Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Norfolk (1798)

Date of Issue: August 19, 1967
Scott #: 104

The Norfolk is a sloop built in 1798, was the only ship built on Norfolk Island during its first period as a convict settlement. Later in 1798 she was used by Matthew Flinders and George Bass in their circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land (the original name used by Europeans for the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia), proving its island status and the existence of Bass Strait.

Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kasinath,you are providing wonderful and detail piece of information on stamps ,it is tempting me to start one of mine own :)


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