01 October 2012
Australia Post's new Wilderness Australia issue features three international stamps showing the country's most remote scenery. ...
Australia Post has issued three international stamps, designed by Janet Boschen, to share views of some of the country's most remote scenery with people overseas. The Wilderness Australia stamps were issued on 25 September 2012 and feature the Nullarbor Plain, the Daintree National Park and Cradle Mountain.
The vast Nullarbor Plain, ($1.65 value) located on the Great Australian Bight coast, is the world's largest limestone karst landscape covering an area of 270,000 square kilometres, extending 2,000 kilometres between Norseman and Ceduna. Two thirds of the Nullarbor is within Western Australia and one third is in South Australia. The name Nullarbor derives from 'no trees', but the plain is covered with bluebush and saltbush plants, hardy shrubs that are drought-resistant and salt-tolerant. Historically, the Nullarbor was used by the semi-nomadic Spinifex Wangai people.
The Daintree National Park, ($2.35 value) north of Cairns, is made up of two sections - Mossman Gorge and the Cape tribulation - and is part of the traditional lands of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. Much of the Mossman Gorge section is covered in tall, dense rainforest and supports a range of habitats and a diverse assortment of wildlife.