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Australian Antarctic Territory (A.A.T.)
The Australian Antarctic Territory is a Territory of Australia, any stamps issued under this territory are valid for postage anywhere within Australian waters.  The A.A.T. was first gazetted on 16 March, 1933, the acceptance act was passed on 13 June, 1933, it was then proclaimed on 24 August 1936 giving Australia the area as one of it's territories.  Australia has post offices on Macquarie Island and it's base camps, there have been a number of base camps, not all continuing to be used, bases were setup at the Mawson, Davis, Casey, Wilkes sites, Mount Henderson and on both Macquarie and Heard Island, the first stamp for the A.A.T. was issued in 1957 with the different sites having the stamps issued at different times due to a number of reasons, this practice continued until the late 1990's.    All numbers listed below would have a A.A.T. suffix if listed elsewhere within this catalogue.
 
Antarctic Territorial Map
Original Designer: T. Lawrence - End Designer: G. Lissenden - Engraver: G. Lissenden - Printing by Recess
This stamp shows three men left to right, Peter Shaw (Meteorologist), Phillip Law (Director, Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs) and Doctor Arthur Gwynn (Ornithologist) to the left of a map of the Australian Antarctic area.   This stamp was first issued on 27 March, 1957 in Australia, then 11 December, 1957 at Macquarie Island, 1 February, 1958 at Wilkes Base, 6 February, 1958 at Davis Base and 18 February, 1958 at Mawson Base.
Issued on 27 March 1957 with perforation 14½ x 14¾
1-1-1AAT 2/- Blue Men & Map
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Part 1
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engravers: Frank D. Manley 5d & 2/3d; G. Lissenden 8d & 1/- - Printing by Recess, overprinting  Typographed
Two stamps in this release required changes before they could be issued as the postal rates rose after printing, so the original 4d brown became 5d and the 7½d Blue became 8d both being overprinted, they were never issued in their original values, the perforations are listed with the stamps.  The stamps are; 5d Brown T. W. Edgeworth David, Douglas Mawson & Alastair Forbes MacKay at the South Magnetic Pole, 1909; 8d Blue A.N.A.R.E Weasel (snow tractor) near Mount Henderson Base; 1/- Blue/Green Dog Sled and Team with Ytterskjera Iceberg in Background; 2/3 Green Emperor Penguins, with the exception of the first stamp in this release all have a map of Antarctica shown.   This stamp was first issued on 16 February, 1959 in Australia, then 26 December, 1959 at Macquarie Island, 20 January, 1960 at Davis Base, 10 February, 1960 at Mawson Base and 13 February, 1960 at Wilkes Base.
Issued 16 February, 1959 with perforations as shown below
  
2-1-1AAT 5d Brown (overprinted) Edgeworth David, Mawson & McKay, perforation 14½ x 14¾;
3-1-1AAT 8d Blue (overprinted) A.N.A.R.E Weasel, perforation 14½ x 14
4-1-1AAT 1/- Blue/Green Dog Sled & Team /Ytterskjera Iceberg, perforation 14 x 14½;
5-1-1AAT 2/3 Green Emperor Penguins, perforation 14 x 14½
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Part 2
Designer: Frank D. Manley - Engraver: Frank D. Manley - Printing by Recess
The overprinted 5d stamp in part 1 was re-issued here with the 5d value engraved and a colour change.   This reprinted stamp was first issued on 5 July, 1961 in Australia, then 6 December, 1961 at Macquarie Island, 10 January, 1962 at Wilkes base, 20 January, 1962 at Davis Base and 30 January, 1962 at Mawson Base.
Issued 5 July, 1961 with perforation 14½ x 14¾
2-1-2AAT 5d Blue David, Mawson & McKay
 
50th Anniversary 1911 Antarctic Expedition
Designer: P.E. Morriss - Engraver: P.E. Morriss - Printing by Recess
The image on this stamp is based on an unpublished portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorer and leader of the 1911 expedition.   This stamp was first issued on 18 October, 1961 in Australia, then 6 December, 1961 at Macquarie Island, 10 January, 1962 at Wilkes Base, 20 January, 1962 at Davis Base and 30 January, 1962 at Mawson Base.
Issued 18 October, 1961 with perforation 14½ x 15
6-1-1AAT 5d Grey/Green Sir Douglas Mawson
 
The pre-decimal issues were used in all areas of the Antarctic until new supplies of the decimal issues arrived in the 1966/67 summer season.
 
Antarctic Decimal Issues 
Part 1
Designer: John Mason - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia, Melbourne
With the onset of Decimal currency, new stamp issues were required, the issued stamps were: 1c Aurora Australis & Camera Dome; 2c Banding Penguins; 4c Ship & Iceberg; 7c Measuring Snow Strata; 10c Wing Gauges; 15c Weather Balloon; 20c Helicopter; 25c Radio Operator; 50c Ice Compression Test; $1 Parahelion ('Mock Sun').   This set was first issued on 28 September, 1966 in Australia, then 11 December, 1966 at Macquarie Island, 9 February, 1967 at Wilkes Base, and 16 February, 1967 at Mawson Base.
Issued 28 September, 1966 with perforation as shown below
7-1-1AAT 1c Aurora Australis & Camera Dome, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
8-1-1AAT 2c Banding Penguins, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
9-1-1AAT 4c Ship & Iceberg, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
10-1-1AAT 7c Measuring Snow Strata, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
11-1-1AAT 10c Wind Gauges, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
12-1-1AAT 15c Weather Balloon, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
  
13-1-1AAT 20c Helicopter, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
14-1-1AAT 25c Radio Operator, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
15-1-1AAT 50c Ice Compression Test, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
16-1-1AAT $1 Parahelion ('Mock Sun'), perforation 13.33 x 13.56
 
Antarctic Decimal Issues 
Part 2
Designer: John Mason - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia, Melbourne
This stamp was an addition to the previous release due to changes in the postal rate.   The stamp was first issued on 25 September, 1967 in Australia, then 4 December, 1968 at Macquarie Island, 13 January, 1969 at Mawson Base, 8 February, 1969 at Wilkes and Casey Bases the 20 February, 1969 at Davis Base.
Issued 4 September, 1967 with perforation 13.56 x 13.33
17-1-1AAT 5c Branding Elephant Seal Pups
 
10th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty
Designer: John Mason, Melbourne - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia, Melbourne
This pair of stamps celebrate the Antarctic Treaty, the two stamps are 6c Sastrugi, the name given to the wave-like ridges of snow, formed by wind action & the 30c Pancake Ice, Pancake Ice is created when sections of ice break up and collide with other sections in the Polar swells, the motif shown on both stamps is the emblem of the Antarctic Treaty.  Approximately 98% on the continent is covered with ice in some places up to 15,000 feet thick, there are indications forests once grew here, and allowing for the theory that the continent was once joined to Australia, India, South America & Africa.   This pair were first issued on 23 June, 1971 in Australia, then 23 November, 1971 at Macquarie Island, 27 December, 1971 at Mawson Base, 13 January, 1972 at Davis Base & 17 January, 1972 at Casey Base.
Issued 23 June, 1971 with perforation 13.33 x 13.56

18-1-1AAT 6c Sastrugi;
19-1-1AAT 30c Pancake Ice
 
200th Anniversary of Captain Cook's
Circumnavigation of Antarctica
Designer: John Mason, Melbourne - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia, Melbourne
This release celebrates Cook's circumnavigation of Antarctica, it was twelve months after his first voyageJames Cook set of on this journey to find a continent that did not exist, many beleived it did, they called it Terra Australis Incognita, but the Admiralty was anxious to prove or disprove the theory, for this adventure Cook was given two ships, the Resolution (which he commanded) and the Adventure captained by Tobias Furneaux.   The pair were first issued on 19 September, 1972 in Australia, then 19 November, 1972 at Macquarie Island, 24 December, 1972 at Mawson Base, 3 January, 1973 at Davis Base & 22 January, 1972 at Casey Base.
Issued 13 September, 1972 with perforation 13.33 x 13.56

20-1-1 7c Captain Cook, Sextant & Compass;
21-1-1 35c Chart & HMS Resolution
 
Antarctic Food Chains & Explorers Aircraft
Designers: George Browning - Food Chains; Ray Honisett - Aircraft - Printing by Photogravure
This release explores the Antarctic food chain, and also lists a number of the aircraft used from 1928 to 1337.  The issue was released on 15 August, 1973 in Australia, then 29 November, 1973 at Macquarie Island, 30 December, 1973 at Mawson Base, 10 January, 1974 at Davis Base & 31 January, 1974 at Casey Base.
Issued 15 August, 1973 with perforation as shown below
  
22-1-1AAT 1c Plankton, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
23-1-1AAT 5c Mawson's D.H. Gypsy Moth 1931, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
24-1-1AAT 7c Adelie Penguin, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
25-1-1AAT 8c Rymill's D.H. Fox Moth 1934-37, perforation 13.56 x 13.33
  
26-1-1AAT 9c Leopard Seal, perforation 13.33 x 13.56; 
27-1-1AAT 10c Killer Whale, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
28-1-1AAT 20c Albatross, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
29-1-1AAT 25c Wilkins' Lockheed Vega 1928, perforation 13.33 x 13.56

30-1-1AAT 30c Ellsworth's Northrop Gamma 1935, perforation 13.56 x 13.33;
31-1-1AAT 35c Christensen's Avro Avian 1934, perforation 13.33 x 13.56;
32-1-1AAT 50c Byrd's Ford Tri-Motor 1929, perforation 13.56 x 13.33; 
33-1-1AAT $1 Perm Whale, perforation 13.56 x 13.33
 
50th Anniversary of First Flight over South Pole
by American Richard Byrd
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Asher & Co
The first flight over the South Pole was completed by Richard Byrd (1888-1957) on 29 November, 1929, he had three companions with him, Bernt Balchen, Harold June & Ashley McKinley.   This pair of stamps were first issued on 20 June, 1979 in Australia, then 24 October, 1979 at Macquarie Island, 30 January, 1980 at Davis Base, 13 January, 1980 at Mawson Base & 9 February, 1980 at Casey Base.
Issued 20 June, 1979 with perforation 15.50 x 15.38

34-1-1AAT 20c Byrd, Aeroplane & Map of Antarctica;
35-1-1AAT 55c Byrd, Aeroplane & Mountains
 
Ships of the Antarctic
Part 1
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Asher & Co
There were three parts to this release, this is the first, the second was on 25 May, 1980, while the third was on 9 September, 1981, this set of stamps are the 5c M.V. Thala Dan, she was built in 1957 at the Aalborg Yard in Denmark; the 20c R.R.S. Discovery II, she was built in 1929 at Port Glasgow, Scotland; the 25c S.S. Endurance, this ship had an very short life, in August 1914 she sailed for the Antarctic, she was caught in pack ice in the Weddell Sea off Caird Coast, the expedition escaped to Elephant Island, then watched over the next ten months as she broke up and sank in late November, 1915; the 30c S.S. Fram, she was built in 1893 under the direction of the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen and architect Colin Archer, in 1910 Roald Amundsen sailed her to the Antarctic, she is currently preserved outside Olso, Norway; the last is the 55c S.Y. Discovery, she was built in 1901, she was captained by R. F. Scott for her first voyage to the Antarctic and is currently moored on the Thames River in London.   This set was first issued on 29 August, 1979, then on 24 October, 1979 at Macquarie Island, 3 January, 1980 at Davis Base, 13 January, 1980 at Mawson Base & 9 February at Casey Base.
Issued 29 August, 1979 with perforation as shown below
 
36-1-1AAT 5c M.V. Thala Dan, perforation 13 x 13.33;
37-1-1AAT 20c R.R.S. Discovery II, perforation 13.33 x 13;
38-1-1AAT 25c S.S. Endurance, perforation 13 x 13.33;
39-1-1AAT 30c S.S. Fram, perforation 13.33 x 13;
40-1-1AAT 55c S.Y. Discovery, perforation 13 x 13.33
 
Ships of the Antarctic
Part 2
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Asher & Co
There were three parts to this release, this is the second, the first was on 29 August, 1979, while the third was on 9 September, 1981, the ship listed below as the S.Y. Nimrod was in fact the relief ship Morning, a wrong photograph was supplied to Australia Post during the production, the incorrect stamp was withdrawn on 31 March, 1981.  The stamps are the 1c S.Y. Aurora, she was built in Dundee, Scotland in 1876; 15c S.Y. Nimrod (the pic shown is the Morning), this stamp was removed from sale on 31 March, 1981 and replaced in part 3 issued on 9 September; 22c R.Y.S. Terra Nova, she was built in 1884; 35c M.S. Nella Dan, she was built in 1961, at 5.42 pm on 24 December 1987, she was sunk in deep water off Macquarie Island after grounding on rocks in Buckles Bay; $1 H.M.S. Resolution, she was built in 1770, and started as the Marquis of Granby, then renamed the HMS Drake in 1771, when she was purchased by the Royal Navy, with a further name change to the Resolution on 25 December, 1771, her fate is unknown.     This set was released on 21 May, 1980, then on 27 October, 1980 at Macquarie Island, 1 December, 1980 at Casey Base, 5 December, 1980 at Mawson Base, 11 December, 1980 at Davis Base.
Issued 21 May, 1980 with perforation as shown below

41-1-1AAT 1c S.Y. Aurora, perforation 13.33 x 13;
42-1-1AAT 15c S.Y. Nimrod (Morning), perforation 13.33 x 13;
43-1-1AAT 22c R.Y.S. Terra Nova, perforation 13 x 13.33;
44-1-1AAT 35c M.S. Nella Dan, perforation 13.33 x 13;
45-1-1AAT $1 H.M.S. Resolution, perforation13 x 13.33
 
Ships of the Antarctic
Part 3
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Leigh-Mardon, Melbourne
There were three parts to this release, this is the third, the first was on 29 August, 1979, while the second was on 25 May, 1980, the six stamps are the 2c R.Y. Penola, she was built in 1905 and was originally a French fishing schooner, purchased and renamed the Penola, by John Rymill the 1934 expedition leader, on return in 1937 she was sold; the 10c H.M.S. Challenger, she was built in 1858 at Chatham, Kent, she became the first steam ship to pass through the Antarctic circle on 16 February, 1874; the 15c S.Y. Nimrod, she was built in 1866 in Dundee, Scotland by Stephen & Sons, she was the ship used by Professor Edgeworth David, Doctor Douglas Mawson & Doctor Alastair Forbes MacKay to reach the South Magnetic Pole in 1909, in 1919 she was lost off Yarmouth while being used as a cargo vessel; 40c M.S. Kirsta Dan, she was built in 1952 in Denmark, she was charted by the Australian Government for use in the Antarctic each souther summer from 1953 to 1958, the image of this ship was based on a photograph by Doctor Jim Brooks who was a geologist on the 1954 ANARE expedition; the 45c L'Astrolade, she was a French naval corvette used for exploration in the Antarctic between 1837 & 1840 the expedition was commanded by J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville; 50c S.Y. Norvegia, she was built in Norway in 1919, between 1927 & 1932 she made four voyages to the Antarctic, in 1933 she was lost, crushed ice while being used as a sealer.   This set was released on 9 September, 1981 in Australia, then 21 October, 1981 at Macquarie Island, 25 November, 1981 at Mawson Base, 11 January, 1982 at Davis Base, 25 January, 1982 at Casey Base.
Issued 9 September, 1981 with perforation as below
  
46-1-1AAT 2c R.Y. Penola, perforation 13.33 x 13;
47-1-1AAT 10c H.M.S. Challenger, perforation 13 x 13.33;
48-1-1AAT 15c S.Y. Nimrod, perforation 13.33 x 13;
49-1-1AAT 40c M.S. Kirsta Dan, perforation 13.33 x 13;
50-1-1AAT 45c L'Astrolade, perforation 13 x 13.33;
51-1-1AAT 50c S.S. Norvegia, perforation 13 x 13.33
 
Sir Douglas Mawson
1982 Centenary of Birth
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
There are two stamps in this release, both showing Douglas Mawson (1882-1958), he was born in Bradford, England on 5 May, 1882 and came to Australia when four years old, he died in Adelaide on 14 October, 1858 and was given a State funeral, the 27c with an Antarctic view in the background, and the 75c with a map in the background.   The stamps were first issued on 5 May, 1982 in Australia, then on 26 October, 1982 at Macquarie Island, 16 January, 1983 at Casey Base, 10 February, 1983 at Davis Base & 2 March 1983 at Mawson Base.
Issued 5 May, 1982 with perforation 13.80 x 13.33

52-1-1AAT 27c Douglas Mawson & Antarctic View;
53-1-1AAT 75c Douglas Mawson & Antarctic Map
 
Regional Wildlife
Australian Antarctic Territory
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Melbourne
This release highlights a number of the local Antarctic wildlife, there are five stamps in the issue all 27c in value, they are; the Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata); the Macquarie Island Shag (Phalacrocorax albiventer purpurascens); the Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina); the Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli) & the Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata), all species shown frequent Macqaurie Island, Macquarie Island became a dependency of Van Diemen's Land in 1825, with control of the island being retianed by the Sate of Tasmania following Federation.  The stamps were first released on 6 April, 1983 in Australia, then 21 October, 1983 at Macquarie Island, 9 December, 1983 at Mawson Base and 1 January, 1984 at Casey Base.
Issued 6 April, 1983 with perforation14.61 x 14.40
  
54-1-1AAT 27c Light-mantled Sooty Albatross;
55-1-1AAT 27c Macquarie Island Shag;
56-1-1AAT 27c Elephant Seal;
57-1-1AAT 27c Royal Penguin;
58-1-1AAT 27c Antarctic Prion
54-1-1_58-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
12th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, Canberra
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This stamp has a number of images in the background, all scientific equipment, over this is superimposed a portrait of typical Antarctic member or researcher.   These stamps were first released on 7 September, 1983 in Australia, then 21 October, 1983 at Macquarie Island, 9 December, 1983 at Mawson Base, 1 January, 1984 at at Casey Base and 2 January, 1984 at Davis Base.
Issued 7 September, 1983 with perforation 14.61 x 14.40
59-1-1AAT 27c Researcher and Equipment
 
75th Anniversary South Magnetic Pole Expedition
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The first expedition to reach the South Magnetic Pole was made up of three members; Doctor (later Sir) Douglas Mawson, Professor T.W. (later Sir) Edgeworth David, & Doctor Alistair Forbes MacKay.   The South Magnetic Pole is not a fixed point on the landscape as both the Earth's magnetic poles shift and move erratically.   This pair of stamps were first issued on 16 January, 1984 in Australia, then 23 October, 1984 at Macquarie Island, 15 November, 1984 at Mawson Base, 16 November 1984 at Casey base and 1 February, 1985 at Davis Base.
Issued 16 January, 1984 with perforation 14.40 x 14.61

60-1-1AAT 30c Prismatic Compass & Lloyd-Creak dip circle;
61-1-1AAT 85c Aneroid Barometer & Theodolite
 
Antarctic Scenes
Series 1
Designer: Gary Emery, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
Photography: Antarctic Division, Department of Science & Technology, Kingston, Tasmania
There are three parts to this release, series 1 above, series 2 was released on 7 August, 1985 and series 3 was released on 11 March, 1987.    The series shows some of the incredible scenes available in the Antarctic.   This part was first issued on 18 July, 1984 in Australia, then 23 October, 1984 at Macquarie Island, 15 November, 1984 at Mawson Base, 16 November, 1984 at Casey Base and 1 February, 1985 at Davis Base.
Issued 18 July, 1984 with Perforation 13.33 x 13.80

62-1-1AAT 5c Dog Team;
63-1-1AAT 25c Sea Ice & Iceberg;
64-1-1AAT 30c Mount Coates;
65-1-1AAT 75c Coastline;
66-1-1AAT 85c Landing Field
 
Antarctic Scenes
Series 2
Designer: Gary Emery, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press
Photography: Antarctic Division, Department of Science & Technology, Kingston, Tasmania - John Manning 15c; Neal Young 33c, 45c & 90c; Robert Cechet $1.
There are three parts to this release, series 2 above, series 1 was released on 18 July, 1984 and series3 was released on 11 March, 1987.    The series shows some of the incredible scenes available in the Antarctic.   This part was first issued on 7 August, 1985 in Australia, then 31 October, 1985 at Casey Base, 6 December, 1985 at Macquarie Island and Mawson Base, then 11 December, 1985 at Davis Base.
Issued 7 August, 1985 with perforations as shown below

67-1-1AAT 15c Prince Charles Mountains, perforation 13.33 x 13.80;
68-1-1AAT 33c 'Iceberg Alley', perforation 13.33 x 13.80;
69-1-1AAT 45c Brash Ice, perforation 13.80 x 13.33;
70-1-1AAT 90c Pancake Ice, perforation 13.80 x 13.33;
71-1-1AAT $1 Emperor Penguins, perforation 13.33 x 13.80
 
25th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty
Illustration: Alasdair McGregor, Sydney - Typography: Keryn Christos, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Cambec Press
This stamp is a further illustrative shot of the Prince Charles Mountains, the stamp was first issued on 17 September in Australia, 1986, then 15 November, 1986 at Davis Base, 23 November, 1986 at Casey Base, 7 December, 1986 at Macquarie Island & 9 December, 1986 at Mawson Base.
Issued 17 September, 1986 with perforation 13.80 x 13.33
72-1-1AAT 36c Prince Charles Mountains
 
Antarctic Scenes
Series 3
Designer: Gary Emery, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
Photography: Antarctic Division, Department of Science & Technology, Kingston, Tasmania - Neal Young 2c, 10c, 36c & 60c; Vincent Morgan 20c.
There are three parts to this release, Part 1 above, Part 2 released on 7 August, 1985 and Part 3 released on 11 March, 1987.    The series shows some of the incredible scenes available in the Antarctic.   This part was first issued on 11 March, 1987 in Australia, then 6 October, 1987 at Macquarie Island, 25 November, 1987 at Davis Base, 1 January, 1988 at Mawson Base & 13 January, 1988 at Casey Base.
Issued 11 March, 1987 with perforation 14.4 x 14.61
  
73-1-1AAT 2c Summer afternoon;
74-1-1AAT 10c Evening, late summer;
75-1-1AAT 20c Summer morning;
76-1-1AAT 36c Evening, early winter;
77-1-1AAT 60c Midwinter shadows
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Environment, Conservation & Technology
Designer: Trish Hart - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This release combines the three sections of the title in five stamps images, all 37c in value they are: the Hourglass Dolphins & the Nella Dan; the Emperor Penguins & Davis Station; the Crabeater Seal & Helicopter; the Adelie Penguin & Tracked Over-snow Vehicle and the Grey-headed Albatross & Photographer.    This issue was first released on 20 July, 1988 in Australia, then 29 October, 1988 at Macquarie Island, 14 December, 1988 at Casey Base, 21 December, 1988 at Mawson Base & 29December, 1988 at Davis Base.
Issued 20 July, 1988 with perforation 13.12 x 13.12
  
78-1-1AAT 37c Hourglass Dolphins & Nella Dan;
79-1-1AAT 37c Emperor Penguins & Davis Station;
80-1-1AAT 37c Crabeater Seal & Helicopter;
81-1-1AAT 37c Adelie Penguin & Tracked Over-snow Vehicle;
82-1-1AAT 37c Grey-headed Albatross& Photographer
78-1-1_82-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Landscapes, Part 1
Sir Sydney Nolan
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - Artist: Sir Sidney Nolan - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd., Melbourne
These five stamps were based on paintings by Sir Sidney Nolan, completed after a visit to the Antarctic area in 1964, beginning with a series of watercolour impressions, that were eventually transitioned into oil paintings, Antarctica held by the Tate Gallery in London, and the watercolours and remainder of the oils by the Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, Australian Capital Territory    This series was first issued on 14 June, 1989 in Australia, then 28 October, 1989 at Casey Base, 17 November, 1989 at Mawson Base, 24 November, 1989 at Macquarie Island & 29 November, 1989 at Davis Base.
Issued 14 June, 1989 with perforation 13.80 x 13.33
  
83-1-1AAT 39c 'Antarctica';
84-1-1AAT 39c 'Iceberg Alley';
85-1-1AAT 60c Glacial Flow;
86-1-1AAT 80c Frozen Sea
 
30th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty
and the Maiden Voyage of R.S.V. Aurora Australis
Designer: Lynette Brown, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Scoresby
Photographers: Gordon McInnis, Perth (43c), Rick Burbury, Antarcic Division, Kingston, Tasmania ($1.20).
This first of these stamps celebrate the signing of the Antarctic Treaty thirty years ago, the second the maiden voyage of the ship named after the Southern Lights, the R.S.V. Aurora Australis, the stamps are: the 43c Aurora Australis (or Southern Lights) & the $1.20 RSV Aurora Australis, Research Ship (photograph taken off Heard Island).   The stamps were first released on 20 June, 1991 in Australia, then 12 November, 1991 at Mawson Base, 22 December, 1991 at Casey Base, 17 January, 1992 at Macquarie Island & 9 February at Davis Base.
Issued 20 June, 1991 with perforation 14.40 x 14.6

87-1-1AAT 43c Aurora Australis, 30th Anniversary Antarctic Treaty;
88-1-1AAT $1.20 R.S.V. Aurora Australis, Research Ship
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Wildlife
Part 1
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: Printset Cambec Pty Ltd, produced & perforated by Sprintpak Pty. Ltd.
Photographers: Jonathan Chester, Extreme Images (45c); Colin Blobel (75c);
M.F. Soper (85c); Tony Howard (95c); M. Price, ANT Photolibrary ($1.20)

This is part 1 of the new series featuring five stamps, the 45c Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae); the 75c Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina); the 85c Northern Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli) the 95c  Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) & the $1.20 Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri).   The five stamps were first issued on 14 May, 1992 in Australia, then 2 November, 1992 at Mawson Base, 11 November, 1992 at Davis Base, 27 November, 1992 at Casey Base & 10 December, 1992 at Macquarie Island.
Issued 14 May, 1992 with perforation as below

89-1-1AAT 45c Adelie Penguin, perforation 13.86 x 14.61;
90-1-1AAT 75c Elephant Seal, perforation 13.86 x 14.61;
91-1-1AAT 85c Northern Giant Petrel, perforation 13.86 x 14.61;
92-1-1AAT 95c Weddell Seal, perforation 13.86 x 14.61;
93-1-1AAT $1.20 Emperor Penguin, perforation 14.61 x 13.86 
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Wildlife
Part 2
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: Printset Cambec Pty Ltd
Photographers: M. Mallis ($1); S. Robinson ($1.40); Jonathan Chester ($1.50)
This release is part 2 of the previous issue and features three stamps; the $1 Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli); the $1.40 Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella) & the $1.50 King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonica), these stamps were first released on 14 January, 1993, then 28 October, 1993 at Mawson Base, 13 November, 1993 at Davis Base, 2 December, 1993 at Casey Base & 19 December, 1993 at Macquarie Island.
Issued 14 January, 1993 with perforation as below

94-1-1AAT $1 Royal Penguin, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
95-1-1AAT $1.40 Fur Seal, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
96-1-1AAT $1.50 King Penguin, perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
The Last Huskies
Typography: FHA Design, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd
Photographers:
Jonathan Chester, Extreme Images (45c, 75c & 85c); 
Mike Hennessy, Australian Antarctic Division ($1.05).
This issue pays tribute to the huskies in their role in the Australian Antarctic Territory with this set of four stamps; 45c, 75c, 85c & $1.05.   All featuring Huskies in one form or another as without the humble Husky the antarctic would have remained untouched and unexplored for many more years than it did.   The stamps were first issued on 13 January, 1994 in Australia, then 31 October, 1994 at Casey Base, 11 November, 1994 at Davis Base, 14 November 1994 at Mawson Base & 4 December, 1994 at Macquarie Island.
Issued 13 January, 1994 with perforation as shown below
97-1-1AAT 45c Husky, perforation 14.62 x 14.4;
98-1-1AAT 75c Sled Team, perforation 14.4 x 14.62;
99-1-1AAT 85c Seated Husky, perforation 14.62 x 14.4;
100-1-1AAT $1.05 Three Huskies at Rest, perforation 14.4 x 14.62
 
Whales and Dolphins
Designer: David Nelson - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd
This issue shows three types of whales and one dolphin, all can be found in the Antarctic area at one time or another, the four stamps are: the 45c Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) the only dolphin found in Antarctic waters; the 45c Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata); the 45c Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) & the $1 Killer Whale (Orcinus orca).   The stamps and the Miniature sheet was first issued on 15 June, 1995 in Australia, then on 18 November, 1995 at Macquarie Island, 5 December, 1995 at Casey Base, 16 December, 1995 at Mawson Base & 20 December, 1995 at Davis Base.    At least three overprinted miniature sheets were also released, one for the Singapore 95 World Stamp Exhibition held on 1 to 10 September, 1995, one for the Philately & Collections Fair, Hong Kong and the third for the CAPEX 96 World Philatelic Exhibition, Toronto, Canada held on 8 to 16 June, 1996.
Issued 15 June, 1995 with perforation as below
 
101-1-1AAT 45c Hourglass Dolphin, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
102-1-1AAT 45c Minke Whale, perforation 14.6 x 14.4;
101-1-1_102-1-1 SS Se-tenant Pair
 
103-1-1AAT 45c Humpback Whale, perforation 14.4 x 14.6;
104-1-1AAT $1 Killer Whale, perforation 14.4 x 14.6  
101-1-1_104-1-1AAT MS $2.35 Miniature Sheet 
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Landscapes, Part 2
Christian Clare Robertson
Designer: M. Whitechurch - Painter: Christian Clare Robertson - Printer: McPhersons Printing Group
These four stamps were based on paintings by Christian Clare Robertson, they were first issued on 16 May, 1996 in Australia, then 28 November, 1996 at Macquarie Island, 23 December, 1996 at Mawson Base, 29 December, 1996 at Davis Base & 11 January, 1997 at Casey Base.
Issued 16 May, 1996 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

105-1-1AAT 45c 'Rafting Sea Ice';
106-1-1AAT 45c 'Shadow on the Plateau';
105-1-1_106-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Pair

107-1-1AAT $1 'Ice Cave';
108-1-1AAT $1.20 'Twelve Lake'
 
50th Anniversary of A.N.A.R.E. - A.A.T.
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer McPhersons Printing Ltd, Mulgrave
The initials A.N.A.R.E. stands for the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, this issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of this association with the release of five stamps, 2 x 45c in a Se-tenant pair, followed by a 95c, $1.05 & a $1.20, this set was first issued on 15 May, 1997 in Australia, then 18 November, 1997 on Macquarie Island, 22 December, 1997 at Davis Base, 26 December, 1997 at Mawson Base & 7 January, 1998 at Casey Base.   The main headquarters of the ANARE is at Kingston, near Hobart, Tasmania, since 1947 five bases or stations have been set up by ANARE, they are Heard & Macquarie Islands, with Mawson, Davis & Casey on the continent, all except Heard Island are still operational.
Issued 15 May, 1997 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6 

109-1-1AAT 45c Apple Field Huts;
110-1-1AAT 45c Inside an Apple Hut;
109-1-1_110-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant 45c Pair

111-1-1AAT 95c Summer Surveyor;
112-1-1AAT $1.05 Sea Ice Research;
113-1-1AAT $1.20 Remote Field Camp
 
Australian Antarctic Territory
Transport
Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
This issue highlights the current modes of transport used in the area, the 45c RVS Aurora Australis (Research Ship); 45c Skidoo (Motorised Toboggans); $1 Helicopter lifting a Quad Motorcycle; $2 Antarctic Hagglunds Tractor & Trailer unit.  The two 45c stamps were released as a Se-tenant pair.   The set was first released on 5 March, 1998 in Australia, then 18 November, 1998 at Davis Base, 21 November, 1998 at Macquarie Island & 1 December, 1998 for both Casey & Mawson Bases.
Issued 5 March, 1998 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

114-1-1AAT 45c RVS Aurora Australis, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
115-1-1AAT 45c Skidoo, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
114-1-1_115-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant 45c Pair

116-1-1AAT $1 Helicopter lifting a Quad Motorcycle, perforation 14.6 x 13.86;
117-1-1AAT $2 Antarctic Hagglunds, perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
A.A.T. Mawson's Huts
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: SNP Ausprint
A project was begun to restore Mawson's Huts at Cape Denison in 1962, this set ephasises this achievement, the four stamps were spot coated with U.V. varnish to simulate ice, the two 45c were also released in Se-tenant format, the stamps were the 45c Sir Douglas Mawson on the eve of his departure for the Australian Antarctic for the first time & the Aurora the vessel he traveled on; the 45c The Home of the Blizzard, Cape Denison (photographed by Frank Hurley); the 90c Huskies (photographed by Xavier Mertz) & the $1.35 Huts Restoration, the set was first released on 13 May, 1999 in Australia, then 14 November, 1999 at Macquarie Island, 22 November, 1999 at Casey Base, 28 December, 1999 at Davis Base & 5 January, 2000 at Mawson Base.
Issued 13 May, 1999 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

118-1-1AAT 45c Sir Douglas Mawson & the Aurora;
119-1-1AAT 45c The Home of the Blizzard;
118-1-1_119-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant 45c Pair

120-1-1AAT 90c Huskies;
121-1-1AAT $1.35 $1.35 Huts Restoration
 
Antarctic Penguins
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
This release is of two of this areas penguins, released in Se-tenant format, the two stamps are; the 45c Adelie Penguin & the 45c Emperor Penguin.   This set appears to have been the first to be issued at all bases at the same time as the release in Australia.
Issued 24 July, 2000 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86

122-1-1AAT 45c Adelie Penguin;
123-1-1AAT 45c Emperor Penguin;
122-1-1_123-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant 45c Pair
 
Australians in the Antarctic
Miniature Sheet
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio - Printer: SNP Ausprint
This miniature sheet was p-rinted with a number of twists, the four rows of five stamps are in four different values each, then each row represents a different period of years during which time Discovery, Exploration, Settlement & Science, Technology & Communication took place, with each individual stamp depicting a part of that time, the first row covered the period 1901 to 1911 and were all 5c in value; the second row covered 1911 to 1931 and were all 10c in value; the third row covered 1948 to 1969 and were all 25c in value; the forth row covered 1970 to 2001 and were all 45c in value, so I have split them into four rows below as well, also the 45c strip was supplied as extras to cover the extra 45c stamps needed.
Issued 17 May, 2001 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
1901 - 1911 - Discovery

124-1-1AAT 5c Antarctica;
125-1-1AAT 5c Louis Bernacchi (physicist);
126-1-1AAT 5c the Nimrod;
127-1-1AAT 5c the South Magnetic Pole 1909;
128-1-1AAT 5c Taylor & Debenham (geologists)
1911 - 1931 - Exploration
  
129-1-1AAT 10c the First Radio;
130-1-1AAT 10c the First Flight;
131-1-1AAT 10c Sir Douglas Mawson; 
132-1-1AAT 10c BANZARE Expedition 1929-31;
133-1-1AAT 10c Australia's Claim
1948 - 1969 - Settlement & Science

134-1-1AAT 25c ANARE Establishment;
135-1-1AAT 25c Transport;
136-1-1AAT 25c Aurora Australis;
137-1-1AAT 25c Climate;
138-1-1AAT 25c Clothing
1970 - 2001 - Technology & Communication
 
139-1-1AAT 45c Nella Dan (supply ship);
140-1-1AAT 45c First Women;
141-1-1AAT 45c Communications; 
142-1-1AAT 45c Tourism;
143-1-1AAT 45c Satellite
124-1-1_143-1-1AAT MS $4.25 Miniature Sheet
 
Leopard Seals
Designer: Pete Walton, Melbourne - Printer: SNP Ausprint
These four 45c stamps give a glimpse of the life of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), Mother & Pup above the water; A Bull above the water; Mother & Pup below the water & Adult pursuing Adelie penguins below the water.
Issued 11 September, 2001 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
144-1-1AAT 45c Mother & Pup on Pack Ice;
145-1-1AAT 45c Roaring Bull on Pack Ice;
146-1-1AAT 45c Mother & Pup at Play Underwater;
147-1-1AAT 45c Adult pursuing Adelie Penguins underwater
144-1-1_147-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Block of 4
 
Australian Antarctic Research
Designer: Lynda Warner, Hobart - Printer: SNP Ausprint
All four (Bases) Stations are represented here one for each stamp, Davis, Casey, Macquarie Island & Mawson; Davis Station's Atmospheric research is represented by the Light Detection and Ranging Equipment; Casey Station's research involves the impact of humans on the Antarctic environment; Macquarie Islands biological research is represented by an image of the Wandering Albatross & Mawson Station's is biological research is represented by an image of an Adelie Penguin.
Issued 2 July, 2002 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
  
148-1-1AAT 45c Davis Base or Station;
149-1-1AAT 45c Casey Base or Station;
150-1-1AAT 45c Macquarie Island;
151-1-1AAT 45c Mawson Base or Station
148-1-1_151-1-1 SS Se-tenant Block of 4
 
AAT - Antarctic Ships
50th Anniversary of the Kista Dan
Designer: Peter Gouldthorpe, Hobart, Tasmania - Printer: SNP Sprint 
2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the ship Kista Dan, she was the first of the four 'Dan' ships built by Danish firm J Lauritzen for Arctic and Antarctic research and exploration work, the four stamps in this issue are: the 45c Kista Dan (1953-57) she is shown here forging her way through heavy season her way South; the 45c Magga Dan (1959-61) making contact with the pack ice; the $1 Thala Dan (1957-82) making her way through icebergs traveling South; the $1.45 Nella Dan (1962-87)she is shown anchored in the Antarctic, the two 50c stamps are Se-tenant pairs.
Issued 15 April, 2003 with perforation as below
 
152-1-1AAT 50c Kista Dan, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
153-1-1AAT 50c Magga Dan, perforation 13.86 x 14.6;
152-1-1_153-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Pair

154-1-1AAT $1 Thala Dan, perforation 14.6 x 13.86;
155-1-1AAT $1.45 Nella Dan, perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
Mawson Station 1954 - 2004
50th Anniversary
Designer: Sean Pethick - Printer: SNP Sprint 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Mawson Station, it is the oldest continuously operating station or base inside the Antarctic circle, the images are a mix of past and present, the two 50c stamps have also once again been released as Se-tenant pairs, the stamps are the 50c The Naming Ceremony, this ceremony took place on 13 February, 1954 on the shores of Horseshoe Harbour; the 50c Contemporary view of Mawson Station, the current view includes buildings dating back to the stations beginnings to current times; the $1 Living Caravan with De Havilland Beaver aircraft in the background (1950's), these aircraft were used from 1956 until 1963, the Living Caravan was used in the early days before the huts were built and the $1.45 Auster Emperor Penguin Rookery, the rookery is located 6.5 kilometers from Mawson Station, these penguin's are the largest of the 17 different species found here.
Issued 13 February, 2004 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6

156-1-1AAT 50c Naming Ceremony;
157-1-1AAT 50c View of Mawson Station;
156-1-1_157-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Pair
 
158-1-1AAT $1 Living Caravan;
159-1-1AAT $1.45 Auster Penguin Rookery
 
Aviation in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Designer: Lynda Warner - Printer: SEP Sprint
Aircraft have had an impact in the Antarctic Territory since the early days of flight, the first aircraft were included in the 1911-14 expedition, barely eight years after the Wright Brothers first flight, since that time aircraft have played an important part in the exploration of the area, they are used for reconnaissance, photography, support & scientific measurements, the first aircraft hanger was built in 1956.  The 50c stamps are again released in Se-tenant pairs, the stamps are: the 50c Hughes 500 Helicopter, first used in 1958; the 50c De Havilland DHC-1 Beaver, these aircraft operated on floats, wheels & skis; the $1 Pilatus PC-6 Porter, the VH-FSB was destroyed in a blizzard at Gwamm (Mawson) on 22 January 1975 & the $1.45 Douglas DC-3 Dakota C-47, this aircraft was especially modified for Antarctic flying the Dakota was used during 1960, it was destroyed by a blizzard in December 1960 at Rumdoodle, south of Mawson.  
Issued 6 September, 2005 with perforation 13.86x 14.6
  
160-1-1AAT 50c Hughes 500 Helicopter;
161-1-1AAT 50c De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver;
160-1-1_161-1-1AAT SS Se-tenant Pair

162-1-1AAT $1 Pilatus PC-6 Porter;
163-1-1AAT $1.45 Douglas DC3/Dakota C-47