2008 Waterfall stamps of Australia

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Waterfall Stamps of Australia

The Australian Waterfalls stamp issue shows four of these stunning natural features found around Australia.

The waterfalls featured are:

Russell Falls, Tasmania – $1.40
Jim Jim Falls, NT – $2.05
Spa Pool, Hamersley Gorge, WA – $2.80
MacKenzie Falls, Victoria – $4.10

Waterfalls Australia – Russell Falls, Tasmania.

Techenical Data :

Width  – 26.0 mm  ,  Height – 37.5 mm  , Sheet Layout: 50

Denomination 1.40 AUD ,  Issue Date 2008-09-08

Layout/Format sheet of 50  Perforations 14.6 by 13.86 ,

Printer – Energi Print , Designer Sally Piskuric

WF-Russell-Falls-2008The popular Russell Falls, in Tasmania’s Mt Field National Park, is located some 60 kilometres north-west of Hobart. Nestled among lofty trees and thick ferns, the waterfall is bathed in emerald-green light filtered through the canopy of this lush bush site. The exquisite tiered waterfall has two main drops of around 15 metres each, above which are smaller rock faces. The tiered walls are composed of horizontally bedded marine Permian siltstone.

Originally named Browning Falls, after being sighted by a settler of that name in 1856, the waterfall’s name was changed to Russell Falls in 1884, in honour of a member of an exploration party that travelled up the Derwent Valley. It was declared Tasmania’s first nature reserve in 1885.

 

 

 

 

 

Waterfalls Australia – Jim Jim Falls, Northern Territory

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Techenical Data :

Width – 26.0 mm ,  Height – 37.5 mm , Sheet Layout: 50

Denomination 2.05 AUD , Issue Date 2008-09-08

Layout/Format sheet of 50  , Perforations 14.6 by 13.86  ,

Printer – Energi Print , Designer Sally Piskuric

Jim Jim Falls is in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park, an extraordinary area that has been World Heritage listed for its natural and cultural heritage. The falls is named for Andjimjim, the Water Pandanus (Pandanus aquaticus) associated with permanent freshwater, and is sited on the Jim Jim Creek. The waters tumble over the wall of the Arnhem Land escarpment to create the majestic 200-metre waterfall.

Jim Jim’s waters flow well during the wet season, thundering over the massive drop of the escarpment. During the dry season – when Jim Jim Falls can be reached by a 60-kilometre four-wheel-drive track and a short walk – the waters run only at a trickle or cease to flow at all. As the perspective in the stamp design indicates, the photograph was taken during the wet season. At this time of the year a helicopter is essential in viewing the falls.

Waterfalls Australia – Spa Pool, Hamersley Gorge, Western Australia

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Technical Data

Width – 26.0 mm , Height – 37.5 mm , Sheet Layout: 50

Denomination 2.80 AUD , Issue Date 2008-09-08

Layout/Format sheet of 50 , Perforations 14.6 by 13.86 ,

Printer Energi Print , Designer Sally Piskuric

Tucked away in Hamersley Gorge, in Western Australia’s Karijini National Park, is the Spa Pool, the waters of which run from the southern branch of the Fortescue River. This small waterfall and pool is distinguished by its tranquil ambience rather than its grandeur, with the pool cupped by spectacular banded-iron rock formations. The rains fall in this tropical semidesert area between November and March, and the waters flow for several months before drying up completely.

 

 

Waterfalls Australia – MacKenzie Falls, Victoria

WF-MacKenzie-Falls-2008Width -26.0 mm , Height – 37.5 mm , Sheet Layout: 50

Denomination 4.10 AUD , Issue Date 2008-09-08

Layout/Format sheet of 50 , Perforations 14.6 by 13.86 ,

Printer Energi Print , Designer Sally Piskuric

MacKenzie Falls is one of four waterfalls in the MacKenzie Gorge, which has been cut by a river of the same name running through the Grampians, or Gariwerd, National Park in western Victoria. MacKenzie falls is the largest and most popular of the park’s falls, and unlike many waterfalls in Australia it generally flows year-round. During the winter months its waters plummet dramatically over a wall of around 30 metres, sending up a spray of fine mist; in the summer it is a more modest affair. The park is jointly managed by Parks Victoria and its traditional owners, for whom the waterfall is significant as the site of the Black Fish dreaming.

Bushfires swept through the park in 2006, devastating many areas and much wildlife, and impacting on tracks and lookouts to MacKenzie Falls. Access to the falls has since been restored and this area continues to attract visitors.

WF-Australia-Postage-stamps-2008Date of Issue 2008-09-08
FDI Withdrawal on 2008-10-06
Denominations : 1 x $1.40, $2.05, $2.80, $4.10
Designed by Sally Piskuric, Australia Post Design Studio
Printed in Energi Print
Paper used for printing Tullis Russell
Self Adhesive Paper  – B100
Printing Process Lithography
Dimension 26mm x 37.5mm
Performations  14.6 x 13.86
Sheet Layout: 50