridge was the longest, pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete bridge in Australia at the time of its construction. With a length of 2736 feet (831.4 m), the bridge cost $716,321 and was officially opened on Saturday 19 October 1963 by the then premier of Queensland Frank Nicklin.

Desalination plant
A desalination plant has been proposed for Bribie Island by the National/Liberal Party (LNP). The previous (up to 2012) Labor government decided it was not a good place to build a Desal Plant. Some residents are opposed to the plant due to environmental reasons, however others see the plant as a benefit to the island.

Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club tower, 2015
There are two large, modern hotels—the Bribie Island Hotel at Bellara and the Blue Pacific Hotel on the 'surf side' of the island at Woorim.

Education
There are two primary schools: Bribie Island State School at Bongaree, and Banksia Beach State School, and one high school: Bribie Island State High School. Both primary schools are governed by a 'School Enrolment Management Plan', and only accept students who live within their designated catchment areas.

Bribie Island State School was opened on 4 February 1924. Prior to the opening of the Bribie Island State High School in 1989 secondary students were transported to Caboolture. The 2006 enrolment at the high school was 954 students. Bribie Island State High School presently has over 1,000 students. Banksia Beach State School opened in 1992. Student numbers are continuing to rise annually and are now over 1,000 students.

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Bribie Island
Bribie Island
Bongaree
Bongaree
Woorim
Woorim

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POST OFFICES ON BRIBIE ISLAND.
Bongaree Post Office.
Bongaree Post Office.
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Bribie island Post Shop.
Bribie island Post Shop.
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Bribie Island Delivery Centre.
Bribie Island Delivery Centre.
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Woorim Post Office.
Woorim Post Office.
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Images of Bribie Island:


Bribie Island - Nasa Images
Bribie Island - Nasa Images
WWII Coastal defence
WWII Coastal defence
Passenger Steam Service 1912
Passenger Steam Service 1912
Buckley's Hole Environmental Park
Buckley's Hole Environmental Park
View of Glass Mountains from Bribie Island
View of Glass Mountains from Bribie Island
Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club Tower
Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club Tower
Bribie Island Bridge
Bribie Island Bridge
Woorim Beach - Woorim
Woorim Beach - Woorim
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POSTMARKS/COVERS OF BRIBIE ISLAND.
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Bongaree Postmarks.
Bongaree Postmarks.
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Bribie Island Postmarks.
Bribie Island Postmarks.
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Woorim Postmarks.
Woorim Postmarks.
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Bribie Island. Locally addressed cover. 1960.
Bribie Island. Locally addressed cover. 1960.
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Bribie Island. FDC 5d Export. 1963.
Bribie Island. FDC 5d Export. 1963.
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Uncacheted cover with 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp, Centenary of Northern Territory 5d stamp, Golden Jubilee of Guides 5d stamp, Anteater 6d stamp, 3d KGVI green stamp & 2/- Flannel Flower stamp postmarked Bribie Island - 19th October 1960 to Zanesville Ohio USA
Uncacheted cover with 1960 Melbourne Cup 5d stamp, Centenary of Northern Territory 5d stamp, Golden Jubilee of Guides 5d stamp, Anteater 6d stamp, 3d KGVI green stamp & 2/- Flannel Flower stamp postmarked Bribie Island - 19th October 1960 to Zanesville Ohio USA
Greetings from the Sunshine Coast - Tulloch 20c stamp with Bribie Island cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
Greetings from the Sunshine Coast - Tulloch 20c stamp with Bribie Island cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
Greetings from the Sunshine Coast - Tulloch 20c stamp with Woorim cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
Greetings from the Sunshine Coast - Tulloch 20c stamp with Woorim cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
Centenary of the Coastal Pilot Service in Australia 1984 pse postmarked Bribie Island Qld fdi pictorial postmark - 6th August 1984 (APM#15090) introduced 25th July 1984.
Centenary of the Coastal Pilot Service in Australia 1984 pse postmarked Bribie Island Qld fdi pictorial postmark - 6th August 1984 (APM#15090) introduced 25th July 1984.
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Are you sending yourself postcards (postmarks) from each post office as you travel?

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Back to Caboolture & Landsborough:


Australia Post fdc for Australia Sporting Personalities stamps (Darby Munro 22c - jockey, Victor Trumper 35c - cricket, Sir Norman Brookes 55c - tennis, & Walter Lindrum 60c - billiards) postmarked Caboolture Qld fdi - 18th February 1981.
Australia Post fdc for Australia Sporting Personalities stamps (Darby Munro 22c - jockey, Victor Trumper 35c - cricket, Sir Norman Brookes 55c - tennis, & Walter Lindrum 60c - billiards) postmarked Caboolture Qld fdi - 18th February 1981.

Unknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld<br /><br />Referred to, in MWP page 69, as Qld Photographic cachets, usually seen addressed to the Smedley family at Landsborough. It is thought these fdcs were printed in Brisbane.
Unknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld

Referred to, in MWP page 69, as Qld Photographic cachets, usually seen addressed to the Smedley family at Landsborough. It is thought these fdcs were printed in Brisbane.
UnknownUnknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
UnknownUnknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
Unknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
Unknown cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
Guthrie cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
Guthrie cachet fdc for Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 3½d stamp postmarked Landsborough cds on fdi - 17th November 1954 to Landsborough Qld.
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Byron Philatelic Society generic cachet :


QEII 4c red coil postmarked Landsborough, Qld with cds hand stamp on fdi, 14th February, 1966- MWP page 191 .
QEII 4c red coil postmarked Landsborough, Qld with cds hand stamp on fdi, 14th February, 1966- MWP page 191 .

This is the generic cover produced by the Byron Philatelic Society of Byron Bay, showing the lighthouse at Cape Byron, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland.

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Alex Napier of Ipswich fdcs postmarked Landsborough:


Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c Christmas stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 19th October 1966
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c Christmas stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 19th October 1966
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 350th Anniversary of  Dirk Hartog stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 24th October 1966
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 350th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 24th October 1966
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 150th Anniversary of Banking stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 4th April 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 150th Anniversary of Banking stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 4th April 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 50th Anniversary of Lions stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 7th June 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 50th Anniversary of Lions stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 7th June 1967
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Alex Napier of Ipswich fdcs postmarked Landsborough:


Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c YWCA Council Meeting stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 21st August 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c YWCA Council Meeting stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 21st August 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 5th World Congress of Gynaecology &amp; Obstetrics stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 20th September 1967
Alex Napier cachet fdc for 4c 5th World Congress of Gynaecology & Obstetrics stamp postmarked Landsborough Qld cds on fdi - 20th September 1967
Alex Napier fdc for 5c QEII blue stamp postmarked Landsborough QLD cds on fdi - 29th September 1967
Alex Napier fdc for 5c QEII blue stamp postmarked Landsborough QLD cds on fdi - 29th September 1967
Alex Napier fdc for 5c Christmas stamp postmarked Landsborough QLD cds on fdi - 18th October 1967
Alex Napier fdc for 5c Christmas stamp postmarked Landsborough QLD cds on fdi - 18th October 1967
Alex Napier fdc for 25c Christmas stamp postmarked Landsborough QLD cds on fdi - 27th November 1967
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Here is one my co-driver missed from Bribie Island.

Mil PO Bribie Island registered cover. 1942.
Mil PO Bribie Island registered cover. 1942.
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THE PHILATELIC BUS. DAY TWO.

Places visited today: Caloundra, Caloundra suburbs,
The Grassy Knoll and some racetrack.


Overlooking Caloundra.
Overlooking Caloundra.
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Climate Data for Caloundra Queensland.
Climate Data for Caloundra Queensland.
Google maps.Caloundra Region.
Google maps.Caloundra Region.
Google street map of Caloundra, Queensland.
Google street map of Caloundra, Queensland.
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Aerial view of Caloundra showing the top of Bribie Island.
Aerial view of Caloundra showing the top of Bribie Island.
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Golden Beach Caloundra.
Golden Beach Caloundra.
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Military Jetty, Golden Beach, Caloundra. Bribie Island in background.
Military Jetty, Golden Beach, Caloundra. Bribie Island in background.
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Aerial view. Bribie Island in foreground, Golden Beach in middle, Glass Housre Mountains in background.
Aerial view. Bribie Island in foreground, Golden Beach in middle, Glass Housre Mountains in background.
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Caloundra. Local business.
Caloundra. Local business.
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Caloundra Big Screen Theatre.
Caloundra Big Screen Theatre.
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Ben Bennett Botanical Gardens. Spangled Drongo's seen here.
Ben Bennett Botanical Gardens. Spangled Drongo's seen here.
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Dunny races at the local football ground.
Dunny races at the local football ground.
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SOME OF MY POSTCARDS.
Now known as Kings Beach, Caloundra. Shell Series. 1905.
Now known as Kings Beach, Caloundra. Shell Series. 1905.
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Posted from Fortitude Valley in 1905. No post office at Caloundra..
Posted from Fortitude Valley in 1905. No post office at Caloundra..
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Looking over Caloundra and Bribie Island from the lighthouse. G.A.Blakey Series. 1939. The top end of Bribie Island was totally removed by a cyclone in 1941.
Looking over Caloundra and Bribie Island from the lighthouse. G.A.Blakey Series. 1939. The top end of Bribie Island was totally removed by a cyclone in 1941.
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This card dates from around 1950.
This card dates from around 1950.
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Publisher unknown. c1950's.
Publisher unknown. c1950's.
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A Murray Views,Gympie card. c1950's.
A Murray Views,Gympie card. c1950's.
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A Bernard Kuskopf, Woombye issue. c1975.
A Bernard Kuskopf, Woombye issue. c1975.
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Inward postcard addressed to The Grassy Knoll, Golden Beach.
Inward postcard addressed to The Grassy Knoll, Golden Beach.
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POST OFFICES. CALOUNDRA AREA.
Earlier location of Caloundra Post Office.
Earlier location of Caloundra Post Office.
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Current Caloundra Post Office.
Current Caloundra Post Office.
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Caloundra Delivery/Business Centre. Opened 1996. Business Centre now closed.
Caloundra Delivery/Business Centre. Opened 1996. Business Centre now closed.
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Golden Beach Post Office. 2001.
Golden Beach Post Office. 2001.
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Golden Beach Post Office. 2014.
Golden Beach Post Office. 2014.
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Former Moffat Beach Post Office. 2001.
Former Moffat Beach Post Office. 2001.
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Current Moffat Beach Post Office. 2014.
Current Moffat Beach Post Office. 2014.
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Meridan Plains Post Office. 2014.
Meridan Plains Post Office. 2014.
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URGENT MESSAGE. LOST. One co-driver. Last reported sighting was here. If found please phone The Puffin.

Corbould Park Caloundra Racecourse.
Corbould Park Caloundra Racecourse.
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I think he has backed No 2.
I think he has backed No 2.
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POSTMARKS. CALOUNDRA and SUBURBS.
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A selection of Caloundra postmarks. The postmark on the block of four was first used in 1916 and retired in 1988.
A selection of Caloundra postmarks. The postmark on the block of four was first used in 1916 and retired in 1988.
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Golden Beach postmarks. Two different.
Golden Beach postmarks. Two different.
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Moffat Beach postmarks. Two different.
Moffat Beach postmarks. Two different.
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COVERS OF CALOUNDRA and SUBURBS.
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Money Order Advice covers. Caloundra to Fortitude Valley. 1974.
Money Order Advice covers. Caloundra to Fortitude Valley. 1974.
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Commercial cover posted from Caloundra. 1961.
Commercial cover posted from Caloundra. 1961.
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Money Order Advice cover. Golden Beach to Fortitude Valley. 1975.
Money Order Advice cover. Golden Beach to Fortitude Valley. 1975.
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Cover posted from Moffat Beach by stamp dealer Frank Thornhill. 1973.
Cover posted from Moffat Beach by stamp dealer Frank Thornhill. 1973.
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CALOUNDRA MILITARY COVERS.
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Mil PO Caloundra (No1). PMG's DEP'T T cover sent to Lowood QLD. 1939.
Mil PO Caloundra (No1). PMG's DEP'T T cover sent to Lowood QLD. 1939.
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Mil PO Caloundra. (No1). Registered cover sent to Victoria. 1939.
Mil PO Caloundra. (No1). Registered cover sent to Victoria. 1939.
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Mil P.O No2 Caloundra. Registered cover sent to Victoria. 1940.
Mil P.O No2 Caloundra. Registered cover sent to Victoria. 1940.
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Mil P.O No2 Caloundra. Cover sent to Chelmer. 1940.
Mil P.O No2 Caloundra. Cover sent to Chelmer. 1940.
Onya Saki.

POSTSCRIPT. The Grassy Knoll at Golden Beach has featured on a stamp issue. See below.

Waikoa Island. 2020 Letter Writing Week. Featuring Maggie Mailbox on The Grassy Knoll.
Waikoa Island. 2020 Letter Writing Week. Featuring Maggie Mailbox on The Grassy Knoll.

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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
01 Jan 2021 13:34
THE PHILATELIC BUS. DAY TWO.

Places visited today: Caloundra, Caloundra suburbs,
The Grassy Knoll and some racetrack.


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I am rather surprised that map does not show where the local stamp club meets! (Maybe you could add it in?)

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Re: PHILATELIC BUS. THE BRUCE HIGHWAY. Pine River to Cairns.

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I hunted through my collection to try to find some postmarks of the places on this epic bus journey, but could not find any. The only Queensland item of interest I located was this one, from the hamlet of Einasleigh in 1936:
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Einasleigh, 1st June 1936, on 2d Cable to Tassie.

Wikipedia wrote:Einasleigh is a town and a locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Einasleigh had a population of 92 people.

In an attempt to obtain more copper ore for the Chillagoe smelters, since ore reserves around Chillagoe had been overestimated, the Chillagoe Company sought to build a branch line from the Chillagoe Railway, south to the Etheridge goldfield and the Einasleigh copper mine. There had been a proposal by John Robb for a private railway to Georgetown in 1890 and in 1902 the Einasleigh Freehold Mining Company proposed a tramway from Almaden to Einasleigh, but nothing eventuated. Negotiations between the Chillagoe Company and the Queensland Government occurred from 1904, and approval was finally given to build the railway subject to the provisions of the Etheridge Railway Act 1906. The Chillagoe Company agreed to build a railway to a point near Georgetown, for a cost not exceeding £450,000. The government would operate and maintain this private line for 15 years, guaranteeing the company a profit of 2.5% on its outlay, and then purchase the line. It was the first step towards the present system under which mineral railways are government owned and operated but built with private capital repaid out of profits.
I doubt the Philatelic Bus tour will make it this far inland, but if it does, this will be a pleasant detour. (Bring your own water: I recall it being very dry inland!)

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Re: PHILATELIC BUS. THE BRUCE HIGHWAY. Pine River to Cairns.

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BigSaint wrote:
01 Jan 2021 01:06
Back to Landsborough:


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I love the complexity and detail of the unknown producer covers to Smedley. A lovely group of three. The prose makes me want to go and look up more about the AAT.

How did the Western Australian producer Guthrie get postmarked in Landsborough? By the way, there is a variety of the Guthrie cover with the words "in Australia" and the date missing.

The bus goes too fast for my posts to follow the relevant posts.
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Re: PHILATELIC BUS. THE BRUCE HIGHWAY. Pine River to Cairns.

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BigSaint wrote:
01 Jan 2021 01:24

Alex Napier of Ipswich fdcs postmarked Landsborough:


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And just to prove my tastes are not too narrow, I also love the Napier cachets. They are clear, clean and almost simple. They use lots of "white space" which is something many designers could use more of to improve their designs.

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