Monday, 5 July 2010

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM AUSTRALIA

My Brazilian friend Daniel spending vacation in Australia and New Zealand sent me this Australian postcard from Auckland. The Kiama Lighthouse was established on January 1st, 1887 in Kiama, New South Wales, Australian east coast. Situated on the round apex of Blowhole Point, the 15 m (51 ft) round cylindrical concrete-clad brick tower stands from the sea level to the light at a height of 224 ft. The principal Keeper's House was destroyed by vandals in the 1920s. The 1-story assistant Keeper's House, used for many years as a residence for harbor pilots, is now a museum and visitor centre.
On July1st, 2009 New Zealand Post produced a set of six self adhesive Scenic Definitive stamps, covering some of New Zealand’s favorite scenic locations. The $1.80 stamp depicts a view of Russell’s port. The historic township of Russell (once known as Kororareka) was New Zealand’s first permanent European settlement and sea port. It was also the country’s first capital, but today it’s a Bay of Islands holiday town, with an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars.

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