2011 Australia Post FDC – Antarctic Expedition

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Mint condition first day cover celebrating 100 years since the Australasian Antarctic expedition of 1911-14. If you missed its release here is a 2nd chance to add this to your collection.

Beautifully illustrated and post marked from Kingston, Tasmania it bears the full strip of 5 x 60c stamps in the series.

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History

The Australasian Antarctic Expedition was an Australasian scientific team that explored part of Antarctica between 1911 and 1914. It was led by the Australian geologist Douglas Mawson, who was knighted for his achievements in leading the expedition. In 1910 he began to plan an expedition to chart the 2000-mile long coastline of Antarctica to the south of Australia. The Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science approved of his plans and contributed substantial funds for the expedition. The remaining funds were raised by public subscription and additional donations.Accomplishments were made in geology, glaciology and terrestrial biology, unlike both of Ernest Shackleton following expeditions which produced very little science.

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

Design

Standard Australia Post First Day Cover envelope

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