Thursday, 10 September 2015

NORFOLK ISLAND - Territory of Norfolk Island/ Teratri of Norf'k Ailen

Norfolk Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, 1,412 kilometres directly east of mainland Australia's Evans Head, and about 900 kilometres from Lord Howe Island. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. Together with two neighboring islands, it forms one of Australia's external territories. It has 2,300 inhabitants living on a total area of about 35 km2 . Its capital is Kingston. 
In 1901, the island became a part of the Commonwealth of Australia. The evergreen Norfolk Island pine is a symbol of the island and thus pictured on its flag

Finally Norfolk Islands reached into my cover collection . Even though they are the part of Australia, Their philatelic bureau issues own stamps , most of them are very beautiful with flora and fauna. And it is one of the main income of the island. Norfolk Island soon become as the part of Australia, like Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island, so in future we can expect their stamps as 'Norfolk Island Australia'. Thank You Dwinita for the beautiful stamps.

This is Norfolk Island post office. From July 2016 onwards Norfolk Island post will become the part of Australia Post. So the new stamps will as Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) islands , The territory name with Australia. These photos taken by my good friend David during his visit in Norfolk islands.

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