12 July 2012

Great Explores…

 

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Date of Issue : 3 July 2012

This stamp issue by Australia Post commemorates two anniversaries: in 2012 it is 150 years since John McDouall Stuart returned from his overland crossing of Australia; and in 2013 it will be 200 years since Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth crossed the Blue Mountains.

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In 1813, Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth travelled through Durug and Gundungurra country to establish a route across the Blue Mountains to open up the western plains of NSW for farming and settlement. Others had attempted the crossing before, but the party's key strategy was to follow a westward-running ridge between the Western and Grose Rivers, travelling for 21 days to what became known as Mt Blaxland. Their expedition led, within a few short years, to a road across the mountains.

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Some 50 years later, Stuart became the first European to make the south-north return crossing of Australia. He left South Australia with his nine companions in October 1861, on his third attempt to cross the continent, reaching the coast at Van Diemen Gulf on 24 July 1862. Stuart raised the fl ag the following day, after first attempting to find the mouth of the Adelaide River. Turning south, the party made Adelaide on 17 December that year. Stuart's success has been attributed to his experience, his egalitarian leadership style and his lighter method of travel. His expedition eventually led to the Adelaide-Darwin telegraph, (enabling telegraphic communication with the world) and the Stuart Highway.

: Australia Post

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KRPOOR CHANDRA KULISH STAMP PRESENTED TO THE PRIME MINISTER

Chairman and Chief Editor of Rajasthan Patrika Group Mr. Gulab  Kothari presented commemorative stamp of Group founder Karpoor Chandra Kulish to the Prime Minister of India Shri Manmohan Singh on 11th July 2012. This stamp was issued on 16thMay 2012 and at that time release function was not organized by the India Post.

In a meeting organized at the Prime Minister Office at SouthBlock, New Delhi, Shri Manmohan Singh told that following the traditionsestablished by Shri Kulish, Rajsthan Patrika Group will continue to maintaintraditions of healthy and positive journalism. A book “Shabda Ved” written byMr. Kulish was also presented to the Prime Minister by Mr. Gulab Kothari.

Mr. Sachin Pilot, State Minister for Communication andfamily members of Shri Kulish were also present on this occasion.

- Sudhir Jain, Satna.

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