Introduction, Brief History & Acknowledgments
December 8 1870 cover from Sydney to Duntroon, near Canberry via Queanbeyan. A rare item of local postal history.
Australian Capital Territory
A very early postcard depicting the site of Canberra - Howard & Shearsby. Yass
An early postcard depicting Duntroon Homestead in 1910 – Howard & Shearsby. Yass
Early postcard depicting the official ceremony for the naming of Canberra as the Federal Capital – Howard & Shearsby. Yass
The Post Office
14 May 1857 mourning cover addressed to Mrs Smith, Canberra Parsonage, Queanbeyan. Dumb obliterator together with Type 1A Sydney A date stamp cancelling imperforate 2d blue. Type O(ii) Morpeth backstamp. Mrs Smith was wife of Reverend Pierce Galliard Smith appointed Rector of Saint Johns Church at Canberra in 1855. Cover pre-dates postal facilities in the region other than Queanbeyan. De Salis correspondence Ex Alan Salisbury.
Postman delivering mail in Canberra by bicycle in 1961 (NAA).
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