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                               The old website builder fell down at the beginning of 2011, it then deleted pages from 1998 on, information, scans,
                                everything. 
                               So after ten months of late nights, the New look website up to 1998 was loaded on 12 November 2011.  And the fun
                               continues, I am updating all the information I can lay my hands on, but trying to sort through the mountain of info
                               that is just plain wrong is a nightmare.
 
 
 
20 June, 2017         Just published a huge amount of info concerning Papua and New Guinea, hours of work, no images yet, but
                                   they are being formatted and numbered as well
 
14 June, 2017         Since the resumption of the work on the website my health is up and down like a yoyo, I am listing all the
                                   additional information I can find, I have been working exclusively on the Territories for the moment, the
                                   information listings for Papua New Guinea is almost complete, along with listings for the other Territories,
                                   once these are caught up to the current catalogue listings I will update all sections on a daily basis until I
                                   have reached the current date.
 
4 May, 2017            Just changed this page, so the new listings are non top, now I will be starting where I left off when I got
                                   sick, with the Territories and bringing them up to date with the rest of the cattle dog.

3 May, 2017            Changed the Welcome page some, still working on the logos as they do not want to change it seems.
 
May, 2017               Ok, I have been very intermittent in my changes for almost two years, mainly due to health reasons, with the loss
                                  of my prostrate or most of it, I am back on the road to recovery, although the recovery has taken almost a year.
 
August, 2015         All basic issues for 2009 listed, now working on 2010, the special issues can wait until I catch up.
 
September, 2014  All images to 1992 complete for Christmas Island, plus a few minor fixes.
 
7 August, 2014      Due to a glitch in the builder I have had to replace 1997 in total, so all 1997 links are no longer working I am
                                  correcting them and reformatting the page and all links as I go, this will not be a quick fix as I have to identify
                                  each link first.
 
29 July, 2014        Images for AAT to 2005 now listed, Christmas Island to 1976 now listed, working on the rest and waiting on
                                  stamps through the mail to complete sections, also a disc of images from one of my many supporters.
 
25 July, 2014         Multiple sections of information to AAT, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands & Norfolk Island entered,
                                  images for AAT up to 1996, formatting images for Christmas Island and Coco now, I am waiting on conformation
                                  from Norfolk Island to list their stamps as they are a separate body to AustPost.
 
16 July, 2014         An update to 1990 with two Specimen stamps added, updates to images on AAT and information on Christmas
                                  Island and the Cocos (Keeling Islands.
 
5 July, 2014            A great deal of information and listing to 2003 are listed for Christmas Island and the Australian Antarctic
                                   Territory, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are listed to 1988, images will follow when I finish formatting them,
                                   although I will probably finish listing the rest of the Territories first, two people recently supplied me with
                                   specimen stamps from the 1990 Sports issue.
 
23 June, 2014         Have published sections for both the A.A.T. and Christmas Island.
 
22 June 2014          Have shelved 2009 for the moment and I am listing all the Territories, having the info set out so I simply need
                                   to type it in.
 
20 June 2014          Published an update to 2009 all basic entries to 14 July listed.  Now have over 6,000 images listed on the website.
 
14 June 2014          1998 and 1999 are complete, along with more of 2009.
 
27 May 2014           I have been unable to do much on the cattle dog as the PC has been giving me grief, currently while I assemble
                                   the images needed for 2009, I am adding information I already have ready to listings from the early 1980's to
                                   the early 2000's, as I list them and publish I will advise here of the updated areas, 1997 has been completed.
 
27 April 2014          2009 complete to end of March now published.
 
27 April 2014         A few additions and some extra's including a Christmas Island sheet, signed by the designer included in Unusual
                                   stamps.
 
14 March 2014        We are back, I changed providers and got screwed, so I am rebuilding, we have been off air for over a month
                                    in one form or another.
 
28 January 2014     Making a series of corrections, very quickly as I am about to change website providers, money exchange is about
                                    the same but if I can believe it no more black holes, which I can do without, then I will have to start again and
                                    proof the site I hope without any of the problems.
 
22 January 2014     Without exception almost every page has had a correction or addition, mainly because the builder seems to have
                                    decided to remove sections indiscriminately, I will have to proof read every section and check every image, I am
                                    currently working on this problem and it seems it will take some time, luckily I have hard copy to work from as I
                                    backed everything up and printed each page after the last nightmare.
 
14 January 2014     A number of corrections from 1913 through to 1970 complete and published.
 
10 January 2014     All basic issues listed working on SESS sheetlets now and overprinted booklets where I have images ready, I am
                                    also continuing to put either or both of the GO TO TOP and NEXT buttons in place at the bottom of all pages.
 
29 December 2013 Oh this is fun, NOT, half of 2008 just up and vanished, at least the information is still there, but the images are
                                    gone, I had five images missing so tried to relist them, caused the rest to fail and disappear, relisting the latter
                                    half now.
 
26 December 2013 The builder appears to have problems as it keeps changing the font's and colours by itself, not to mention a
                                    number of images vanishing, the problems is affecting 2006, 2007 & 2008 and I am not sure why.
 
25 December 2013  I have been trying to get 2008 basic issues completed by December 25th, no such luck, a number of things have
                                     prevented this not the least being programs that are falling down, the problem appears to be external, so I am
                                     running diagnostic programs while I work on the website trying to identify the problem source, I have narrowed
                                     it down to FireFox or my website provider or both.
 
23 December 2013  Working on 2008 I have come across a number of details that are iffy at best, I am composing an email to a
                                     contact in AusPost for clarification, she is very good so I should have the info soon, for now I will list the areas
                                     in a blue with "to be advised" in place.
 
9 December 2013     A minor correction to 2007, plus Themes completed to and including 1992, working on 2008, information and
                                      images.
 
8 December 2013     That's 2007 complete as far as I can see for the moment, a couple of images missing but nothing I am concerned
                                      about as most are Prestige booklets or pages there of.
 
7 December 2013     I have finished the ordinary issues for 2007, still finishing the SESS sheetlets now, plus a number of additions I
                                      did not have for 2003 (prestige booklets), currently also formatting images for 2008.  There is also a large
                                      additions to the 1970 Famous Australians, with many thanks to Karen Pleash from Queensland for the excellent
                                      images.
 
23 November 2013  A further number of bad links and some SESS sheetlets for 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006, working on info and scans
                                     for 2007 as well.
 
21 November 2013  A number of links have been found that are not working, to many in fact, they are corrected to 1965, working
                                     on the remainder now, a small number of SESS sheetlets have been added for the year 2000, plus a lot of
                                      information for 2007 gearing up for listing the rest now along with the images.
 
5 September 2013    A number of corrections and additions, two new unadopted designs from 1938, plus working on 2007, some
                                      additions to the 1994 Advance Bank issues (namely the test sheet) and the 1996 issues of the standard release
                                      sheet, thank you Ken from Queensland for the images.
 
1 September 2013    A small number of additions (missing scans) supplied by a stamp friend for 2005 & 2006, currently formatting
                                       images for 2007 and sorting & listing the information for listing the same.
 
30 August 2013         One set of Counter Printed stamps listed (last one on the list  for 1999, at least one stamp listed for the missing
                                        counter printed range 1999 to current, 2007 template started formatting images at the same time.
 
29 August 2013         All the images and information possible is now listed for 2005 & 2006, there are images missing, I have a lot of
                                       them, I just need to find and scan them, starting work on 2007 now.
 
5 August 2013             Almost all main images for 2006 listed, working on the SESS sheetlets now, currently have none of the NRL
                                        Sheetlets, but working on that too!
 
31 July 2013                A great number of missing images listed (especially those from 2005), 2006 well on the way with all
                                        Commonwealth Games stamps listed (all 107 of them), 2006 is proving fun as a number of my images have
                                        self destructed and I now have to rescan them, seems my formatting program was corrupted, all fixed now
                                        and starting again.
 
19 June 2013               2005 Formatting complete, a number of images still missing, but will add them as I scan them, 2006 is proving
                                        a challenge 107 stamps just for the Commonwealth Games Gold medal issue.
 
18 June 2013               Have finally started working on the catalogue again, as my internet connection has been too unstable to publish.
 
26 February 2013        A number of corrections across the board, plus a correction to 1981  and the Wildlife links on the Themes page.
 
20 February 2013       Missing scans added to 1987 & 1999, new page content added (postcards, FDC, envelopes etc) also a number
                                        of page links that have ceased to work, probably since the transfer to the new dedicated server.
 
13 February 2013       Three new pages in production, Post Cards, Envelopes (First Day Covers etc.) & Unadopted Designs, also a
                                        correction to 2004, thanks to one of our catalogue readers for picking the errors to stamp nos. 1860 & 1861. 
                                        Included in this update are additions to 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930.
 
02 February 2013        Published today with the formatting for 2003 & 2004 complete, with part of 2005 done as well, an update to the
                                         1940 Imperial Force issue and sections of information and formatting for 2006 completed.  
 
23 January 2013          Published today with updates across the board and repairs to multiple pages, 1993 & 1994 rebuilt from scratch,
                                         1997, 1998,1999, 2000, 2001, & 2002 now rebuilt, 2003, 2004 & 2005 all info in place, but formatting to come,
                                         working on it now.
 
18 January 2013          After re-publishing another page has vanished, this times in Themes, I have replaced it with a temp run, will
                                         complete as I can either someone is accessing the site without permission or the publisher is deleting sections.
 
17 January 2013          About a week ago my website provider advised they were moving this site to a dedicated site, great, after
                                         completion, 8 pages were missing (1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04 & 2005, with 100's of scans, so I rebuilt those
                                         pages, formatting is not finished yet, but I re-published so the information was on-site as least, the website
                                         went down again, they moved me to another dedicated site, oh joy, this time two pages are missing, but it
                                         won't let me re-list as fast this time, fun and games, 1993 & 1994, information is online, images are following
                                         now, should take a couple of days, then I will complete the formatting for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 &
                                         2005.
 
31 December 2012      A lot of updates 1986 to 2005, most of the information for 2005 and all images I currently have available,
                                         although I am still looking for some I know I have (my collection sorting and saving has taken a back seat
                                         while I try to bring the catalogue into current years), a number of corrections to a few years as well.
 
20 December 2012        Themes now complete up to and including 1990, a few more parts of 2005 and a few more errors corrected.
 
09 December 2012      A few more updates to 2005, plus even more corrections, across the board, missing scans updated to 2004,
                                         themes updated to 1988 plus.
 
26 November 2012      A few more updates, plus a few corrections to the data base, next update should include the missing scans
                                         list update.
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18 November 2012     Well 2005 is well under way, plus a number of additions and corrections to many pages including the Welcome
                                         Page, the Numbering System, spelling mistakes throughout and images for issues for 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994,
                                         1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004.
 
20 August 2012           I have listed the early counter printed range (1993/4) along with the missing scans for 2003 and a large part of
                                        2004, plus a number of corrections that have come to light, also a number of missing scans courtesy of Steve
                                        Irwin Stamps (namely the 1913 Kangaroo OS 1/2d Green, the 1922 King George V OS 1 1/2d Violet, a pair of
                                        1924 Specimen one pound Kangaroos, the 1929 10/- Pink Specimen & the 1930 two pound Red Specimen.
 
18 June 2012               I have now listed all details available to me and images for the Counter Printed range from 1994 to 2000, I will
                                        continue to list this range, but I have no images past this point, with a number missing in 1996, 1997, 1998,
                                        1999 & 2000, I have also made a number of spelling corrections, many thanks to Steve Irwin Quality Stamps
                                        for the Counter Printed images and to another mate Steve for the proof corrections to the spelling and
                                        wordiness, I will now go back to listings 2004.
 
31 May 2012                2003 published along with all details of SESS sheetlets (all images I could lay my hands on) and Counter Printed
                                        stamps (images coming in the future), some booklet images are missing but I will try to source them if I do not
                                        have them in my collection, it is possible I do, but I would prefer to get the remaining pages published then look
                                        for them.
 
22 May, 2012               Have completed the SESS sheetlets to and including 2002, I am also listing the Counter Printed range although I
                                        only have two sets (but well over 60 different literals were printed from 1994 to the current date.
 
01 May, 2012             Corrections made to 1999, 2000, 2001, images of SESS sheetlets have been supplied by a collector from Western
                                       Australia, I am uploading & formatting all images now, all images will be incorporated into the catalogue, joining
                                       those already listed, a small number of changes to the numbering (only to the SESS sheetlets) and a large
                                       number of images uploaded to 1999 & 2000, working on 2001 & 2002 now.
 
06 April, 2012           Corrections to a number of pages from 1960 to 1984, themes completed to 1984, also working on the main pages
                                       for 2003 and now trying to reproduce the error in 2002 for the Teckies, so take no notice of the numbers in the
                                       blank lines in 2002 (numbered 1 to 73), they will only be up for a limited time.
                                      (well I tried, but no luck, I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, we will see I suppose).
 
24 March, 2012         More corrections and additions from 1980 through to 2003, mostly gutter strips, miniature sheets and
                                       overprinted items.
 
20 March, 2012         I have added a guest book to the system, a number of missing scans are now listed from 1980 through to 2002
                                       as I have been able to resurrect a number of images from the old backup dive, I am working on preparing these
                                       now and listing them, images found are across the board, I just wish I had been able to find more information,
                                       but all text appears to have been deleted, a majority of images are unusable, but considering I had over 4000
                                       images on the drive, 10% on average is a good result, but this result has taken me many months of work to find
                                       and no sooner had I transferred them of the drive, the drive died completely and my system will no longer even
                                       read it exists, let alone read it up, so it is dead, it will make a good wall hanging and talking point.
 
15 March, 2012         2002 republished, all sections listed now, although some of the sheets are missing, the info is up, corrections to
                                       1986,1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, Australian Wildlife Series 7 created (these are the counter
                                       printed
                                           stamps).
 
11 March, 2012         I am having problems with 2002, a number of entries are not publishing?
 
07 March, 2012           Corrections to 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978, corrections & additions to 1927, 1998, 1999, 2001, information
                                       addition to 1970 'Qantas' listing entries and information for 2002 (for the first time in this catalogue), also the
                                       themes have been updated to and including 1979.
 
18 January, 2012       Corrections made to 1973, 1975, 1999 & 2000, missing scans updated to & including 2000, 2001 listings
                                       complete for the first time in the new catalogue, Special Editions updated to & including 2000, Themes updated
                                       to & including 1974, There are a number of scans missing (sheetlets, booklets etc), I possibly have them, but I
                                       am not looking for them at this time, they will be added as I find them and as time permits to scan them or if
                                       someone supply's me to 1974, there are a number of scans missing (sheetlets, booklets etc), I possibly have
                                       them, but I am not looking for the scans, at least not at this time.
 
19 December, 2011   Year 2000 listed complete, themes unchanged, corrections to 1999, year 2001 begun.
 
12 December, 2011       Year 2000 listed to July, themes updated to 1970, well over 3000 images have now been used in the catalogue,
                                       missing scans have now been updated to 1999, with corrections to 1970 & 1993.
 

25 November, 2011      Information updates to a number of old listings (corrections) - missing scans to 1999, scans and details for 1999
                                       updated listed for the first time in new catalogue.