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Garden Suburb, NSW, near Newcastle:
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Royal 1950s QEII cachet fdc with 1c brown, 2c olive green, 3c green & 4c red QEII stamps
postmarked with Garden Suburb, NSW hand stamp on 14th February 1966.

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Hunter Stamp Company generic cachet fdc from the 1950s with pair of 2c olive green
QEII stamps postmarked with Garden Suburb, NSW hand stamp on 14th February 1966.

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Royal 1950s QEII cachet fdc with 7c & 8c fish stamps postmarked with Garden Suburb,
NSW hand stamp on 14th February 1966.

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PPA tells us that Garden Suburb PO opened 3/9/1956 as Kotara Heights
P O & changed to Garden Suburb on 1/2/1964 & closed 30/6/1993.
Garden Suburb is 12 kms west of Newcastle's central business district in Lake Macquarie's North Ward. There is a claim that the suburb was formerly named Cherryville but I am unable to confirm that claim.
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I posted this $1.99 (plus 50c postage - split between 4 covers) on the everyday is happy day thread. I was overly impressed with the state of the cover but I hadn't seen that town before & thought it might be ok as a space filler till another comes along.
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Byellee, Qld
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Any info on Byellee, Mr Puffin, as PPA does not record it's existence. Thank you. :)
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Brad. Could you also post the cover on this thread please ? First recorded copy so will be rated 4R.
Measurements too please. Left arc, right arc. diameter. I'm guessing 3mm 3mm 30mm.

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Byellee is a suburb in the Gladstone Region of Queensland, 7 kms west of Gladstone with a population of 0.

The suburb takes its name from the corrupted pronunciation of name of an Aboriginal clan resident on Curtis Island & the mainland north of the Calliope River. Byellee was used as an alternative to Boyne Valley during World War II by the Queensland Railways Department.

If I read Terry's listing correctly the Byellee Post Office opened as a Telephone Office in 1950 & closed after 1956.

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Separation Street, Geelong/North Geelong on Wesley Cover Service fdc for the 75th Anniversary of the founding of Broken Hill:
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Postmark cds - Separation St. Geelong
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Typed Provisional Registration Label - Separation Street North Geelong
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Additional stamp on reverse to make registration fee.
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I am not sure why the difference on the Registration label & the postmark.

PPA tells us that Separation St. Geelong Post Office opened on 1st August 1958 (so I am a little surprised it was still using provisional registration labels more than 12 months later) & closed on 31st May 1973.

Separation Street comes off the Melbourne Road on the left & goes under the Melbourne Road. It heads west & passes the Geelong North LPO on the corner of Thompson Road & finishes at a T intersection with Anakie Road about one km from there. It all appears to be residential between Thompson Road & Anakie Rd. When heading west along Separation Street, there are some factories just after you come under the Melbourne Road. If you continue about 400 m from there you will reach Thompson Rd, which seems very close for another Post Office.

I am guessing that the addressee was the sender. He lived in North Geelong, but much closer to the Bell Park post office down near the Midland Hwy so that doesn't help us here.

Does anyone know the exact location this post office?
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This is the best image of the Separation Street Geelong Post Office.I can come up with at short notice.

The image link in auction 109 at PPA is broken. A SDL on Photo of the office was lot 2455.

A trip with Google Street View may yield results. It looks to be the building in the centre next to the meat emporium.

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Found it. It looks to be 123 Separation Street. Just near Tallinn Street.

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Thanks Paul, no wonder I missed it on the corner of Talium St (125 Separation St), just 200m down the road from the Geelong North Post Office (opened circa 1987) on the corner of Thompson Road (at the other end of the same shopping strip). :)
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Found a better copy. It appears it was in the News Agency.

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Thank you Paul for the better pic.

A couple of old Holdens out the front, an EH & an FC if I am not mistaken. :)
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Tangorin, Queensland:
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Aust Post Shield fdc for Expo 70 cancelled 16th March 1970
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PPA tells us that Tangorin opened as Rockwood RO circa 1883 & became a post office om 20th July 1886 & was renamed Tangorin post office on 9th December 1889 & closed on 1st January 1971.

Tangorin is a town & a locality in the Shire of Flinders about 1,100 kms north west of Brisbane. It is 85 kms south of Hughenden, 86 kms east of Corfield (where they run the Corfield Cup), 141 kms north east of Winton & 191 kms north of Longreach. Tangorin has a population of 58.
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Fisherman's Beach

RO c.-/6/1923; PO 1/2/1927; closed 31/5/1971.

1 km SW of Mornington.

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Bowser

Renamed from Beechworth Junction RO c.-/3/1922; PO 1/7/1927; closed 31/3/1968.

5 km NE of Wangaratta.

Rated RRR.

The post office was at the railway station.

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Sir John Bowser (2 September 1856 – 10 June 1936), Australian politician, was the 26th Premier of Victoria. He was born in London, the son of an army officer, and arrived in Melbourne as a child with his family. He grew up at Bacchus Marsh and when he left school got a job with the Bacchus Marsh Express. As a young man he went to Scotland and worked on newspapers while studying at Edinburgh University. Returning to Australia, he settled in Wangaratta, where he farmed and managed the Wangaratta Chronicle, which he eventually bought.

In October 1894 Bowser was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Wangaratta and Rutherglen. Wangaratta and Rutherglen was renamed to Electoral district of Wangaratta in 1906; it was renamed again to Electoral district of Wangaratta and Ovens in 1927; Bowser held the seat until November 1929.[2] In total Bowser represented Wangaratta, in its different names, for 35 years. He was Minister for Public Instruction in the Liberal government of Thomas Bent in 1908-1909, but thereafter did not hold office again until he became Premier. He emerged as one of the leaders of the conservative rural faction of the Liberal Party, known as the Economy Party, concerned with getting roads and railways to their districts, cutting government expenditure, and keeping country areas over-represented in the Assembly.

In 1917 the Liberal Premier, Alexander Peacock, increased country rail fares, arguing that the Victorian Railways would otherwise become insolvent. In protest, Bowser led his faction into opposition, and at the election in November, Bowser's followers won 27 seats, to Labor's 18, the Peacock Liberals' 12 and the Victorian Farmers Union's four. Peacock resigned and Bowser became Premier. He rescinded Peacock's rail fares increases, but had no answer to the larger problem of railway finance. In May 1918 he was defeated in the Assembly when all the other parties voted against a railways estimates bill.

Bowser, who had little taste for office, immediately resigned, and a Peacock Liberal, Harry Lawson, formed a composite ministry of the various Liberal factions, with Bowser as Chief Secretary and Minister for Public Health, posts he held until 1919. In 1921 he joined the newly formed Country Party. In 1924 he was elected Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, which was becoming a traditional honour for former Premiers. He was knighted in 1927 and retired from politics in 1929.

In 1922 a railway station outside Wangaratta was named after him.
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Bengworden

PO 1/2/1882; TO 1/9/1962; closed 4/2/1964.

21 km SW of Bairnsdale.

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Crowlands (2)

PO 1/4/1857; closed 29/8/1975.

21 km NE of Ararat.

Rated RR.

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The early years

In 1836 Major Thomas Mitchell passed through the area on his exploration of the Colony. During the 1840s European settlers began to move into the area to establish sheep runs and harvest the nearby timber. Around this time the historic Woodlands Estate was established by Mr W J Clarke who selected some 180,000 acres. The original building and outbuildings, although much extended, still exist today. The property passed through successive owners and was gradually diminished in the size of its land holdings to around 53,000 acres in 1889 when it was purchased by William McCulloch. It remained in that families hands until 1937. The brick and granite buildings are considered historically and aesthetically significant.

As more people arrived the need for community services increased and so the township was formally surveyed in 1849. A Post Office was constructed there two years later followed by a Police Depot in 1854.

Gold was being worked successfully at Craigoir, the name given to the Pyrenees gold diggings, in the early 1850s and it was not long before thousands of prospectors flocked to the area in search of fortune.

"The attention of the public has for these last six weeks been anxiously directed to this district in order to ascertain whether there was any truth in the rumours which since the discovery of the Bathurst gold field have been circulated as to the supposition of the presence of gold in the neighbourhood of the Pyrenees mountains. . . It is certain that as soon as this discovery is known, thousands will rush out to this country, and we may expect a constant and increasing stream of emigration."

The large influx of prospectors prompted the development of local business which included the establishment of the first public house, later called the Traveller's Rest Hotel. Many saw much promise in the area and remained on as farmers or agricultural labourers.
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Brighton South, South Australia:
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75c Cook, $1 Flinders & $2 Bass Navigators postmarked on fdi 14th February 1966 at Brighton South to Seacliff Park, South Australia.
PPA tells us that Brighton South Post Office was opened on 7th November 1961 & replaced by South Brighton Post Office on 18th March 1968. That sounds something more than a simple name change, perhaps a change of location. It was then replaced by Seacliff Park on 15th January 1995.

South Brighton is a small, primarily residential suburb about 13 kms southwest of the Adelaide CBD.

Seacliff Park is a suburb of Adelaide adjacent to South Brighton, Seacliff & Marino. The Seacliff Park Post Office opened on 15 January 1995 replacing the nearby South Brighton office. I note that the neighbouring suburb of Seacliff has Post Office from 1st July 1915 until 27th November 1978.

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Elizabeth Street

Renamed from Melbourne PO 4/6/1917; renamed Melbourne PO 1/1/1964.

At the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets.

The name changes were required when the GPO was transferred to, and then back from, Spencer Street. Changed listed in September 1964 PO Guide.

Stamp Kiosk -1- Rated RRRR

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Bundalong South

Renamed from Peechelba PO 2/7/1883; closed 31/3/1966.

19 km SE of Yarrawonga.

Rated RR.

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Kangawall

Renamed from Bellinger's RO 1/3/1918; PO 1/7/1927; TO 1/8/1957; closed 13/9/1960.

30 km NE of Edenhope.

Rated RR.

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Yalca

PO 9/9/1879; closed 23/8/1957.

10 km NE of Nathalia.

Rated RR+?

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I thought I had a copy of both Yalca datestamps.

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Alas. A member recently posted this previously unrecorded unframed Yalca.

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Doctor's Flat

RO c.1907; PO 1/7/1923, provisionally closed 31/10/1953; closed 31/1/1954.

45 km N of Bruthen.

Rated R.

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Doctors Flat is a small Victorian Rural Location within the local government area of East Gippsland, it is located approximately 252kms from the capital Melbourne covering an area of 17.713 square kilometres. Doctors Flat has a recorded population of 19 residents.
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Piccadilly, South Australia:
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PPA tells us that Piccadilly Post Office opened on 1st June 1901 & closed on 31st January 1994.

Piccadilly is a small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, with a population of about 500, about 18 kms south east of Adelaide.

The Piccadilly Valley was for many decades a market gardening centre which produced food for the Adelaide and overseas market. A large part of the valley is now used for growing premium 'cool climate' grape varieties.

Piccadilly is home to the Woodhouse Scout Centre, which in addition to scout jamborees hosts school camps and various outdoor activities. :)
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Piccadilly SA post office
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Another scarce Gippsland post office crossed off the list. I go out to the pub at Newry for a Sunday lunch every now and then.

Maffra Upper

Renamed from Upper Maffra PO 1/7/1889; renamed Newry PO 1/11/1894.

10 km NW of Maffra.

Rated: RRRRR? PPA have only 1 recorded (JL30/91).

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Brooklea, Victoria:
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PPA tells us that Brooklea Post Office opened on 21st October 1915, provisionally closed on 30th May 1980 & officially closed on 16th January 1981. The postmark is 10B & is rated R.

Apart from it's postcode being 3012 any other information is proving hard to find. Other places sharing this postcode are Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham & West Footscray. WWW tells us it was 2.5 kms west of Yarraville, so I think it has been absorbed into Brooklyn.

"Brook" meaning stream & "Lea" meaning meadow conjures up a picture of a peaceful scene & maybe that was how the suburb was named. However any such stream would appear to be long gone as it was probably barrel drained by works for the Westgate Freeway.

Can anyone pinpoint the location of Brooklea a bit more precisely :?:
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WWW doesn't help much. Just says 2½ km west of Yarraville.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:WWW doesn't help much. Just says 2½ km west of Yarraville.
Correct, which puts you in the middle of Brooklyn.

Looking at the map again, if we go a little further west there is the Kororoit Creek perhaps we are closer to there :idea:
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Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria:
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PPA tells us that the Healesville Sanctuary Post Office opened on 15th November 1955 & closed on 30th April 1979. It is not clear whether the post office was within the grounds of the Sanctuary or outside.

Healesville Sanctuary, formally known as the Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary, is a zoo specialising in native Australian animals. It is located at Healesville in rural Victoria, about 52 kms east north east of Melbourne & has a history of breeding native animals. It is one of only two places to have successfully bred a platypus, the other being Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Dr Colin MacKenzie (knighted in 1929) set up the Institute of Anatomical Research in 1920 on 78 acres of land which had formerly been part of the Aboriginal reserve known as Coranderrk. The Reserve passed to the Healesville Council in 1927 and became the Sir Colin MacKenzie Sanctuary in 1934.

Healesville Sanctuary Post Office should not be confused with the Healesville Post office which held the "Sir Colin McKenzie Sanctuary, Healesville" pictorial postmark APM #5000.
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Back to Brooklea.

When I searched for the suburb I was given these co-ordinates
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That places it at a group of shops at the corner of Geelong Road and Millers Road, Brooklyn.

There was an old milk bar on the East side of Millers Road in Francis Street, beside the little caravan park that was there. When the P.O. closed in the 80's the group of shops West of Millers Road was getting quite run down. But that is your area, sort of. It could have been a little further East on Francis Streeet, just east of the cemetary..

Draytonville at the migrant hostel was quite close by.
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Thank you Paul. :)

Have driven past there many a time. Don't know whether I would be game to step out of the car there now.
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Eagle Farm, Queensland:
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Eagle Farm, Qld, 19th June 1985 pencil addressed to Wollongong, NSW.
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PPA tells us that Eagle Farm Qld Post Office opened on 28th November 1966 & closed 31st May 1995. There had be an earlier Eagle Farm post office between 1886 & 1948, presumably at a different location.

Eagle Farm is an industrial suburb of the City of Brisbane, 8.5 km north east of the Brisbane CBD, on the Brisbane River, near the Brisbane Airport, with a population of zero.

Eagle Farm first appeared as a name in 1839, identifying a cultivation area in convict era Brisbane. In 1829 Captain Patrick Logan, chose this well-watered, fertile site between the Brisbane River and Serpentine Creek to farm mostly maize, pigs and cattle. The origin of the name apparently arose from eagles being observed around the farm. By 1834 it was a women's prison farm.

Eagle Farm is today the home of the Eagle Farm Racecourse which was established here in 1865 & featured in the 2014 set of Australian Racecourse stamps:
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EAGLE FARM BUSINESS CENTRE. c2007.
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Terry The Puffin

Thank you for showing that image of the Eagle Farm Business Centre. I note that it is not listed in PPA.

Does this Post Office still exist? It doesn't show on the Australia Post website. :)
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Good question Brad. I think it may have re-located and become the Brisbane Central Business Centre at Meeandah.
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Note also that neither Eagle Farm or Doomben racecourses are located in Eagle Farm.
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March, NSW :
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1984 Australia Los Angeles Olympic cover postmarked March, NSW cds
on last day of operation of that post office - 31st July 1984.
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PPA tells us that the March Post Office opened on 1st February 1877 & closed on 31st July 1984.

March, NSW is about 9 kms north of Orange & about 264 kms west north west of Sydney. :)
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Weering

PO 1/10/1882, provisionally closed 9/4/1958; closed 31/5/1958.

8 km S of Cressy.

Rated R - RR?

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Watgania (2)

PO 22/2/1875, provisionally closed 7/10/1908; closed c.-/1/1909.

20 km SW of Moyston.

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Youanmite (2)

PO 11/4/1892; closed 31/7/1971.

23 km ESE of Numurkah.

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Yendon

Renamed from Buninyong R.S. PO 1/9/1876; closed 8/7/1978.

13 km SE of Ballarat.

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Woorndoo

PO 15/6/1866; LPO 12/5/1994.

19 km S of Lake Bolac.

Closed for an unknown period from 16/1/1996.

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Werona

Renamed from Campbelltown East PO 1/9/1882; closed 30/4/1968.

15 km NW of Daylesford.

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PO 1/10/1873; closed 29/5/1968.

10 km N of Dunkeld (2).

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Earlwood, NSW:
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Unaddressed Parade fdc QEII 3c green coil stamp cancelled Earlwood, NSW.
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Unaddressed Parade fdc QEII 4c red coil stamp cancelled Earlwood, NSW.
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Earlwood is a suburb in inner west Sydney located 10 kms south west of the Sydney central business district with a population of almost 18,000.

Earlwood began as a land grant obtained by John Parkes in 1827. John Parkes and his sons operated logging camp called Parkes Camp in 1829 later becoming known as Parkestown. The name was changed to Forest Hill around 1905-06 and changed again to Earlwood in 1918.

PPA tells us that the Post Office opened as Earlewood circa September 1925 & it was renamed Earlwood circa December 1928.

There seems to be a slight discrepancy about when Earlwood became Earlwood perhaps it was 1928 & not 1918. :? Maybe it became Earlewood in 1918 then Earlwood in 1928. :idea:
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Tarrington, Victoria:
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Unaddressed Parade fdc 5c Yellow-Tailed Thornbill cancelled Tarrington, Vic.
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Unaddressed Parade fdc Humbug Fish 7c cancelled Tarrington, Vic.
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Unaddressed Parade fdc Anemone Fish 10c cancelled Tarrington, Vic.
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Tarrington is a village in the Southern Grampians close to Hamilton with a population of 193.

Tarrington was formerly known as Bukecy or Hochkirch, named by Sorbian immigrants coming from the area of that name in Saxony, Germany. The town was settled in the early 1860s and the Hochkirch Post Office opened on 15 February 1861 (now closed and replaced by a hut that houses PO boxes) and renamed Tarrington on 1 March 1918 due to the anti-German sentiment of that time.

PPA has some extra information that while Hochkirch opened as Post Office on 15th February 1861, it closed on 1st January 1863 before re-opening on 21st January 1864. It was renamed on 1st March 1918 & became an LPO on 31st May 1994. PPA does not record a closure date & it not listed as a current post office on the Australia Post website.
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Rosella, Queensland:
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75th Anniversary of the Gould League cancelled Rosella 10th July 1985.
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PPA tells us that Rosella opened as an RO circa 1899 became at post office on 1st July 1927 & closed circa July 1931. It re-opened 1st July 1947 & closed on 29th August 1987.

Terry The Puffin tells us that this postmark with the changed postcode from 4740 to 4741 is rated 2R.

Rosella is about 940 kms north north west of Brisbane & 12 kms south of Mackay with a population of 85.
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Deviot, Tasmania:
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Nice last day cover & postmark.
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PPA tells us that Deviot opened as an RO on 1st April 1909 became a Post Office circa 1915 & closed 10th February 1984.

Deviot is located about 35 kilometres north-west of Launceston with a population of 337.

It is believed name came from a property named "Deviot House" which once existed there. The word "deviot" is believed to be a derivative of "devious".
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Mont Park, Victoria:
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Australia Post shield first decimal fdc with 5c Yellow-Tailed Thornbill &
7c Humbug Fish stamps postmarked "Mont Park, Vic"- 14th February 1966.
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PPA tells us that the Mont Park post office opened circa 1923 & closed on 28th June 1985 & the post office was within the grounds of the hospital complex.
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Mont Park Post Office circa - 1918.
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Mont Park was an area 14 km north-west of Melbourne which had several institutions for the accommodation and treatment of persons with psychiatric and related illnesses which opened in April 1912. It is now part of Bundoora and Macleod.

In 1907 the State Government acquired 12 sq km of land from the Bundoora Park & Strathallan estates, either side of Plenty Road. The purpose of the land was for the transfer of asylum facilities from Yarra Bend, Kew & Fairfield. The name Mont Park was descriptive of the locality.

Patients were employed in farming duties & worked in the gardens. Excess produce not required by other asylums was sold.

During WWI & WWII parts of Mont Park were taken over for use of the Military for convalescence.

It was closed in the late-1990s. Mont Park was closely linked with Plenty Valley Repatriation Psychiatric Hospital & Larundel Psychiatric Hospital, which both closed in the late 1990s. These sites are also being redeveloped.

The complex was served by the freight only Mont Park railway branch line from 1911 to 1964.

The empty land was used for the establishment of La Trobe University in 1967. It is now the site of Springthorpe Housing Development.
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Rogerton, Tasmania:
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Rogerton - 1st day of business 3rd April 1978.
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Rogerton - Last day of business 30th June 1978.
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PPA tells us that Rogerton opened as Roger River RO on 15th January 1917 & became a post office circa 1926. It was renamed Rogerton on 3rd April 1978 & renamed Roger River on 30th June 1978 & closed 13th April 1982.

Roger River is a small settlement at the junction of the Roger River & Brodies Roads about 20 Km south of Smithton & about 280 kms north west of Hobart. It has been a timber milling and logging area & now has a population of 59. The postal authorities made a move to change the name to Rogerton in 1978 but were not successful.
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Have added another Tumbarumba Rly Camp strike to my collection. Once again, the year of the strike is missing in the date-line. This Tobin type 2B date-stamp was used 1.5.1916 to 29.9.1917.
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Nice one Rod. :mrgreen:
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Mount Egerton/Mt. Egerton, Victoria:
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Royal fdc for Export from Australia issued 28th August 1963 on fdi with Mt. Egerton cds.

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PPA tells us that Mount Egerton opened as a post office on 1st February 1856 & closed on 30th July 1993 & also provide us with an image of the post office:
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Mount Egerton Post Office courtesy of PPA.
Mount Egerton is a historic gold mining town in Victoria located 97 kilometres north west of Melbourne with a population of almost 600.

It was named after settler George Egerton who held approximately 35,000 acres of stock farming land in 1838. The discovery of gold in 1853 by Alexander Russell & George Grell saw a gold rush in 1854 . The gold ran out in 1910.

Bushranger Captain Moonlite was a former resident of the town. :)
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Glengarry, Victoria:
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Victoria & NSW Stamp Centenary fdc, cancelled Glengarry Vic cds on fdi, 27th September 1950.
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PPA tells us the Glengarry Post Office opened on 1st January 1884 as La Trobe Railway Station & was renamed Glengarry on 1st December 1884 & became an LPO on 12th September 1994.

Glengarry is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, 165 kilometres south east of Melbourne with a population of almost 700 & was established after the railway arrived from Traralgon in 1883, 11 kms to the south. Glengarry is now a closed station on the Maffra railway line. It opened in 1883 with the construction of the line from Traralgon to Heyfield & was first named La Trobe, but was renamed Glengarry shortly after opening. :)
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Perthville, NSW:
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Royal fdc for the Centenary of South Australia stamp

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Cancelled with Perthville cds on fdi 17th October 1955.
PPA tells us that Perthville post office opened as Queen Charlotte's Vale on 1st June 1875, then became Apsley on 16th July 1880. It was renamed Perth on 1st September 1880 & renamed again to Perthville on 1st March 1908.

Perthville is located on the Central Tablelands, approximately 10 kilometres south of Bathurst & 208 kms west of Sydney. It is now considered to be a satellite suburb of Bathurst.

It is not clear where the early names of Queen Charlotte's Vale, Apsley & Perth came from, only that shortly after Federation, Perth was changed to Perthville, to distinguish it from the capital of Western Australia.

Perthville had a railway station, now closed, on the Main Western line between Bathurst and Blayney.

Campbell River Dam is now known as the Ben Chifley Dam. Construction of Ben Chifley Dam started in 1948 and was completed eight years later. It was officially opened by the Premier of New South Wales, Joseph Cahill on 10 November 1956. I suspect that the addressee was a worker on the dam.
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Rose Bay North, NSW:
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Royal fdc for the 2/- Flannel Flower stamp
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Cancelled with Rose Bay North cds on fdi 8th April 1959.
PPA tells us that the Rose Bay North post office was renamed from Diamond Bay post office on 1st September 1936. PPA also tells us that Diamond Bay post office was renamed from Rose Bay North post office on 18th June 1929. So the opening date of this post office is unclear.

The Rose Bay North post office is currently at shop 2/663 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029, which would be about the northern most point of the suburb of Rose Bay, where it adjoins Vaucluse, near the cliff top park of Diamond Bay Reserve above the rugged coasline of Diamond Bay.
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Baringhup

PO 12/2/1858; closed 31/12/1974.

10 km W of Maldon.

1 other violet recorded.

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Prairie

Renamed from Prairie R.S. PO c.-/9/1912; closed 30/6/1982.

10 km S of Mitiamo.

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Tantaraboo

PO 20/8/1878; RO 1/9/1919; PO 1/7/1927; closed 30/9/1965.

14 km NW of Kilmore.

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Gooroc

PO 17/5/1876; RO 1/9/1917; PO 1/7/1927; closed 31/10/1960.

18 km NNW of St. Arnaud.

Rated RRR. LRD

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Pompapiel

RO 7/8/1911; PO 23/4/1914; closed 10/4/1954.

10 km NE of Serpentine.

Rated RR?

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Calivil

PO 21/7/1879; closed 5/2/1982.

16 km SW of Mitiamo.

Rated S. ERD

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Woodside Camp, South Australia:
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Woodside Camp SA - Last day of business 5th February 1993.
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PPA tells us that the Woodside Camp post office opened on 9th May 1949 & closed 5th February 1993.

Woodside is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia & is between Balhannah & Lobethal, 37 kilometres east of Adelaide. It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie about 3 kilometres from the 'town centre' in Woodside, along the Nairne to Woodside road.

In the early 1920s the Australian government made a series of land purchases that were part of the establishment of an Army camp known as Woodside Camp in 1927, now known as Woodside Barracks. Throughout the interwar years, the camp was occupied by units of the Citizens Military Forces. During the Second World War, the camp was used to raise units of the Second Australian Imperial Force and a number of US Army units were also based there.

Use of Woodside declined after the war & in 1949 it was converted to a refugee reception camp, which at its height accommodated over 3,000 residents. The camp returned to military service in the early 1950s & since 1981 has only been occupied by the 16th Air Defence Regiment. :)
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