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Australian War Memorials on New Postage Stamps

21 Apr 2018  Sat

Australia Post’s five-year A Century of War series concludes with a final set that features war memorials. Memorials and silhouettes of Australian military service personnel are featured on the stamp. One of the stamps features Tomb of the Unknown Australia Soldier in Canberra, in Hall of Memory at the Australia War Memorial. The tomb was built in memory of 23,000 Australian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in WWI but their bodies were never recovered and returned.

Other stamps feature Cobbers Statue at the Australian Memorial Park in Fromelles, France; the Avenue of Honour at Ballarat, Australia; the Darwin Cenotaph; and the Legacy Memorial at Melbourne. All of them are denominated $1.

A Century of War series included a set dedicated to the Australian Defence Force that was released in 2014. The War Animals set was issued in 2015, the Vietnam War set was out in 2016, and Women in War set was issued in 2017.

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