This special stamp issue celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Burke and Wills expedition which was the first South to North crossing of the Australian continent.
The ill fated Burke and Wills expedition left Melbourne on 20th August 1860, for the Gulf of Carpentaria.
These intrepid explorers were hoping to be the first Europeans to cross the Australian continent from the south to the north. This they achieved but the return journey ultimately ended in tragedy. Never the less the heroic efforts of these 2 men and their party was to become a part of Australian folklore and the history that built our country.
This envelope has a small mark on the lower left front but is otherwise perfect.