STAMPS OF VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

STAMPS OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND

By the 1850s Tasmania (still known as Van Dieman’s Land) was in need of its own, official postage system and legislation was duly passed. It was intended that the first stamps would be printed in England, but as the deadline of a November 1 1853 issue date

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EDITH HOLMES – AN ARTIST WITH A PERSONAL OUTLOOK

EDITH HOLMES - AN ARTIST WITH A PERSONAL OUTLOOK

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) was born in the rural community of Hamilton, in Tasmania. She showed great promise at drawing from an early age. Encouraged by her mother, Edith began studying art at the Hobart Technical College in 1918, aged 15. In 1930-31 she received tuition at Julian

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ANNA KING; AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A GOVERN0R’S LADY

ANNA KING; AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A GOVERN0R'S LADY

Anna King was the first Governor’s spouse to reside in New South Wales. Her husband (and first cousin) was Philip Gidley King, the Colony’s third Governor. He was in office from 1800 until 1806. In 1799 Anna boarded the ship Speedy for a not so speedy trip

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THE KINGSFORD SMITH BROOCH

THE KINGSFORD SMITH BROOCH

Among the treasures from the Trevor Kennedy collection, purchased recently by the Australian National Museum, is a unique brooch. It was made-to-order in Amsterdam for pioneer aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, as a gift for his bride to be, Mary Powell. The couple had become engaged on Mary’s

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