Minisheet pack, issued to commemorate the Centenary of the first Australian Commonwealth postage stamp issue, the Kangaroo & Map stamp. Issued by Australia Post in Melbourne,10 May 2013, during the World Stamp Fair held at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, 10-15 May 2013.
The minisheet, which incorporates the 2013 Kangaroo & Map commemorative $10 stamp, depicts the Sydney G.P.O. with a 1913 postmark. The pack shows a 1913 Hal Eyre cartoon satirising the Kangaroo & Map design. It is the fourth in Australia Post's Colonial Heritage series, a four-year series to commemorate Australia's philatelic history.
Minisheet & pack design: John White, Australia Post Design Studio.

The Kangaroo and Map series was the first uniform stamp of the Commonwealth of Australia. It replaced the Colonial issues still in use. The stamp design was released in 1912 and was in use until 1950. It was designed by Blamire Young, based on an idea of the then Postmaster-General, Mr Frazer. Young was a British-born Australian artist. The design attracted criticism from the public and the press when it was released, because it did not depict the head of the King of England.
In 2000, Australia Post held an exhibition about the development of the stamp.

Physical Description

Postmarked 'FIRST DAY OF ISSUE / 10 MAY 2013 MELBOURNE VIC 3000 / Australia', around intertwined initials' CH'.

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