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Australian States - Long Gully Sa Postcard

 
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Posted 11/15/2011   04:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampgal to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this at a fleamarket at the weekend. I'm very pleased as its my first Australian States stamp on piece.
Long Gully is a few km south east of Adelaide, and Woodville, where the recipient lives, is a northern suburb of Adelaide. I imagine it was an outlying village in those days.
I can't make out a date.
I wonder if he ever got his trousers?


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Posted 11/15/2011   05:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jealous, jealous,
Great postcard, wish I could find something like that.
Horamakhet
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Posted 11/15/2011   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I don't recall ever going to long gully,
it may be, part of waterfall gully, if so
a very popular holiday destination near Adelaide.

Gold in South Australia

South Australia's earliest goldrush was sparked by William Chapman when he discovered gold near Echunga in 1852. Prospectors then moved west over Chapel Hill and into Long Gully. In 1868 the news of a rich strike at Jupiter Creek just to the south of this area attracted over 1,000 people in the first few weeks. A mining township with two stores, a hotel, a wineshop and huts was established on the hill above Long Gully.




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Posted 11/15/2011   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Your postmark is a roller cancel
franking a 1d rosine qv

perf 13 1898 to 1903
perf 12x11.5 1904-1906

I reckon we cxan see the 4 of 1904
that would be my guess.
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Posted 11/15/2011   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I think you're right, 1904.
Thanks for the extra info too!
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Posted 11/16/2011   07:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

To most of the world Stampgal, a CV of about 50c
but to a collector from South Australia, $15-$20?

Local Perth Postcards at our auctions, always attract strong bidding.
What I find most attractive in your postcard
are the hand hewn Jarrah road posts, beautiful.

They are still around in Western Australian country,
but are greyed with age (like the rest of us :)
and the "tongue and groove" construction is warped, shrivelled
and loose.
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