Australian Outback Services-II

27 Apr 2018  Fri

The services that come by us very easily are ‘hard-to-avail’ for the people who live in the farthest reaches of the land down under. To overcome the physical isolation of these farthest areas, there are some services to help them in emergencies and in their daily lives. The commemorative stamps of 2001 honour these services on them!

Let’s have a look at the other two stamps:
School of the Air: A service catering to the primary and early secondary education of children in remote and outback Australia where classes are typically conducted on a radio or via the internet. This 45c stamp features a young girl using the radio in the course of her study.

Postal services: Despite the advent of technologies and more recent forms of electronic communication and mail services remain crucial to remote communities. Here on a 45c stamp, we see a large-sized rural mailbox which in itself is an indicator of the importance of mail services to outback Australians.

There’s one more...stay tuned!

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