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STAMP OF AUSTRALIA
In an era of technological communication, where emails and social network platforms have become ingrained in the status quo, Stamp of Australia is a refreshing love letter to the past, detailing the manner in which Australians have communicated with each other and the world over the past 200 years. Exploring Australia’s notorious tyranny of distance – tracking the day the first letters arrived in the colony in 1790, to the establishment of the first post office in 1809, to blazing mail trails by horseback, the chaotic communications on the gold-fields, the effect of immigration, the advent of the telegraph, the two World Wars, the impact of airmail and how the humble stamp set the scene for the new nation's first republican debate. Hosted by Scott McGregor The Stamp of Australia details many remarkable stories of delivery, including how Australian POW's had their mail delivered by a Japanese bomber on a bombing raid of Port Moresby.