Stamps of Australia
On 25 April, 1809, Isaac Nichols (a pardoned ex convict), was asked by the Lieutenant Governor of the colony, Colonel William Patterson, to establish an office at which all parcels and letters addressed to the inhabitants of the Colony could be deposited previous to their distribution. Nichols was authorised to go aboard ships arriving from England to collect all mail and to give receipt for it. 

And so April 28th, Australia's first post office was opened and operated from Nichols' own home in George street, near the hospital wharf on the west side of Sydney Cove.
 
First stamps of Australia (South) 1855
 
First stamps of Australia (Western) 1854
 
First stamps of Australian Commonwealth 1901
 
The six self-governing Australian colonies that formed the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901 operated their own postal service and issued their own stamps – see articles on the systems on New South Wales (first stamps issued 1850), Victoria (1850), Tasmania (1853),Western Australia (1854), South Australia (1855) and Queensland (1860). Under section 51(v) of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution 1900, "postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services” became a Commonwealth responsibility.
 




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Australia, Trains, Silver City Comet, Locomotive 1993
Australia, Trains, Silver City Comet, Locomotive 1993
£1.00
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Australia, Tasmanian Tiger, 1'2 shilling, 1961 used
Australia, Tasmanian Tiger, 1'2 shilling, 1961 used
£2.00
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Australia, Birds, Lotus Bird, 55 C, 1980
Australia, Birds, Lotus Bird, 55 C, 1980
£2.00
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Australia, Birds, Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis), 20 c, 1966, used
Australia, Birds, Australian Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis), 20 c, 1966, used
£2.00
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Australia, Fishes, Coral Fish, 1967 used
Australia, Fishes, Coral Fish, 1967 used
£2.00
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Australia, Domesticated Animals, Sheep (Ovis ammon) - Wool 1969
Australia, Domesticated Animals, Sheep (Ovis ammon) - Wool 1969
£2.00
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Australia, Trains & Railway, Spirit of Progress, 1993 used
Australia, Trains & Railway, Spirit of Progress, 1993 used
£2.00
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AUSTRALIA  the "Spirit of Progress" Locomotive, Trains series, circa 1993
AUSTRALIA the "Spirit of Progress" Locomotive, Trains series, circa 1993
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AUSTRALIA, Animal Husbandry, Hereford Bull, 1' 3 Shilling, Brown, 1948
AUSTRALIA, Animal Husbandry, Hereford Bull, 1' 3 Shilling, Brown, 1948
£2.00
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Australia, 1937 4d Green Koala, Pre Decimal Stamp used
Australia, 1937 4d Green Koala, Pre Decimal Stamp used
£2.00
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Newfoundland,  Christmas Island, Trains & Railways, Steam Engine, 1994
Newfoundland, Christmas Island, Trains & Railways, Steam Engine, 1994
£2.00
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Australia, Christmas, 3 1/2 d, red, 1958, used
Australia, Christmas, 3 1/2 d, red, 1958, used
£2.00
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Australia, Golden Wattle, Acacia melanoxylon , 2 Sh 3d, 1959 used
Australia, Golden Wattle, Acacia melanoxylon , 2 Sh 3d, 1959 used
£2.00
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Australia, Trains & Railway,  20c "Double Fairlie" railway train,
Australia, Trains & Railway, 20c "Double Fairlie" railway train,
£2.00
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Australia, Birds, Red-necked Avocet, 13 c used
Australia, Birds, Red-necked Avocet, 13 c used
£2.00
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Australia, Birds, Scarlet Robin, 1966, used
Australia, Birds, Scarlet Robin, 1966, used
£2.20
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Australia, Birds, Golden whistler - Pachycephala pectoralis 1965 used
Australia, Birds, Golden whistler - Pachycephala pectoralis 1965 used
£2.50
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Australia, Animals, Banded Anteater, 6d brown 1959
Australia, Animals, Banded Anteater, 6d brown 1959
£2.50
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Australia, Christmas, Peace and Goodwill, 5 d, 1963
Australia, Christmas, Peace and Goodwill, 5 d, 1963
£3.00
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Australia, Christmas, Girl and Lamb, 1 $, 1996, used
Australia, Christmas, Girl and Lamb, 1 $, 1996, used
£3.00
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Australia, Three Kings of the Orient Star, Christmas, 5 d, violet, 1959 used fine LH
Australia, Three Kings of the Orient Star, Christmas, 5 d, violet, 1959 used fine LH
£3.00
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