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Hi BigSaint,

The typeface is quiet different to, Australia must have progress a bit in 1 year 😂😂😂😂

BigSaint wrote: 09 Oct 2022 01:31
Interesting Desmond & Scrute. I will have to check the other issues I have from that time period.

Thanks for showing me. :D
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I am a little light on for the "Souvenir of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprints in 1977 but here is what I have:
Famous Australians stamps fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 10th November 1976 with &quot;Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souvenir&quot; correctly spelled.<br /><br />This was the last Australian stamp issue of 1976
Famous Australians stamps fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 10th November 1976 with "Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souvenir" correctly spelled.

This was the last Australian stamp issue of 1976
Performing Arts stamps fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 19th January 1977 with &quot;Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souveneir&quot; incorrectly spelled.<br /><br />This was the first Australian stamp issue of 1977 with a new printing font for the offending overprint.
Performing Arts stamps fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 19th January 1977 with "Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souveneir" incorrectly spelled.

This was the first Australian stamp issue of 1977 with a new printing font for the offending overprint.
&quot;Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souveneir&quot; incorrectly spelled.
"Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souveneir" incorrectly spelled.
50th Anniversary of the ACTU stamp fdc  postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 9th May 1977 with &quot;Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souveneir&quot; incorrectly spelled.
50th Anniversary of the ACTU stamp fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 9th May 1977 with "Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souveneir" incorrectly spelled.
&quot;Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souveneir&quot; incorrectly spelled.
"Souveneir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souveneir" incorrectly spelled.
Australian Day stamp fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 10th November 1976 with &quot;Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement&quot; overprint with &quot;Souvenir&quot; correctly spelled.<br /><br />This was the first Australian stamp issue of 1978 &amp; with a new font for the overprint.
Australian Day stamp fdc postmarked Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement fdi - 10th November 1976 with "Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprint with "Souvenir" correctly spelled.

This was the first Australian stamp issue of 1978 & with a new font for the overprint.
So it appears that the overprint used for 1977 had the incorrectly spelled "Souveneir" which wasn't corrected because nobody noticed or nobody cared. :roll:
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I have one more of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement cancel on the Christmas 1978 FDC.

The overprint (without typo) is the basic “Souvenir of Pioneer Settlement” type.
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Greg

Please add this one to the horse racing fdc.

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Hi BigSaint,

And all this started because of me posting a picture to show how different my 1977 Aust SJ Pioneer Settlement FDI FDC was compared to your two. Strange how it appears to have only happened in 1977, must have been a good New Year's party 😁
I posted it on my thread but no one said anything, it was only when I posted it on yours it was spotted easier.

BigSaint wrote: 09 Oct 2022 10:35
I am a little light on for the "Souvenir of the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement" overprints in 1977 but here is what I have:
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So it appears that the overprint used for 1977 had the incorrectly spelled "Souveneir" which wasn't corrected because nobody noticed or nobody cared. :roll:
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A gift from Stampboarder Kim from Murray Bridge:
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and inside
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Auburn NSW - 18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Auburn NSW - 18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Merrylands NSW - 18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Merrylands NSW - 18th October 1978
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BigSaint wrote: 29 Sep 2014 17:10 A recent acquisition from Stampboarder, Michael Eastick:
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Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement - overprinted "Souvenir of Pioneer Settlement".
Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement - overprinted &quot;A Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement - overprinted "A Souvenir of Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
A bit of a mystery why two different overprints for the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement.

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Hi BigSaint,

I wonder if the same is the case with the 1977 Australia Silver Jubilee FDI Pioneer Settlement FDC's, the two different overprints. I have the one with the spelling mistake.
I have only seen one for mine upto now, but something to watch out for.
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Desmond

I doubt it. It looked like it changed on 18th October 1978.

There have been a number changes to the Swan Hill overprint over the years & at one stage they seemed to change annually. The big question here is why did it change "mid-issue".

However just because I haven't seen something doesn't mean it doesn't exist, so don't let me stop your search.

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Perhaps there were two overprints being applied at the same time?

Does anyone know how the overprints were applied?

Private hand-stamp/s, on-site printer/s, off-site printer/s?
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A pick up at Brighton Philatelic Society last Tuesday night:
1978 Hors Racing fdc postmarked South Yarra Vic fdi postmark - 18th October 1978
1978 Hors Racing fdc postmarked South Yarra Vic fdi postmark - 18th October 1978
South Yarra is an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, 4 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melbourne and Stonnington local government areas. South Yarra recorded a population of 25,028 at the 2021 census.

The area east of Punt Road is in the City of Stonnington and the area to the west is in the City of Melbourne.

The main shopping region of South Yarra runs along Toorak Road and Chapel Street. Trade along these two arteries are focused on trendy and upmarket shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and cafe culture. The area of South Yarra centred along Commercial Road was for several decades one of Melbourne's gay villages.

South Yarra is also home to some of Melbourne's most prestigious residential addresses. Residential land price records (per square metre) have been set by properties in Domain Road, Walsh Street and Fairlie Court.

The area was settled by European settlers in the 1830s, around the time of the establishment of Melbourne. During the 1840s, it became popular with wealthy citizens of Melbourne as a suburban retreat from the town. Several large houses were built and, together with neighbouring Toorak, it maintained its upper-class reputation into the post-World War II period. South Yarra Post Office was open briefly in 1854, then reopened on 21 June 1858.


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From an eBayer in Queensland
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And Inside:
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Beecroft NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Beecroft NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
And it came with this "matching" cover
1981 Sporting Personalities fdc postmarked Beecroft NSW fdi - 18th February 1981
1981 Sporting Personalities fdc postmarked Beecroft NSW fdi - 18th February 1981
Beecroft is a suburb in the Northern Sydney region of Sydney, New South Wales, 22 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire and City of Parramatta.

Beecroft resides the upper section of Lane Cove National Park, and is one of the oldest established suburbs in New South Wales. The suburb is notably affluent, and is characterised by leafy streets and large federation homes on big blocks of land.

Beecroft was orchard country before its suburban development. The railway arrived in 1886 and Sir Henry Copeland, Minister of Lands, conducted a survey of the area to determine its suitability as a residential area. He named the suburb after the maiden name of his two wives, Hannah and Mary Beecroft, (two sisters he married in succession). Their names are also remembered through the respective naming of the suburb's east-west streets; Hannah Street, Copeland Road and Mary Street. Beecroft Post Office opened on 10 February 1890.[4] Due to the strength of the temperance movement in Beecroft at that time there have never been any hotels in Beecroft. The bushland and amenity of Beecroft has been largely preserved due to the efforts of the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust which has been very active since its inception in 1958.

The BCHG was founded in 1987 by local history enthusiasts to record the history of Beecroft and Cheltenham and to collect and preserve photos and other historical information relative to the area. Since 2005 the BCHG has been part of the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust. In 1995 a book covering the history of Beecroft and Cheltenham up to 1914 was published. In 2004 a book on walks around the district was published. In 2005 a book about the Beecroft Children’s Library was published.

The majority of commercial activity conducted in Beecroft is concentrated within a couple of blocks. Although not large by Sydney standards, it is nonetheless important in servicing the suburb and its immediate area, including neighbouring suburbs such as Cheltenham and Epping. The commercial area is located between Beecroft Road and Beecroft railway station. In keeping with the spirit of the traditional heritage, Old English is used throughout as the typeset of the Beecroft Village arcade. Hannah Street, the suburb's main commercial street, underwent a significant beautification upgrade in 2005.


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Phoenix says Beecroft opened as a Receiving Office on 10th February 1890 & became a Post Office on 21st August 1895.

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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
1978 Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Northam WA &quot;Wheat Silos&quot; pictorial fdi postmark (APM#7990) - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Northam WA "Wheat Silos" pictorial fdi postmark (APM#7990) - 18th October 1978
Details from Oz Pictormarks:
Northam PO WA 6401 APM#7990 introduced 1st November 1979
Northam PO WA 6401 APM#7990 introduced 1st November 1979
Well I am not sure what happened here but it cannot have been introduced on 1st November 1979 when it was used on the Horse Racing fdc on 18th October 1978.

A quick review of what is on eBay tonight show many fdcs before Colleen's date of 1st November 1979 as first day of use but none before 18th October 1978. :D
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An acquisition last night at the Brighton Philatelic Society from a founding member of the Italian Philatelic Society:
Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Atherton Qld fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Atherton Qld fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
Atherton is a rural town and locality in the Tablelands Region. In the 2016 census, Atherton had a population of 7,331.

Atherton is on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland about 80 kms south west of Cairns & about 1700 kms north west of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway.

Atherton is joined by the Gillies Highway to Yungaburra, the Kennedy Highway north to Mareeba and south to Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet, the Malanda Road to Malanda and the Herberton Road to Herberton.

The town was named after John Atherton, a pioneer pastoralist who settled at Mareeba (then known as Emerald End) in 1875. The area was formerly known as Priors Pocket or Priors Creek. It was named Atherton by Falconer West Hutton, the surveyor who prepared the town layout on 11 May 1885.

Atherton Post Office opened by 1903 (a receiving office had been open since 1889).

The Atherton War Memorial commemorates local residents who died in World War I. It was dedicated on 1 May 1924 by the Tinaroo Shire chairman, Frederick Grau. It is the only war memorial in Queensland of a digger in an animated pose, It was originally located in the middle of the street adjacent to where the ANZ bank is now located, but was later moved to the park outside the old Atherton RSL sometime after the 1950s.


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Another pick up at the Brighton Philatelic Society last night:
Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Thomastown Vic cds postmark on fdi - 18th October 1978.<br /><br />Australia Post list a fdi postmark for Thomastown but I am yet to see this one, so this will serve as a space filler till I find one.
Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Thomastown Vic cds postmark on fdi - 18th October 1978.

Australia Post list a fdi postmark for Thomastown but I am yet to see this one, so this will serve as a space filler till I find one.
Thomastown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, 16 kms north of Melbourne's central business district, located within the City of Whittlesea local government area. Thomastown recorded a population of 20,234 at the 2021 census.

Thomastown is known for sharing its area with Westgarthtown, a historical settlement.

History and development

Thomastown came into existence in 1848 when the John Honniball Thomas and Mary née Hartnell family bought 106 acres, the land north of Melbourne for market gardening. Two years later, William Westgarth bought land north of Thomas' holding, which he made way for German settlers.

Thomastown Post Office opened on 9 June 1862.

The Thomastown area attracted many farmers and much horse-racing until World War II. In 1889, the Epping railway line opened and milk production and distribution grew during the 1930s when a German dairying family formed the Pura Dairy, ultimately to expand into Preston and became Metropolitan Dairies Pty. Ltd. In 1947, a housing co-operative was formed 2 km. north in the suburb of Lalor. Soon, residential development began at Thomastown. While German settlers already call this area home, more settlers moved in, mostly Italians, Yugoslavs and Greeks. In 1961 St. Clare's Primary School opened, followed by Thomastown Secondary College and then Thomastown West Primary School.

Modern Thomastown

Thomastown has a strip shopping centre in High Street parallel to the Thomastown Railway Station, a shopping centre corner of Edgars Road and Main Street and shops on Settlement Road and Dalton Road, plus various shopping strips east of the train station. Thomastown Secondary College is located on Main Street, adjacent to Thomastown West Primary School, Thomastown Recreational and Aquatic Centre (TRAC) and Thomastown Library which is managed by Yarra Plenty Regional Library. Thomastown East has a grid street configuration, predating the later configuration in Thomastown West which protects residential streets from through traffic. On the south of Thomastown there are numerous factories and an electricity terminal station, near the Metropolitan Ring Road / Northern Ring Road. There is also the Hume Freeway, which is west of Thomastown.

Thomastown railway station

Thomastown railway station opened on 23 December 1889. It was originally a single platform railway station located on High Street between Main Street and Spring Street. Thomastown railway station is directly linked to the City via the Mernda line. In 2011, the station was upgraded. A second platform, 310 parking spaces for cars, and a pedestrian overpass to cross over to the second platform were all added as were lifts for the disabled and new Myki card systems which replaced the old ticket system.


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Another acquisition from Brighton Philatelic Society but it was not first day.
Opening of Parliament House souvenir cover with 35c Bernborough stamp postmarked with Parliament House pictorial postmark - 1st November 1978.
Opening of Parliament House souvenir cover with 35c Bernborough stamp postmarked with Parliament House pictorial postmark - 1st November 1978.
Unusual the Bernborough 35c stamp was used rather than the 20c Tulloch (local letter rate stamp). :)
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Hi BigSaint,

Any of the below any use?
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Hello Desmond

Thank you for looking for me. I very much appreciate it.

Sadly I have all of those.

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BigSaint wrote: 16 Jan 2023 09:58 Hello Desmond

Thank you for looking for me. I very much appreciate it.

Sadly I have all of those.

Regards

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PS Could you please email me your address. :D
Hi BigSaint,

I have sent you a private email through here, with address details, not sure if you received it.
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Hi Desmond

Yes received. Thankyou :D
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Hi BigSaint,

Not sure if you have the attached it's a Tasmania one:-
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Thank you for looking out for me Desmond, very much appreciated.

Yes I have Moonah Tasmania. :D
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I couldn't resist this Tulloch maxi-card when I saw it on eBay from our man up Upwey way:
1978 Horse Racing Maxi Card for Tulloch postmarked Glenelg SA fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
1978 Horse Racing Maxi Card for Tulloch postmarked Glenelg SA fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
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A couple of Tulloch 20c with nice pictorial postmarks came my way from an eBayer in Tassie:
Kookaburra Souvenir cover with 20c Tulloch stamp postmarked with James Stirling Founder of Swan River Colony pictorial postmark - 9th March 1979.
Kookaburra Souvenir cover with 20c Tulloch stamp postmarked with James Stirling Founder of Swan River Colony pictorial postmark - 9th March 1979.
Kangaroo Souvenir cover with 20c Tulloch stamp postmarked Sydney Showgrounds &quot;Easter Show&quot; pictorial postmark - 6th April 1979
Kangaroo Souvenir cover with 20c Tulloch stamp postmarked Sydney Showgrounds "Easter Show" pictorial postmark - 6th April 1979
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Not normally collected by me this way, but it looked nice:
1978 Horse Racing Maxi Card for Tulloch postmarked Glenelg SA fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
1978 Horse Racing Maxi Card for Tulloch postmarked Glenelg SA fdi postmark - 18th October 1978.
James Cook University (JCU) is a public university in North Queensland, Australia. The second oldest university in Queensland, JCU is a teaching and research institution. The university's main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns and Townsville, and one in the city state of Singapore. JCU also has study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay, Thursday Island and Rockhampton. A Brisbane campus, operated by Russo Higher Education, delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international and domestic students. The university's main fields of research include environmental sciences, biological sciences, mathematical sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, technology and medical and health sciences.

During the 1970 Royal Visit to Australia, the royal family were driven to the site of Queensland's newest university, the James Cook University, Townsville campus. In the presence of many dignitaries, HRH Queen Elizabeth II formally granted autonomy to North Queensland's new educational institution.

Phoenix says the Post Office opened here on 1st March 1973.


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From an eBayer in Queensland:
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And inside:
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Hamilton NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Horse Racing fdc postmarked Hamilton NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
Hamilton is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. The main commercial centre is located around Beaumont Street and boasts a vibrant multicultural atmosphere providing an array of restaurants, retail, fashion and commercial outlets along with day-to-day services such as pharmacies, banks, florists, hairdressers, fruit shops and delicatessens.

Hamilton became a Municipality on 11 December 1871 and was named in honour of Edward Terrick Hamilton, who was the Governor of the board of directors of the Australian Agricultural Company (AA Co) from August 1857 to September 1898. The AA Co. was instrumental in the growth of the area, operating the mines and owning most of the land.[2]

The discovery of coal near St Peter's Church in the area known as Cameron's Hill marked the beginnings of the township of Hamilton (originally known as Pittown, Borehole or Happy Flat). A borehole was sunk and a shaft was completed in 1849 which was known as the D Pit or borehole. Pittown was located in the vicinity of today's Beaumont street to service the needs of the miners and their families.

Phoenix says the Hamilton Post Office opened as Bore Hole PO 1/1/1861then closed 29/8/1861, re-opened as a PO 12/5/1862 & was renamed Hamilton PO 1/8/1872.


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BigSaint wrote: 20 Aug 2014 00:03 About 10 or so years ago, Stampboarder Nightwatchman, suggested that I take on this task of collecting as many of these 1978 Horse Racing FDCs with different first day of issue postmarkers that I could.

I currently have around 250. While I would prefer the cachet to be the Australia Post one below that is not as important as the postmark. If members have any they would like to part with that I don't have please reply.

You could say I am collecting the A to Z of horse racing. :)

From "Aberdeen Street":
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To "Zillmere"
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I have a list of fdi post offices from the Philatelic Bulletin so I will over the next few days list the ones I know that I don't have. The Australia Post list is not 100% accurate as I do find post offices that are not on the list.

While I am doing these please feel free to post images of those that you have & I will check whether I have them.

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Thanks Didge

But I now have Ulverstone Tas.

Thank you for looking for me.

Regards Brad :D

PS It probably time I posted an updated list of what I have. :idea:
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Brad,

Any of these any good to you Brad?

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Didge

Thank you for looking out for me:
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They were a bit hard for me to read but I think they are Mackay, Melbourne Philatelic Bureau, Dromana, Shepparton, Rosanna, Rockdale, Northam, Sale, Bendigo, Melbourne, Greenacres, Toorak, Alice Springs & Box Hill.

If I have read them correctly then I have them all. If I misread any please let me know. Thank you once again for looking for me.

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All correct Brad. Sorry I could not help. Tim
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A gift from Stampboarder towradji:
1978 Australian Horse Racing fdc postmarked Croydon Vic fdi - 18th October 1978.
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A new acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
Australia Post fdc with Australian Horse Racing stamps postmarked with Ashgrove Qld fdi postmark - 18th October 1978
Australia Post fdc with Australian Horse Racing stamps postmarked with Ashgrove Qld fdi postmark - 18th October 1978
Ashgrove is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland. In the 2016 census, Ashgrove had a population of 13,039.

Ashgrove is located approximately 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) by road north-west of the Brisbane GPO. Ashgrove is a leafy residential suburb characterised by its hilly terrain and characteristic Ashgrovian houses built in the early 20th century. While many of the surrounding suburbs have seen an increase in the number of residential apartments built in the past decade, Ashgrove remains predominantly a suburb of detached single dwelling houses, with many old Queenslander homes in the area.

Dorrington (originally named the suburb of Oakleigh until 1946) and St Johns Wood were suburbs in their own right until they were absorbed into Ashgrove in 1975. To this day these neighbourhood names are still in common use, as many residents still associate their residence locations with these former names.

The first sales of freehold land commenced in 1856, and ceased in 1875 when all available land was sold. Soon after sale of land stopped, the first school (the Ashgrove State School) and post office was established. Phoenix says it opened as a PO 1/1/1877 but closed circa October 1907 before re-opening as a PO on 20/5/1929.

In 1924, the tram line was extended from Red Hill, Queensland to Ashgrove, along Waterworks Road, connecting the suburb with the rest of Brisbane. The tram line closed on Monday 5 August 1968.


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This one arrived from an eBayer in NSW & it was one that had not been listed by Australia Post:
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1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked West Ryde NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked West Ryde NSW fdi - 18th October 1978
West Ryde is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. West Ryde is located 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Ryde and is part of the Northern Sydney region.

Ryde, North Ryde and East Ryde are separate suburbs. The suburbs of Denistone, Denistone West, Meadowbank and Melrose Park share the 2114 postcode with West Ryde.

West Ryde is an extension of Ryde, which was named after the 'Ryde Store', a business run by G.M. Pope. He adopted the name from his birthplace of Ryde on the Isle of Wight, UK.

West Ryde is one of 16 suburbs that form the City of Ryde. The City of Ryde is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the centre of Sydney and occupies most of the land between the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers.

Phoenix says the West Ryde Post Office on 1st December 1914.


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A recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Glenroy Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Glenroy Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
Phienix says Glenroy PO 22/10/1888; closed 25/8/2023.

Glenroy is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Merri-bek local government area. Glenroy recorded a population of 23,792 at the 2021 census.

Glenroy is located in the northwest of the City of Merri-bek, and is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, the Moonee Ponds Creek in the west, New Road, Victoria Street and Rhodes Parade in the south and West Street, Hilton Street, Box Forest Road and the Upfield railway line in the east.

Prominent features include the private Northern Golf Club, a major retail district centred on the Glenroy railway station and the Northern Memorial Park extension to the Fawkner General Cemetery.

The Glenroy Estate bounded by the Moonee Ponds Creek, Camp Road, the Northern Golf Club (inclusively) and Rhodes Parade, was purchased in Sydney in 1838 by speculators Hughes and Hosking. The Camerons may have owned it as part of a Run before survey or just leased it from the speculators, and are credited with giving Glenroy its name. However, Donald Angus Kennedy, who bought the estate in the mid-1840s, bestowed the name according to his 1864 obituary in The Argus. Kennedy's mother was Grace (née Cameron).

Initial development in the area started with a small settlement around the North East railway line at the end of the 19th century, with the Glenroy Post Office opening on 22 October 1888.

After World War II, significant development occurred when organisations such as Australian National Airways, the War Services Homes Commission and the Housing Commission of Victoria developed large areas of Glenroy. Residential development continued rapidly through the 1950s, and a Glenroy East Post Office opened in 1958 (closing in 1977).

Glenroy is served by three railway stations at which Metro Trains operate services to and from the Melbourne CBD. Glenroy and Jacana stations are located on the Craigieburn line in the west of the suburb, whilst Gowrie station is located on the Upfield line, which forms part of the suburb's eastern boundary.


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Another recent acquisition from Stampboarder towradji:
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Box Hill Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Box Hill Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of the city's Central Business District (CBD), located within the City of Whitehorse local government area. Box Hill recorded a population of 14,353 at the 2021 census.

Founded as a township in the 1850s, Box Hill grew over the following century into a small city with its own CBD, its own municipality in the former City of Box Hill, and its own suburbs, including Box Hill North and Box Hill South.

Phoenix says:

Box Hill PO 1/2/1861; replaced by Box Hill Business Centre BC c.-/10/1991.
Box Hill Business Centre Replaced Box Hill BC c.-/10/1991.
Box Hill Central PO 12/11/1990 closed 26th May 2023

Phoenix entries re Box Hill are a little confusing but none of these post offices exist in Box Hill today. I will have to discuss with Woody next time I see him. The first day of issue postmark was used at the Box Hill post office from 1972 to 1980. Exactly when that post office closed I can't be sure but it would be reasonable to assume it was "combined with" Box Hill Central.


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Obtained from a Brighton Philatelic Society uncatalogued auction:
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Fitzroy Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Fitzroy Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km (1.9 mi) north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Yarra local government area. Fitzroy recorded a population of 10,431 at the 2021 census.

Planned as Melbourne's first suburb in 1839, it later became one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status, in 1858, then known as Fitz Roy. It occupies Melbourne's smallest and most densely populated area outside the CBD, just 100 ha.

Fitzroy is known as a cultural hub, particularly for its live music scene and street art, and is the main home of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Its commercial heart is Brunswick Street, one of Melbourne's major retail, culinary, and nightlife strips. Long associated with the working class, Fitzroy has undergone waves of urban renewal and gentrification since the 1980s and today is home to a wide variety of socio-economic groups, featuring both some of the most expensive rents in Melbourne and one of its largest public housing complexes, Atherton Gardens.

Its built environment is diverse and features some of the finest examples of Victorian era architecture in Melbourne. Much of the suburb is a historic preservation precinct, with many individual buildings and streetscapes covered by Heritage Overlays. The most recent changes to Fitzroy are mandated by the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy, in which both Brunswick Street and nearby Smith Street are designated for redevelopment as Activity centres.

The suburb was named after Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, the Governor of New South Wales from 1846 to 1855. It is bordered by Alexandra Parade (north), Victoria Parade (south), Smith Street (east) and Nicholson Street.

Formed in 1883, the Fitzroy Football Club, an Australian rules football club, went on to play in the Victorian Football League (now known as the Australian Football League). From 1884 until 1966, Brunswick Street Oval was its primary home ground, even after the club stopped playing games at the venue, the Brunswick Street Oval still remained the primary training and administrative base of the Fitzroy Football Club in the VFL until 1970.

The club had some early success before relocating its home games several times and finally running into financial difficulties in the 1980s, forcing it to merge its AFL operations with the Brisbane Bears at the end of 1996, to form the Brisbane Lions.

The club keeps strong ties within the Fitzroy community, keeping a social club at the Royal Derby Hotel for Victorian Lions fans, and maintaining links with the Fitzroy VAFA team by sponsoring a men’s and women’s player each season.


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Fitzroy (1) Renamed from East Collingwood PO 11/1/1860; closed 15/11/1865.
Fitzroy (2) RH 2/2/1874; PO 10/9/1877.
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Also obtained from a Brighton Philatelic Society uncatalogued auction:
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Moe Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Moe Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
Moe is a town in the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria. It is approximately 130 kilometres (80 miles) east of the central business district of Melbourne, 45 kilometres (30 miles) due south of the peak of Mount Baw Baw in the Great Dividing Range and features views of the Baw Baw Ranges to the north and Strzelecki Ranges to the south. At June 2018, Moe had an estimated urban population of 16,812 (including Newborough).

Moe is a navigation point and stopover for tourists en route to Erica, the historic goldfields township of Walhalla, the Walhalla Goldfields Railway and Mount Baw Baw. Lake Narracan is nearby, and Moe is home to the annual Moe Cup horse races, the Moe Jazz Festival and the recreated historic settlement Old Gippstown.

A small gold discovery was made in 1852. The small settlement on the Narracan Creek was a stopover en route to the Walhalla goldfields further north. A Post Office opened on 17 March 1862.

In 1878 the Shire of Narracan was proclaimed, and the railway arrived from Morwell. Moe railway station was a key station, with a roundhouse, and connections to the now-closed Walhalla, Thorpdale and Yallourn lines, The town was surveyed in 1879. Moe was declared a city in 1963.


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Phoenix says Moe PO 17/3/1862.
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Also obtained from a Brighton Philatelic Society uncatalogued auction:
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Springvale Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Springvale Vic fdi - 18th October 1978
Springvale is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Greater Dandenong local government area. Springvale recorded a population of 22,174 at the 2021 census.

Springvale is a large suburb occupying 11.2 km2 (4.3 sq mi), bounded by Westall Road to the west, Princes Highway and Police Road to the north, the Springvale Crematorium and Corrigan Road to the northeast, Heatherton Road to the south and Lawn Road to the southeast. Springvale is linked to the Melbourne CBD by Monash Freeway via the Ferntree Gully Road exit to the suburb's northwest.

In the 1840s, Springvale was the residence of Christian Ludolph Johannes De Villiers; a South-African leader of the Native Police. De Villiers founded an inn 'No-Good-Damper' in the area which was infamous for bushranger attacks. No-Good-Damper was named for the practice of locals killing Aboriginal people by lacing sacks of flour with poison; some Aboriginal people chose to steal flour for food as settlers displaced them from their hunting grounds.

In the 1850s, a Spring Vale Hotel was built by Matthew Bergin near a newly surveyed route between Oakleigh and Dandenong at what is now the intersection of Princes Highway and Springvale Road. However, it did not develop into a settlement. Nearby, a blacksmith shop and a rest house for travellers was established by the Young Family.

The first Springvale Post Office opened on 12 September 1864 and closed in 1892. This office had been superseded by Springvale Railway Station office (opened 1887) which was renamed Springvale in 1902. A Springvale North Post Office was also open between 1946 and 1978.

In 1886, land was subdivided near the railway station and the area began to grow.

The clearest indication of postwar residential growth occurred in the early 1960s when Rockman's Shopwell department store was built, and later when shops on the east side of Springvale Road were removed for road widening. Housing growth was rapid and estates with made roads and services replaced unserviced subdivisions. The new Sandown Racecourse site was opened in 1961 for both horse and motor-car racing.

Springvale was once a city in its own right, but a local government boundary reshuffle in December 1994, saw part of the municipality amalgamated into the City of Greater Dandenong and the rest merged into the new City of Kingston.

On the north of the Princes Highway is the Springvale Crematorium and Necropolis. Next to the Crematorium is an area of housing and the original Springvale primary school near where Centre and Springvale Roads cross Princes Highway.

The suburb is mostly residential, although some small industrial areas are scattered through the suburb's northwest and northeast. Eastern Springvale contains Springvale Crematorium and Necropolis, one of Melbourne's three main cemeteries, and the Sandown motor raceway.


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Springvale (1) PO 12/9/1864; closed 1/6/1866.
Springvale (2) PO 5/7/1867; closed 8/8/1892.
Springvale (3) Renamed from Springvale R.S. PO 20/10/1902.
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A gift from Mr Puffin.
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Caloundra Qld fdi - 18th October 1978
1978 Australian Horse Racing stamps fdc postmarked Caloundra Qld fdi - 18th October 1978
Caloundra is a coastal town in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland & is 90 kilometres (55.9 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district. Caloundra is accessible from Landsborough railway station, 21 kilometres (13.0 mi) away, and the Caloundra bus station. Caloundra marks the coastal northern extent of the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Caloundra Head was previously known as Petrie Point and Point Wickham (or Wickham Point). Point Wickham takes its name from John Clements Wickham, who did a hydrographic survey of the northern section of Moreton Bay in 1846 and was later the Government Resident of Moreton Bay from 1853 to 1859.[8] Point Wickham was in use by 1860, where it was noted on official maps. In an 1892 map it is named "Caloundra Head (Wickham Point)" and at some time later the use of Caloundra Head became dominant and the use of the name Point Wickham seems to have discontinued.

With its proximity to beaches, the area became popular with tourists and a number of hotels and guest houses were set up to accommodate them.

During World War II, the area became key to Australian defence due to defensive positions along the beaches. Radar stations and machine gun pits were mounted, and Australian and US armed forces came to the area. From the early 1950s onwards, Caloundra experienced a boom in development and population, and by 1968, it had come to dominate the Shire of Landsborough so completely that the council chambers were relocated to Caloundra.


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Phoenix says Caloundra RO c.1890; PO c.1919.

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WCS 1978 Australian Horse Racing stamp 20c Tulloch fdc postmarked Koolunga SA cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
WCS 1978 Australian Horse Racing stamp 20c Tulloch fdc postmarked Koolunga SA cds on fdi - 18th October 1978
WCS 1978 Australian Horse Racing stamp 20c Tulloch postmarked Koolunga SA cds - 3rd May 1979
WCS 1978 Australian Horse Racing stamp 20c Tulloch postmarked Koolunga SA cds - 3rd May 1979
Koolunga (postcode 5464) is a town in the Mid North of South Australia. According to the 2016 Australian Census, the population of the town and surrounding area is approximately 200. The town is 64 km (40 mi) south east of Port Pirie, 33 km (21 mi) south of Crystal Brook & 46 km (29 mi) north west of Clare.

On 5 March 1846, John Hope applied for a land occupation licence covering what is now the township. Koolunga township was established in the 1880s beside the Broughton River near the ford known as "Hope's Crossing". The town was surveyed for the government by W.G. Evans on 30 August 1875 and the first lots of land went on sale on 7 October 1875. Koolunga is believed to be a Ngadjuri (Aboriginal) word meaning "red banks", with reference to the banks of the Broughton River east of Hope's Crossing.

By the early twentieth century, Koolunga had a general store, a hotel, post office, butcher shop, town hall, church, and a garage. However, by the end of the century, the general store, post office, and butcher shop had closed and been turned into residential properties.

There was a railway station named Koolunga on the Gladstone railway line, later renamed to Boucaut station, but this was 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southeast of the town and the railway did not pass through the town of Koolunga.
The main economic activities of the town and surrounding area are cereal and canola cropping, with sheep husbandry to a lesser extent.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koolunga,_South_Australia

Phoenix says Koolunga PO c.1875. Phoenix does not record a closure of the post office while Wikipedia says the post office has closed. The Australia Post website record that there is a CPA operating in Koolunga at 18 Sixth Street, KOOLUNGA, SA, 5464
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Phienix says Glenroy PO 22/10/1888; closed 25/8/2023.

Glenroy is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Merri-bek local government area. Glenroy recorded a population of 23,792 at the 2021 census.

Glenroy is located in the northwest of the City of Merri-bek, and is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, the Moonee Ponds Creek in the west, New Road, Victoria Street and Rhodes Parade in the south and West Street, Hilton Street, Box Forest Road and the Upfield railway line in the east.

Prominent features include the private Northern Golf Club, a major retail district centred on the Glenroy railway station and the Northern Memorial Park extension to the Fawkner General Cemetery.

The Glenroy Estate bounded by the Moonee Ponds Creek, Camp Road, the Northern Golf Club (inclusively) and Rhodes Parade, was purchased in Sydney in 1838 by speculators Hughes and Hosking. The Camerons may have owned it as part of a Run before survey or just leased it from the speculators, and are credited with giving Glenroy its name. However, Donald Angus Kennedy, who bought the estate in the mid-1840s, bestowed the name according to his 1864 obituary in The Argus. Kennedy's mother was Grace (née Cameron).

Initial development in the area started with a small settlement around the North East railway line at the end of the 19th century, with the Glenroy Post Office opening on 22 October 1888.

After World War II, significant development occurred when organisations such as Australian National Airways, the War Services Homes Commission and the Housing Commission of Victoria developed large areas of Glenroy. Residential development continued rapidly through the 1950s, and a Glenroy East Post Office opened in 1958 (closing in 1977).

Glenroy is served by three railway stations at which Metro Trains operate services to and from the Melbourne CBD. Glenroy and Jacana stations are located on the Craigieburn line in the west of the suburb, whilst Gowrie station is located on the Upfield line, which forms part of the suburb's eastern boundary.


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Re: WTB Australia 1978 Horse Racing FDC - by POs, A-Z

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A recent acquisition from an eBayer in WA:
Postmarked upon receipt at Cheltenham - 10th May 2024.
Postmarked upon receipt at Cheltenham - 10th May 2024.
And inside:
Australia 1978 Horse Horseracing B&amp;W Photo Photograph Proof Print.
Australia 1978 Horse Horseracing B&W Photo Photograph Proof Print.
:D
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
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