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1997 Issues
 
Australia Day
Typography: Karina Weston, Australia Post Graphic Design - Offset Lithography: SNP Cambec
This issue celebrates Australia Day with the release of three stamps featuring reproductions of paintings by three Australian artists; Fred Williams O.B.E. (1927-82) (85c, Landscape '74); Brett Whitely (1939-92) (90c, The Balcony); & Lloyd Rees A.C., C.M.G. (1895-1988) ($1.20 Fire Haze at Gerringong).   This release continues the practice by Australia Post of releasing stamps featuring paintings by Australian artists, this practice started in 1992.
Issued 16 January with perforation 14 x 14.4

1340-1-1 85c Landscape '74;
1341-1-1 90c The Balcony;
1342-1-1 $1.20 Fire Haze at Gerringong
 
Australian Legends 1
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue celebrates the life and legend of Sir Donald Bradman for the first time awarded to a living Australian, the stamps were released in Se-tenant sheetlets of 10, the 45 cent stamps are a portrait of the "Don" and Sir Donald the legend in action at the crease, two stamps based on this theme were released in March, 2001 to celebrate the life of this man, the world's greatest cricketer.
Issued 23 January with perforation 14.28

1343-1-1 45c Sir Donald Bradman;
1344-1-1 45c The "Don" at the Crease;
1343-1-1_1344-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
 
Roses
Greetings Stamps
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Designer: Kate Linton - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issues theme is Greetings, with roses as the vehicle, released for St. Valentine's Day, the rose is the oldest known cultivated flower, it is believed that the practice of bestowing a red rose on one's object of affection started in France during the 18th century when King Louis XVI gave Antoinette red roses on 14 February as a token of his love, although it was supposedly Cleopatra and Mark Anthony that waded through 45 centimetres of roses that Cleopatra had arranged to welcome her love.
Issued 29 January with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1345-1-1
45c Roses
 
Roses
Greetings Stamps
Part 2, Peel & Stick

Designer: Kate Linton - Printer: SNP Cambec

This issue is the same as the above, but in Peel & Stick format, it was released in a booklet of 10 stamps.
Issued 29 January with perforation Die-cut simulated

1345-1-2 45c Roses

1345-1-2a BK $4.50 Booklet Cover
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: Hong Kong '97
Series 10, Part 1
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the Hong Kong '97, the 11th Asian International Exhibition, Hong Kong.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
Issued 12 February with perforation Die-cut simulated
     
1195-5-1 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal Hong Kong '97;
1196-5-1 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal Hong Kong '97;
1197-5-1 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal Hong Kong '97;
1198-5-1 CP 45c Koala Family, literal Hong Kong '97;
1199-5-1 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal Hong Kong '97;
1200-5-1 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal Hong Kong '97
 
Australia's Classic Cars
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Typography: Sandra Harmon, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Andrew Hopgood - Printer: SNP Cambec

This issue highlights some of Australia's classic cars, the 1934 Ford Coupe Utility was the first ute, and was designed in Geelong; the 1948 General Motors Holden 48-215 (referred to as the FX); 1958 Austin Lancer; 1962 Chrysler Valiant R series, they were released as individual stamps (in a Se-tenant page) and in a prestige booklet.   Cars in Australia were accepted very early with the Governor of Victoria being driven around Melbourne's Exhibition Gardens in a car built by the Australian Horesless Carriage Company in February 1897.
Issued 27 February with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1346-1-1 45c 1934 Ford Coupe Utility;
1347-1-1 45c 1948 G. M. H. Holden 48-215 FX
1348-1-1 45c 1958 Austin Lancer;
1349-1-1 45c 1962 Chrysler Valiant "R" Series

1346-1-1_1349-1-1 PBK $9.95 Prestige Booklet
1346-1-1_1349-1-1 SS Se-tenant Block of Four
 
Australia's Classic Cars
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Typography: Sandra Harmon, Australia Post Graphic Design  - Illustrator: Andrew Hopgood - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue is the same as the above but in peel & stick format, the booklet contains 10 stamps; 2 x 1346, plus 3 x 1347, plus 2 x 1348 & plus 3 x 1349 and was also issued in boxes of 100.
Issued 27 February with perforation Die-cut simulated
 
1346-1-2 45c 1934 Ford Coupe Utility;
1347-1-2 45c 1948 G. M. H. Holden 48-215 FX;
1348-1-2 45c 1958 Austin Lancer;
1349-1-2 45c 1962 Chrysler Valiant "R" Series

1346-1-2_1349-1-2a BK $4.50 Booklet Cover

1346-1-2_1349-1-2 BK $4.50 Booklet Pane
 
Circuses in Australia 
Designer: Cathleen Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue celebrates circuses in Australia, circuses have had a strong historical influence in Australia with the first circus performing in the Launceston amphitheatre, Van Diemen's Land on 27 December 1847, many circuses still operate in Australia to this day.
Issued 13 March with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1350-1-1 45c Queen of the Arena, May Wirth;
1351-1-1 45c Wizard of the Wire, Con Colleano;
1352-1-1 45c Circus Clowns;
1353-1-1 45c Circus Acrobats

1350-1-1_1353-1-1 SS Se-tenant Block of Four
 
Nature of Australia
Issue 2
Wetlands
Designer: Wayne Rankin, Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec with Gold Foil by Avon Graphics

This release is Issue 2 of Nature Australia, the wetlands of Kakadu National Park comprise some 4000 square kilometers of wetlands, with everything from coastal swamps, tidal flats, floodplains and waterfalls, there are four stamps in this release, the 20c, Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is one of two species of crocodile found in the Kakadu wetlands; the 25c, Northern Dwarf Tree-frog (Litoria bicolor); the $1, Big Greasy Butterfly (Cressida cressida) commonly found in the tropical wetlands; and the $10, Kakadu Wetlands, a Miniature Sheet was also released featuring the $10 stamp, it was overprinted three times that I am aware of, PACIFIC '97, San Francisco, 29 May to 8 June, 1997 (OP1); & ITALIA '98, Milan, Italy, 23 October to 1 November, 1998 (OP2) & PHILANIPPON '01, August 2001 (OP3), all listed below.
Nature of Australia has had a number of issues with many parts:
Reprints: 25c, 1k 1998; $1, 1k 1998.
Issued 10 April with perforation as below
1354-1-1 20c Saltwater Crocodile, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1355-1-1 25c Northern Dwarf Tree Frog, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1356-1-1 $1 Big Greasy Butterfly, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1357-1-1 $10 Kakadu Wetlands, perforation 14.4 x 14
1357-1-1 MS $10 Miniature Sheet, perforation 14.4 x 14
Miniature Sheet Below Issued 29 May, 1997
1357-1-1 MS OP1 $10 Miniature Sheet Overprinted Pacific '97
Miniature Sheet Below Issued 23 October, 1997
1357-1-1 MS OP2 $10 Miniature Sheet Overprinted ITALIA '98
Miniature Sheet Below Issued 1 August, 2001
1357-1-1 MS OP3 $10 Miniature Sheet Overprinted PHILANIPPON '01
 
Queen's Birthday
Designer: Phil Ellet, Cozzolino Ellet Design D'Vision - Printer: Note Printing Branch

This issue celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's 71st Birthday, the design is a stamp on stamp type, featuring a 1d stamp first released to commemorate Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Phillip,
in
November, 1947; there was also a second release August, 1948.   The practice of celebrating our sovereign's birthday began when Governor Phillip proclaimed a holiday to honour the birthday of King George III, the Queen's birthday is celebrated officially in June (October in Western Australia) although her real birth date is 21 April.   1997 marks the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Her Royal Highness.  
Australia Post has been issuing a Queen's Birthday stamp since 1980.
Issued 17 April with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1358-1-1 45c 1947 1d Princess Elizabeth reprint (stamp on stamp)
 
50th Anniversary of Lions Club
Designer: Phil Ellet, Cozzolino Ellet Design D'Vision - Printer: Note Printing Branch
This issue celebrates the Lions Club, proudly serving the Australian community for fifty years, the wording reads; Lions - We Serve.  The International Association of Lions Clubs or Lions Clubs International originated in the United States in 1917. 
Issued 17 April with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1359-1-1 45c Hands & Globe
 
Dolls & Bears
Typography: Cathleen Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing
This issue highlights some well know dolls & bears, Billie Joe by Kaye Wiggs; Woody by Jennifer Laing; Susie's Doll by Susie McMahon; Celeste by Lynda Jacobson; Bentley Bear by Helen Williams, a sheetlet of 10 was released ( but at present I do not have a copy, although the overprinted sheetlet is shown four issues down the page),
a Frama Label overprinted Dolls & Bears (shown three issues down) was also produced for the Stamp & Coin Expo, June 1997.  The sheetlet mentioned above was also overprinted for the Brisbane Stamp & Coin Expo., 7-9 June, 1997 (and is shown four issues down).
Issued 8 May with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1360-1-1 45c Billie Joe;
1361-1-1 45c Woody;
1362-1-1 45c Susie's Doll;
1363-1-1 45c Celeste;
1364-1-1 45c Bentley Bear

1360-1-1_1364-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five
1360-1-1_1364-1-1 SH $4.50 Sheetlet of 10
 
Nature of Australia
Issue 3
Wetlands Birds
Part 1, Lick & Stick

Designer: Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec

This is Issue 3, Part 1 of Nature Australia, there were four stamps in this release (all 45c), the Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea); the Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla); the Brolga (Grus rubicunda) & the Jabiru or Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus), the four were issued in Se-tenant form, all were released in Peel & Stick as well, Part 2 (next issue), Part 3 was issued in November for the International Stamp and Coin Exhibition, Shanghai '97.  
Issued 2 June with perforation 14 x 14.4

1365-1-1 45c Jacana;
1366-1-1 45c Little Kingfisher;
1367-1-1 45c Brolga;
1368-1-1 45c Jabiru

1365-1-1_1368-1-1 SS Se-tenant Block of Four
 
Nature of Australia
Issue 3
Wetlands Birds
Part 2, Peel & Stick

Designer: Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec

This is Issue 3, Part 2 of Nature Australia, there were four stamps (all 45c) released in boxes of 100, 200 & also in sheetlets of 5 & 10, Jacana; Little Kingfisher; Brolga & Jabiru, as well as the above types, two $9 trial booklets were also released, 12 February, 1998 & 1 September, 1998, the difference being the first contained two strips from boxes.  
Issued 2 June with perforation Die-cut simulated
  
1365-1-2 45c Jacana;
1366-1-2 45c Little Kingfisher;
1367-1-2 45c Brolga;
1368-1-2 45c Jabiru

1365-1-2_1368-1-2a BK1 $4.50 Booklet Cover;
1365-1-2_1368-1-2 SH $2.25 Sheetlet of Five

1365-1-2_1368-1-2 BK1 $4.50 Booklet Stamps
 
Frama Labels
Festive Frama
Overprinted
Dolls & Bears
Vending Machine Issue

Designer: S. Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd.

This label, the Festive Frama was overprinted to coincide with the Brisbane Stamp & Coin Expo 7-9 June, 1997.
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.
(This scan was supplied by Russell Walsh of California)
Issued 7 June with perforation Imperforate

1317-2-9 OP 45c Festive Frama overprinted Dolls & Bears
 
Dolls & Bears Sheetlet of 10
Overprinted
Brisbane Stamp & Coin Expo
7 - 9 June, 1997
Designer: C. Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing

This issue highlights some well know dolls & bears, Billie Joe by Kaye Wiggs; Woody by Jennifer Lang; Susie's Doll by Susie McMahon; Celeste by Lynda Jacobson; Bentley Bear by Helen Williams, the original release was on the 8 May, 1997, a sheetlet of 10 was also released, this sheetlet was overprinted for the Brisbane Stamp & Coin Expo., 7-9 June, 1997, a Frama Label Overprinted Dolls & Bears (above) was produced also for the Stamp & Coin Expo, June 1997.
Issued 8 May with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
1360-1-1_1364-1-1 SH OP Sheetlet of 10 overprinted Brisbane Stamp & Coin Expo 7 - 9 June 1997 
 
Emergency Services
Typography: S. Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Designer: Brian Sadgrove - Printer: McPherson's Printing

This issue highlights four areas of Emergency Response, vital to saving lives; the 45c State Emergency Service, 45c Police Rescue, $1.05 Fire Brigade & the $1.20 Ambulance Service, the first two (both 45c) were also issued in Se-tenant form.
Issued 10 July with perforation 13.86 x 14.62

1369-1-1 45c SES Disaster Victim Evacuation;
1370-1-1 45c Police Helicopter Rescue Hiker;
1371-1-1 $1.05 Rapid Response Saves Homes;
1372-1-1 $1.20 Ambulance Dash Saves Lives
 
Merino Sheep
Designer: Christopher Shurey - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue celebrates the introduction of Merino sheep to Australia, the Macarthur family were instrumental in introducing Merino sheep (originally bred in Spain) to Australia, they first purchased Merino stock raised in South Africa in 1796, the issue also highlights an innovation Merino wool has been used in, the design of the George Peppin stamp derived from Peppin Heritage Centre & the design of 'Pepe' chair stamp by MAP, the Pure New Wool logo used on the stamp designed by IWS.
Issued 7 August with perforation 13.86 x 14.62
  
1373-1-1 45c George Peppin Junior;
1374-1-1 45c "Pepe" Chair;
1373-1-1_1374-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
1373-1-1_1374-1-1 SH Sheetlet of 10
 
The Dreaming
Designer: Miranda Coombes - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issues stamps are images from four animations from The Dreaming series: Dumbi the owl, based on a story by David Mowaljarlai of the Hibiscus people, originally from the Prince Regent River area in north Western Australia; The Two Willy-Willies, a story told by Josie Boyle from the desert people of the Wongi tribe; How Brolga Became a Bird, told by Pauline McLeod, a story from the Mutti Mutti people of Lake Mungo, NSW; and Tuggan Tuggan (Silky Oak), a story told by Oodgeroo Noonuccal from Stradbroke Island.  This issue was also an Australian first as it was printed using Hexachrome ink (six colours) & stochastic screening.
Issued 21 August with perforation 14.28

1375-1-1 45c Dumbi the Owl;
1376-1-1 $1 The Two Willy-Willies;
1377-1-1 $1.20 How Brolga Became an Owl;
1378-1-1 $1.80 Tuggan Tuggan
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: STAMPEX
Series 10, Part 2
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the STAMPEX 1997, South Australian Philatelic Council Exhibition, Adelaide.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
Issued 22 August with perforation Die-cut simulated
    
1195-5-2 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal STAMPEX;
1196-5-2 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal STAMPEX;
1197-5-2 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal STAMPEX;
1198-5-2 CP 45c Koala Family, literal STAMPEX;
1199-5-2 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal STAMPEX;
1200-5-2 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal STAMPEX
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: Congress
Series 10, Part 3
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the Stamp Congress 1997, South Australia State Philatelic Council Anniversary Exhibition .  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
These images courtesy of Steve Irwin Stamps - Quality Australian & New Zealand Stamps Online 
Issued 27 September with perforation Die-cut simulated
 
1195-5-3 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal CONGRESS;
1196-5-3 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal CONGRESS;
1197-5-3 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal CONGRESS;
1198-5-3 CP 45c Koala Family, literal CONGRESS;
1199-5-3 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal CONGRESS;
1200-5-3 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal CONGRESS
 
Prehistoric Animals of Australia 
Wildlife of Ancient Australia
Typography: Lynda Warner - Illustrator: Peter Schouten - Printer: SNP Cambec

This issue highlights five prehistoric animals found in & around Australia, released in a sheetlet of 10, Rhoetosaurus brownei (Australia's biggest Dinosaur); Mcnamaraspis kaprios; Ninjemys oweni; Paracyclotosaurus davidi & the Woolungasaurus glendowerensis.
Issued 1 October with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
    
1379-1-1 45c Rhoetosaurus brownei;
1380-1-1 45c Mcnamaraspis kaprios;
1381-1-1 45c Ninjemys oweni;
1382-1-1 45c Paracyclotosaurus davidi;
1383-1-1 45c Woolungasaurus glendowerensis

1379-1-1_1383-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Five
1379-1-1_1383-1-1 SH Sheetlet of 10
 
Creatures of the Night
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Stamp Collecting Month
Typography: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Peter Gouldthorpe - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue focuses on a number of Australian Creatures of the Night, the Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus); the Brown Antechinus (Antechinus stuartii); the Dingo (Canis lupus dingo); the Barking Owl (Ninox connivens); the Spotted-tail Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) & the Yellow-bellied Glider (Petaurus australis), the first three were released in Se-tenant form, the next two in a Se-tenant pair, this pair was also released in Peel & Stick, & all 6 were released in a Miniature Sheet with a different perforation.   A number of other 'creatures' are also listed although not on the stamps, but on the miniature sheet namely the Marbled Velvet Gecko (Oedura marmorata); the Diamond Python (Morelia spolota spilota), the Huntsman Spider and a number of flying bats.
Issued 1 October with perforation as below

1384-1-1 45c Platypus, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1385-1-1 45c Brown Antechinus, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1386-1-1 45c Dingo, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1387-1-1 45c Barking Owl, perforation 14.6 x 13.86;
1388-1-1 45c Spotted-tail Quoll, perforation 14.6 x 13.86;
1389-1-1 45c Yellow-bellied Glider, perforation 14.4 x 14
 
1384-1-1_1386-1-1 SS Se-tenant Strip of Three, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1387-1-1_1388-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair, perforation 14.6 x 13.86

1384-1-2_1389-1-2 MS Miniature Sheet, perforation 14.4

1384-1-2 45c Platypus, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14.4;
1385-1-2 45c Brown Antechinus, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14.4;
1386-1-2 45c Dingo, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14 x 14.4;
1387-1-2 45c Barking Owl, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14.4;
1388-1-2 45c Spotted-tail Quoll, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14.4;
1389-1-2 45c Yellow-bellied Glider, Miniature Sheet stamp, perforation 14.4
 
Creatures of the Night
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Stamp Collecting Month
Typography: S. Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: P. Gouldthorpe - Printer: SNP Cambec

This part of the issue was only released in boxes of 100 & in a booklet of 10, using two of the six above stamps, the Barking Owl & the Spotted-tail Quoll.
Issued 1 October with perforation Die-cut simulated

1387-1-3 45c Barking Owl;
1388-1-3 45c Spotted-tail Quoll

1387-1-31388-1-3a BK $4.50 Booklet Cover
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: SALISBURY
Series 10, Part 4
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the Salisbury '97.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
The image below is without Literal, but listed to show design.
Issued 12 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
Currently I do not have these scans
    
1195-5-4 CP Red Kangaroo, literal SALISBURY;
1196-5-4 CP Kangaroo & Joey, literal SALISBURY;
1197-5-4 CP Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal SALISBURY;
1198-5-4 CP Koala Family, literal SALISBURY;
1199-5-4 CP Koala on Ground, literal SALISBURY;
1200-5-4 CP Koala in Tree, literal SALISBURY
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: NOARLUNGA
Series 10, Part 5
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the NOARLUNGA '97, Noarlunga & District Philatelic Exhibition.  This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
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Issued 18 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
 
1195-5-5 CP 45c Red Kangaroo, literal NOARLUNGA;
1196-5-5 CP 45c Kangaroo & Joey, literal NOARLUNGA;
1197-5-5 CP 45c Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal NOARLUNGA;
1198-5-5 CP 45c Koala Family, literal NOARLUNGA;
1199-5-5 CP 45c Koala on Ground, literal NOARLUNGA;
1200-5-5 CP 45c Koala in Tree, literal NOARLUNGA
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: FREMANTLE
Series 10, Part 7 
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the Fremantle 97, Western Australian National Stamp Show.   This issues designs are basically the same as Series6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
The image below is without Literal, but listed to show design.
Issued 23 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
Currently I do not have scans
    
1195-5-7 CP Red Kangaroo, literal FREMANTLE;
1196-5-7 CP Kangaroo & Joey, literal FREMANTLE;
1197-5-7 CP Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal FREMANTLE;
1198-5-7 CP Koala Family, literal FREMANTLE;
1199-5-7 CP Koala on Ground, literal FREMANTLE;
1200-5-7 CP Koala in Tree, literal FREMANTLE
 
Australian Wildlife
Counter Printed Peel & Stick
literal: ST. PETERS
Series 10, Part 6
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Graphic Design – Printer: Permara Labels
This issue of Counter Printed stamps were produced at the St. Peters 97, South Australian Stamp & Coin Fair.   This issues designs are basically the same as Series 6, Part 2, but the stamps are longer with any value from 45c to $100 available & the identifying post office/Exhibition printed on the stamp.
There have been a number of Counter Printed stamps in this design, starting at Series 7; Series 7, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1994;Series 8, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1995; Series 9, part 1, issued June, 1996; Series 10, parts 1 through 6, issued during 1997; Series 11, parts 1 through 4, issued during 1998; Series 12, parts 1 through 7, issued during 1999; Series 13, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2000; Series 14, parts 1 through 4, issued during 2001; Series 15, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2002; Series 16, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2003; Series 17, parts 1 through 7, issued during 2004; Series 18, parts 1 through 3, issued during 2005; Series 19, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2006 & Series 20, issued during 2007, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 21, issued during 2008, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 22, parts 1 & 2, issued during 2009; Series 23, parts 1 through 5, issued during 2010; Series 24, during 2011, (I am not aware of any at present); Series 25, part 1, issued March 2012.
Series 7 onward are all the Counter Printed range, as although they are the same basic designs as series 6, the stamps are longer and a literal is printed at the bottom for the different Expo’s or stamp shows, making them individual stamps in their own right.
The image below is without Literal, but listed to show design.
Issued 26 October with perforation Die-cut simulated
Currently I do not have scans
    
1195-5-6 CP Red Kangaroo, literal ST PETERS;
1196-5-6 CP Kangaroo & Joey, literal ST PETERS;
1197-5-6 CP Eastern Grey Kangaroos, literal ST PETERS;
1198-5-6 CP Koala Family, literal ST PETERS;
1199-5-6 CP Koala on Ground, literal ST PETERS;
1200-5-6 CP Koala in Tree, literal ST PETERS
 
Breast Cancer Awareness
Designer: Lynda Warner - Printer: SNP Cambec
This issue brings Breast Cancer to the forefront, everyone has been or will by touched in some way by this terrible problem in one form or another.
Issued 27 October with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1390-1-1 45c Breast Cancer Awareness
1390-1-1 SH Sheetlet of 10
 
Christmas 1997
Part 1, Lick & Stick
Typography: Cathleen Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Photographer: Jacqui Henshaw - Printer: SNP Cambec

This issue was released with three stamps celebrating Christmas, the designs come from a Nativity play put on by children with, 40c, Two young girls as Angels; 45c, features a smiling Mary with Baby Jesus; $1, Three richly robed Kings (Wise Men) bearing gifts.
Issued 3 November with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

1391-1-1 40c Two Young Girls as Angels;
1392-1-1 45c Smiling Mary with Baby Jesus;
1393-1-1 $1 Three Wise Men
 
Christmas 1997
Part 2, Peel & Stick
Typography: Cathleen Bryant, Australia Post Graphic Design - Photographer: Jacqui Henshaw - Printer: SNP Cambec
This Peel & Stick issue celebrating Christmas was only released using the 40c stamp (Two young girls as Angels) in an $8 Booklet of 20 stamps.
Issued 3 November with perforation Die-cut simulated

1391-1-2 40c Two Young Girls as Angels

1391-1-2a BK $8 Booklet Cover
 
Nature of Australia 
Issue 3
Wetland Birds
Part 3, Lick & Stick
Special Miniature Sheet

Overprinted 

International Stamp & Coin Exhibition, Shanghai '97
Designer: Rankin Bevers Associates - Printer: SNP Cambec
This release is Issue 3, Part 3 of Nature Australia and was produced & overprinted for the Shanghai '97 International Stamp & Coin Exhibition, using two of the four stamps released 2 June, 1997, the Brolga & the Jabiru. (1367 & 1368) in Se-tenant form.  
Issued 19 November with perforation 14.4 x 14

1367-1-1_1368-1-1 SH OP 90c Se-tenant Sheetlet
overprinted International Stamp & Coin Exhibition, Shanghai '97