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1989 Issues
 
Australia Day
Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This design is of Sir Henry Parkes in a contemplative mood, the issue celebrates the pre-federation speech by Sir Henry at Tenterfield, New South Wales, which paved the way for the international conferences in the 1890's that led to federation.
Issued 25 January with perforation 13.33 x 13.85

945-1-1 39c Sir Henry Parkes

Sport Definitives
Series 1

Designer: Geoff Cook - Typographer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This was the first issue in the Sport series, the designs incorporate a number of sport orientated interests, popular in Australia, there were a number of reprints (listed below), also two different perforations, a booklet was also released containing 10 x 39c Fishing stamps in both perforations. 
There have been a number of Sport issues, Series 1, February, 1989 (below); Series 2, Part 1, August, 1989 (seven issues down); the $4.10 Booklet was overprinted AUSTAMP '90 Exhibition, March 1990; Series 2, Part 2, January, 1990; Series 2, Part 3, May, 1990; Series 2, Part 4, August, 1990; Series 2, Part 5, August, 1990; Series 3, August, 1991.   Reprints were, 1c, 1k 1990, 2k 1992; 2c, 2k 1991, 3k 1991, 4k 1993; 3c, 1k 1991, 2k 1995, 3k 1997; 55c, 2k 1990; 70c, 2k 1989, 3k 1991, 4k 1993; $1.10, 2k 1990, 3k 1990, the $1.10 Specimen was issued on 18 November, 1989 (but is listed below). 
I have separated the sheet stamps from the booklet stamps to avoid confusion, the booklet stamps are listed last.
(The S1.10 Specimen scan below was supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 13 February with perforation as below

946-1-1 1c Bowls, perforation 14.4 x 14;
946-1-2 1c Bowls, perforation 13.33 x 13.6;
947-1-1 2c Tenpin Bowling, perforation 14.4 x 14;
947-1-2 2c Tenpin Bowling, perforation 13.33 x 13.6;
948-1-1 3c Football, perforation 14.4 x 14;
949-1-1 39c Fishing, perforation 14.4 x 14;
949-1-2 39c Fishing, perforation 13.33 x 13.6

950-1-1 55c Kite Flying, perforation 14.4 x 14;
951-1-1 70c Cricket, perforation 14.4 x 14
952-1-1 $1.10 Golf, perforation 14.4 x 14;
952-1-1 SPEC $1.10 Golf, SPECIMEN;
949-1-3 39c Fishing, Booklet Stamp, perforation 14.4 x 14;
949-1-4 39c Fishing, Booklet Stamp, perforation 13.33 x 13.6

The Scans below could be either perforation, as that is the only difference between the images of stamps.

949-1-3a BK or 949-1-4a BK $3.90 Booklet Cover;
949-1-3 BK or 949-1-4 BK $3.90 Stamp Booklet Pane

Sheep in Australia
Designer: Keith McEwan - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This issue depicts four Australian breeds of sheep, the release coincided with the World Sheep and Wool Congress held in Launceston, Tasmania from 27 February to 6 March, the $1 Specimen was issued on 18 November, 1989 (but is listed below).
(The S1 Specimen scan below was supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 27 February with perforation 13.33 x 13.6
  
953-1-1 39c Merino;
954-1-1 39c Poll Dorset;
955-1-1 85c Polwarth;
956-1-1 $1 Corriedale;
956-1-1 SPEC $1 Corriedale, SPECIMEN

Gardens Definitive
Part 1

Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printers: CPE Australia Ltd. & the Reserve Bank of Australia
This is the first issue of Gardens, the design is a scene from the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, there were a number of garden issues, Part 1, April, 1989 (below); Part 2, September, 1989 (eight issues down); Part 3, August, 1990. (The S10 Specimen scan below was supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 12 April with perforation 14
 
957-1-1 $10 Adelaide Botanical Gardens
957-1-1 SPEC $10 Adelaide Botanical Gardens SPECIMEN

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Designer: Sandra Baker, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue celebrates the 63rd birthday of Her Majesty and shows the statue of the Queen that stands in the new Parliament House, Canberra, it was the work of John Dowie.
Issued 21 April with perforation 13.33 x 13

958-1-1 39c Bronze Statue of Her Majesty the Queen

Colonial Collection Series
Pastoral Era
Part 1

Designer: David Lancashire - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue depicts scenes from 1810 to 1850, the pastoral era, in a Se-tenant strip of five stamps, they are joined by a panorama of the Australian landscape across the top of the five stamps.  There were three parts in this series, Part 1, 10 May, 1989 (below); Part 2, 3 May, 1990; Miniature Sheet overprinted Stamp World London '90, 3 May, 1990; Part 3, 16 May, 1990; Part 4, 12 July, 1990.
Issued 10 May with perforation 14.3
 
959-1-1 39c Immigrants;
960-1-1 39c Pioneers;
961-1-1 39c Squatters;
962-1-1 39c Shepherds;
953-1-1 39c Explorers

959-1-1_963-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five

Stage and Screen
Designer: Sue Passmore - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first theatrical performance in Australia, the designs feature both on screen & off screen personalities of Australian Stage & Screen, the 39c stamp was issued with two different perforations, both the $1.00 & $1.10 stamps had SPECIMEN stamps issued on 18 November, 1989 (but they are listed below).
(Both Specimen stamp scans below were supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 12 July with perforation as below
  
964-1-1 39c Moncrieff & Rene, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
964-1-2 39c Moncrieff & Rene, perforation 13.6 x 13.33;
965-1-1 85c Chauvel & Rafferty, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
966-1-1 $1 Stewart & Williamson, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
966-1-1 SPEC $1 Stewart & Williamson, SPECIMEN;
967-1-1 $1.10 Lyle & Longford, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
967-1-1 SPEC $1.10 Lyle & Longford, SPECIMEN

Australian Impressionists
Designer: Keryn Christos - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue features works of art by artists of the golden age of Australian painting, Tom Roberts, "Impression" 1888; Arthur Streeton, "Impression for Golden Summer" 1888; Charles Conder, "All on a Summer's Day" 1888; Frederick McCubbin, "Petit Dejeuner" 1889.
Issued 23 August with perforation as below
 
968-1-1 41c Impression, perforation 13.33 x 13.8;
969-1-1 41c Impression for Golden Summer, perforation 13.33 x 13.8;
970-1-1 41c All on a Summer's Day, perforation 13.8 x 13.33;
971-1-1 41c Petit Dejeuner, perforation 13.33 x 13.8

Sport Definitive
Series 2, Part 1

Designer: Geoff Cook - Typography: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This is Part 1 of the second series with the theme of Sport, part 1 (below) is centred around one stamp with the perforation 14 x 14.4 and is imperforate on at least one edge for booklet stamps, there have been a number of Sport issues, Series 1, February, 1989 (seven issues up); Series 2, Part 1, August, 1989 (below); the $4.10 Booklet was overprinted AUSTAMP '90 Exhibition, March 1990; Series 2, Part 2, January, 1990; Series 2, Part 3, May, 1990; Series 2, Part 4, August, 1990; Series 2, Part 5, August, 1990; Series 3, August, 1991.   Reprints of this 41c stamp, 1k 1990, plus the booklet was reprinted, 1k 1990, 2k 1990, 3k 1990, 4k 1990.
Issued 23 August with perforation as below
 
972-1-1 41c Cycling, perforation 14 x 14.4;
972-1-2 41c Cycling Booklet Stamp, perforation 14 x 14.4/Imperforate

972-1-2a BK $4.10 Booklet Cover

Urban Environment
Vending Machine Folder

Typography: Carolyn Limonta, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Photography: Sally Newell
The three stamps in this issue reflect different aspects of the urban environment, the highways, railways & city buildings, the booklet was reprinted, 1k 1990, it was also overprinted with NZ '90 in gold foil for the New Zealand International Stamp Exhibition 24 August, 1990.
Issued 1 September with perforation 15½ x Rouletted

973-1-1 41c Highway Scene;
974-1-1 41c Railway System;
975-1-1 41c City Skyscape

973-1-1_975-1-1a BK $3 Booklet Cover (front & back)

973-1-1_975-1-1 BK $3 Booklet Pane

Frama Labels
Issue 6
Australian Fauna - Frilled Neck Lizard
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: Russell Bevers - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
The Frama machines have been installed in a number of locations throughout Australia, Sydney (2000), Canberra (2601), Melbourne (3000), Brisbane (4000), Adelaide (5000), Darwin (0800), Perth (6000), Hobart (7000) & Other Offices (no Postcode) values from 1c to $20.00 were able to be produced, this design, the fifth in the Australian fauna series, is the Frilled Neck Lizard, a Specimen stamp was also issued with the value of $1.10.  
There have been a number of issues of Frama Labels,
Issue 5, September, 1988;
Issue 6, September, 1989; overprinted ESSEN Stamp Fair, Germany, April, 1990;
Issue 7, September, 1990; overprinted NORPEX '91, October, 1991;
Issue 8, January, 1992; overprinted NATIONAL '92 for the Brisbane National Stamp Show, June, 1992;
overprinted PEELPEX '92, Tamworth, September, 1992; overprinted QLD '93 for the Queensland Stamp & Coin Show, June, 1993;
overprinted WAPEX '93 for the National Gold Centenary Stamp Exhibition, September, 1993;
overprinted DINO '93 for the Queensland ASDA Stamp & Coin Show, October, 1993; overprinted FAMILY '94, June, 1994;
Issue 9, September, 1994; overprinted ZOOS '94 October, 1994, overprinted AEROPEX '94 November, 1994;
overprinted CINEMA '95, June, 1995; overprinted DOWNUNDER '95, October, 1995;
Issue 10, June, 1996; overprinted Olympics '96 1996; overprinted Dolls & Bears, June, 1997;
Issue 11, October 1999; overprinted AUSTRALIA '99, March, 1999;
Issue 12, Farewell Frama, January, 2003,
the $1.10 Specimen stamp was released on 18 November, 1989 (but is listed below).
(The S1.10 Specimen below was supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 1 September with perforation Imperforate
  
976-1-1 41c Sydney 2000 postcode;
976-1-2 41c Canberra 2601 postcode;
976-1-3 41c Melbourne 3000 postcode;
976-1-4 41c Brisbane 4000 postcode;
976-1-5 41c Adelaide 5000 postcode;
976-1-6 41c Darwin 0800 postcode

 
976-1-7 41c Perth 6000 postcode
976-1-8 41c Hobart 7000 postcode;
976-1-9 41c Other Offices Imprint B32;
976-1-9a 1c Other Offices Imprint A2;
976-1-9 SPEC $1.10 Other Offices, SPECIMEN

Garden Definitives
Part 2

Designer: Jim Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printers: CPE Australia Ltd. & the Reserve Bank of Australia
This issue was released with two different perforations, 14 & 13.6 x 13.4, the two designs are from Nooroo, New South Wales, $2 & Mawarra, Victoria $5.
There were a number of garden issues, Part 1, April, 1989 (eight issues up); Part 2, September, 1989 (below); Part 3, August, 1990.  Reprints $2, 1k 1990, the $2 Specimen was released in 1993 (but is listed below), it could be either perforation.
(The S2 & $5 Specimens below were both supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 13 September with perforation as below
   
977-1-1 $2 Nooroo, New South Wales, perforation 14;
977-1-2 $2 Nooroo, New South Wales, perforation 13.6 x 13.4;
978-1-1 $5 Mawarra, Victoria, perforation 14;
978-1-2 $5 Mawarra, Victoria, perforation 13.6 x 13.4;
977-1-1 SPEC or 977-1-2 SPEC $2 Nooroo, New South Wales, SPECIMEN

978-1-1 SPEC or 978-1-2 SPEC $5 Mawarra, Victoria, SPECIMEN
978-1-1 Special $5 Mawarra, Victoria with sheet value in selvedge

50th Anniversary of Australian Youth Hostels
Designer: Priscilla Cutter - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Australian Youth Hostels Association, the youth hostel movement started in Germany in 1912.
Issued 13 September with perforation 14.4 x 14.6

979-1-1 41c Young People Outside a Hostel

Australian Historic Trams
Designer: Iain McKellar, Alex Lavroff Studios - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This issue was released in conjunction with the National Philatelic Exhibition Stampshow '89, held in Melbourne from the 11 October, a Melbourne Cable Tram was it's Logo, a booklet was also released containing 10 x 41c (982-1-1, below) stamps, the cost was $8, this included travel & entry into the Stampshow, I do not have a scan of this booklet.
Issued 11 October with perforation as below

980-1-1 41c Adelaide Horse Tram, perforation 13.33 x 13.85;
981-1-1 41c Sydney Steam Tram, perforation 13.33 x 13.85;
982-1-1 41c Melbourne Cable Tram, perforation 13,33 x 13,85;
982-1-2 41c Melbourne Cable Tram, Booklet Stamp, perforation 14.4 x 14.6/Imperforate;
983-1-1 41c Hobart Double Decker Tram, perforation 13.33 x 13.85;
984-1-1 41c Brisbane Combination Tram, perforation 13.33 x 13.85

50th Anniversary of Radio Australia
Designer: Brian Sadgrove - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
Stylised design showing radio waves emanating from Australia.
Issued 1 November with perforation 13.8 x 13.33

985-1-1 41c Radio Waves

Christmas 1989
Designer: Lynette Brown - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.
This Christmas issue has three different perforation combinations, 13.85 x 13.33 for the 36c stamp, 13.85 x 13.33/Imperforate for the 36c booklet stamp & 14.6 x 14.4 for both the 41c & 80c stamps, the designs show illuminated manuscripts of scenes of the Annunciation. the 36c, Annunciation; 41c, Annunciation to the Shepherds; 80c Adoration of the Magi, the booklet was also overprinted twice on 1 November, 1989, one for the Sydney Stampshow, the other for the World Stamp Expo, Washington (at this time I do not have a scan of either).
Issued 1 November with perforation as below

986-1-1 36c Annunciation, perforation 13.85 x 13.33;
987-1-1 41c Annunciation to the Shepherds, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
988-1-1 80c Adoration of the Magi, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
986-1-2 36c Annunciation, Booklet Stamp, perforation 13.85 x 13.33/Imperforate

986-1-2a BK $3.60 Booklet Cover