Indigenous Culture Postage Stamps from Australia Post

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indigenous_stamp Australia Post has released a new Postage Stamp series titled “Indigenous Culture”. The stamps reproduce indigenous art from five living indigenous artists from works held in our public collections.

Four of the paintings are by women artists.

The artists and communities where they lived are:

  • Judy Napangardi Watson – Yuendumu NT
  • Tjuruparu Watson – Irrunytju (Wingellina) WA
  • Jan Billycan – Bidyadanga WA
  • Elaine Russell – Lake Cargelligo NSW
  • Nura Rupert – Ernabella SA
  • Visit one of my local indigenous controlled art centres here

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    Robbo

    Robbo is a pharmacist working with a very remote Aboriginal Health Service in the deserts of Western Australia. + Andrew Robbo Roberts

    5 thoughts on “Indigenous Culture Postage Stamps from Australia Post”

    1. Fantastic Philatelic tribute to Indigenous Australian culture. Great to see. I hope will be able to find the set when I visit Australia. I’ve always loved stamps and have a little collection. Thanks for posting!

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    4. Hello, I was searching for a particular stamp and came across your blog and was wondering if you could help me? The stamp was designed by an Aboriginal artist Shane Kennedy some twenty years ago and depicted Lake Mungo, it was part of a series designed by Aboriginal artists from various tribes. Shane was given an award for his design and would like to be able to track down this stamp to show his grandchildren and if possible purchase it for them to keep. Any help you may be able to give would be much appreciated.
      Sincerely, Nette Hill

      1. G’day Nette
        I don’t know the stamps you are talking about. 20yrs ago is about 1993? There are a few Indigenous stamp sets available on Ebay from 1993 http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1993-Aboriginal-Australia-stamp-pack-australia-post-/281120133381?pt=Australian_Stamps&hash=item417410d105 and http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1993-Aboriginal-artists-Australia-Dreamings-stamp-pack-australia-post-/281120133442?pt=Australian_Stamps&hash=item417410d142 Would they include the stamp you mentioned?
        Best of luck in your search

        cheers

        Robbo

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