Friday, 24 February 2017

Norfolk Island: Kingston

On Tuesday I got three postcards: my first card from Norfolk Island, one from New Zealand and one from South Korea.

Norfolk Island is an island in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of Australia's external territories. In 1979 the island was granted limited self-government by Australia, but in 2015 the autonomy was reduced again. 

The card shows the Kingston. Kingston is the capital of Norfolk Island. It was founded in 1788 as second oldest town in Australia and was used as convict settlement until 1855. As one of the Australian Convict Sites is the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area since 2010 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The card is prepaid and another stamp was added:
Fish of the Reef (from set of eight) (issued 21-06-2010)

Thank You very much Norma!

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