Australasian Antarctic Expedition Centenary celebrated by Australia Post
Australia Post is celebrating the centenary of Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) with the release of five domestic rate (60 cent) stamps depicting images from the historic 1911 expedition. This is an Australian Antarctic Territory stamp issue.
The five stamps depict key moments in the departure of the AAE from Hobart and the journey to the Antarctic. The photographs used for these stamps were taken by the expeditioners and sourced from various national archives.
This is the first of four stamp series which will be issued every year until 2014, celebrating key moments in the AAE's experience.The Centenary of the AAE stamp products include a first day cover, stamp pack, mini sheet and a maxicard set of five. The stamps and associated products are available from participating Australia post outlets, via mail order on telephone 1800 331 794 and online.
The media release from Australia Post provides further details of the stamp issue series.