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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Also called the Cocos and Keeling Islands, consists of some 27 small coral islands in two atolls, they were first discovered by Captain Keeling of the Royal British Navy on board the Hector in 1609, the islands were first settled in 1823, the settlers were left to their own devices until annexed by the British in 1857.    During WWII they were under British Military control and up until 1954 an R.A.A.F. post office operated on the islands with Australian stamps being used, although in 1952 a Malayan postal administration was set up for the ordinary citizens with the R.A.A.F. post office only being used for military personnel from that time on, then on 23 November, 1955 control and administration was transferred to Australia, Australian stamps once more became the norm.   But it was not until 11 June, 1963 the islands received their own stamps, then on 1 January, 1994 control of the postal was put under the control of Australia Post.
 
Pictorial Definitive Series
Designers: K McKay & E Jones - Engraving: E Jones - Printer:Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
These are the first uniform set of stamps issued since control was transferred to Australia, the designs are; the 3d Brown, Copra Industry; the 5d Blue, Super Constellation Aircraft; the 8d Red, Map of Islands; the 1/- Green, Coco Palms; the 2/- Purple, Native Dukong (Jukong sail boat) & the 2/3 Green, White Tern (Gygis alba). 
Issued 11 June, 1963 with perforations as below  
 
1-1-1KI 3d Brown Copra Industry, perforation 14½; 
2-1-1KI 5d Blue, Super Constellation Aircraft, perforation 14¼ x 14;
3-1-1KI 8d Red, Map of Islands, perforation 14½;
4-1-1KI 1/- Green, Coco Palms, perforation 14½;
5-1-1KI 2/- Purple, Native Dukong (Jukong sail boat), perforation 14½;
6-1-1KI 2/3 Green, White Tern, perforation 14¼ x 14
 
50th Anniversary of ANZAC Landing at Gallipoli
Designer: Carl Andrew - Engraver: E.R.M. Jones - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
This design with some differences was released in Australia, Christmas Island, Norfolk Island & Papua New Guinea as well, showing Simpson & his Donkey, there was a second printing of this stamp issued late in April with much thinner lettering.
Issued 14 April, 1965 with perforation 13½
 
7-1-1KI 5d Simpson & his Donkey (thick lettering);
7-1-2KI 5d Simpson & his Donkey (thin lettering)
 
Decimal currency became the norm in Australia on 14 February, 1996, but uniform decimal stamps for the Cocos Islands did not make an appearance until 9 July, 1969, when new definitives were issued, before this Australian issues were used.
 
Bird & Marine Life  
Designer: L Annois (1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, & 6c), P Jones (10c, 15c, 20c, 30c, 50c & $1)
Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
There were twelve stamps in this issue, the 1c Turbo lajonkairii or the Lajonkairi's turban, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails; 2c Tridacna crocea, these clams are also referred to as the Crocea Clam, Boring Clam or Crocus Clam, and are the smallest of all Tridacna spp.; the 3c Tridacna derasa or the southern giant clam, Tridacna derasa, is a species of extremely large saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Cardiidae ; the 4c Petroscirtes mitratus, also called the floral blenny, floral fangblenny, helmeted blenny, or the crested sabretooth blenny, is a species of combtooth blenny found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian ocean; the 5c Porites cocosensisPorites is a genus of stony coral; they are Small Polyp Stony corals and are characterised by a finger-like morphology, that I am aware there are at least 64 different types of Porites; 6c Cypselurus atrisignis, also referred to as a flying fish; 10c Rallus philippensis or Buff-banded Rail is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae; 15c Padda oryzivora also known as the Java Finch, Java Sparrow or Rice Bird;20c Phaethon rubricauda also known as the red-tailed tropicbird, it is a seabird that can be found across the Indian and Pacific Oceans, nesting in colonies on many oceanic islands, this species is also known by its Maori name, amokura;30c Sterna fuscata also known as the sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) (formerly Sterna fuscata), is a seabird of the tern family;50c Demigretta sacra also called the Blue Reef Heron; $1 Fregata minor also called the Great Frigatebird.
Issued 9 July, 1969 with perforations as below
 
8-1-1KI 1c Turbo lajonkairii, perforation 13¼ x 13½;  
9-1-1KI 2c Tridacna crocea, perforation 13¼ x 13½;    
10-1-1KI 3c Tridacna derasa, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
11-1-1KI 4c Petroscirtes mitratus, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
12-1-1KI 5c Porites cocosensis, perforation 13½ x 13¼;  
13-1-1KI 6c Cypselurus atrisignis, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
14-1-1KI 10c Rallus philippensis, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
15-1-1KI 15c Padda oryzivora, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
16-1-1KI 20c Phaethon rubricauda, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
17-1-1KI 30c Sterna fuscata, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
18-1-1KI 50c Demigretta sacra, perforation 13¼ x 13½;
19-1-1KI $1 Fregata minor, perforation 13¼ x 13½
 
Ships Associated with Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Note Printing Branch, Reserve Bank of Australia
These ships were all associated in one form or another with the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the designs are, the 1c Dragon; the 2c H.M.S. Juno; the 5c H.M.S. Beagle; the 10c H.M.A.S. Sydney; the 15c S.M.S. Emden; the 20c The Ayesha; the 25c T.S.S. Islander; the 30c M.V. Cheshire; the 35c Jukong (race boat); 40c C.S. Scotia; 50c R.M.S. Orontes; $1 Royal Yacht Gothic.  The 1c stamp should have shown the Hector as that was the ship Captain William Keeling was aboard when the islands where discovered, he had left London on board the Dragon, but he transferred to the Hector when it's captain was lost, sending the Dragon back to England.  The 10c & 15c stamps depict two ships which were engaged in a historic sea battle during WWI, the Australian ship H.M.A.S. Sydney & the German ship S.M.S. Emden with the Emden being sunk.   The 50c stamp depicts the R.M.S. Orontes which picked up and dropped off tin can mail from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. 
Issued 29 March, 1976 with perforations as below
 
20-1-1KI 1c Dragon, perforation 13½ x 13; 
21-1-1KI 2c H.M.S. Juno, perforation 13 x 13½;   
22-1-1KI 5c H.M.S. Beagle, perforation 13 x 13½;  
23-1-1KI 10c H.M.A.S. Sydney, perforation 13 x 13½;
24-1-1KI 15c S.M.S. Emden, perforation 13 x 13½;
25-1-1KI 20c The Ayesha, perforation 13 x 13½; 
26-1-1KI 25c T.S.S. Islander, perforation 13½ x 13;   
27-1-1KI 30c M.V. Cheshire, perforation 13½ x 13; 
28-1-1KI 35c Jukong (race boat), perforation 13 x 13½;
29-1-1KI 40c C.S. Scotia, perforation 13 x 13½;  
30-1-1KI 50c R.M.S. Orontes, perforation 13½ x 13; 
31-1-1KI $1 Royal Yacht Gothic, perforation 13½ x 13 
 
The Cocos (Keeling) Island Postal Service was Inaugurated on 3 September, 1979.
 
Inauguration of Cocos (Keeling) Island Postal Service
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer: Asher & Co., Melbourne
The release celebrates the inauguration of the independent Postal Service on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the design includes the Australian Flag & Map of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands & cocos palms.
Issued 3 September, 1979 with perforation 15½
 
32-1-1KI 20c Flag, Map & View
 
Establishment of the First Statutory Council
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer: Asher & Co. Melbourne
Another landmark , this issue celebrates the establishment of the first Cocos (Keeling) Islands Statutory Council, the design depicts the island Common Seal & a sailing boat.
Issued 3 September, 1979 with perforation 15½
 
33-1-1KI 50c Seal & Boat
 
Fish Found in the Waters of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Part 1 
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer; Asher & Co., Melbourne
These range of stamps were issued over four releases with seventeen stamps in the series, this is part 1 and includes four stamps; the 1c Forcipiger falvissimus also known as the yellow longnose butterflyfish or forceps butterflyfish, it is a species of marine fish in the family Chaetodontidae; the 5c Anthias sp., also known as the Anthias, basslet or fairy basslet; the 35c Centropyge colini also known as the Cocos-Keeling angelfish & the $1 Paracanthurus hepatus also called the common surgeonfish, it is a species of Indo-Pacific surgeonfish it is the only member of the genus Paracanthurus, part 2 was released on 19 November, 1979; part 3 on 18 February, 1980 & part 4 on 1 July, 1980.
Issued 3 September, 1979 with perforation 15½
 
34-1-1KI 1c Forcipiger falvissimus;
35-1-1KI 5c Anthias sp.;
36-1-1KI 35c Centropyge colini;
37-1-1KI $1 Paracanthurus hepatus
 
Christmas 1979
Designer: D Pitt, Melbourne - Printer: Asher & Co., Melbourne
These two Christmas stamps depict peaceful idyllic scenes of an unchanging island paradise.
Issued 22 October, 1979 with perforation 15½
 
38-1-1KI 25c Peace on Earth;
39-1-1KI 55c Goodwill Toward Men
 
Fish Found in the Waters of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Part 2 
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer; Asher & Co., Melbourne
These range of stamps were issued over four releases with seventeen stamps in the series, this is part 2 and includes six stamps; the 2c Chaetodon ornatissumus also known as the Ornate Butterflyfish is a species of butterflyfish; the 15c Halichoeres sp. are a type of Wrasse; the 20c Amphiprion clarkii, known commonly as Clark's anemonefish and yellowtail clownfish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes; 30c Chaetodon madagascariensis, also known as the Seychelles Butterflyfish, it is a species of butterflyfish, found in the Indian Ocean from eastern Africa east to Cocos-Keeling Islands and Christmas Island, north to Sri Lanka; 40c Bodianus axillaris, also known as the axilspot hogfish, it is a species of wrasse native to the Indo-Pacific; & the 50c Coris gaimardi, also known as the yellowtail wrasse or African coris, among other vernacular names, is a species of wrasse native to the tropical waters of the central Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean , part 1 was released on 18 February, 1979; part 3 on 18 February, 1980 & part 4 on 1 July, 1980.
Issued 19 November, 1979 with perforation 15½
 
40-1-1KI 2c Chaetodon ornatissumus;
41-1-1KI 15c Halichoeres sp.;
42-1-1KI 20c Amphiprion clarkii;
43-1-1KI 30c Chaetodon madagascariensis;
44-1-1KI 40c Bodianus axillaris;
45-1-1KI 50c Coris gaimardi
 
Fish Found in the Waters of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Part 3 
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer; Asher & Co., Melbourne
These range of stamps were issued over four releases with seventeen stamps in the series, this is part 3 and includes four stamps; the 10c Chaetodon meyeri; the 25c Cheilinus fasciatus; the 55c Anampses meleagridges & the $2 Cheatodon trifasciatus, part 1 was released on 3 September, 1979, part 2 was released on 19 November, 1979 & part 4 on 1 July, 1980.
Issued 18 February, 1980 with perforation 15½
 
46-1-1KI 10c Chaetodon meyeri;
47-1-1KI 25c Cheilinus fasciatus;
48-1-1KI 55c Anampses meleagridges;
49-1-1KI $2 Cheatodon trifasciatus
 
Fish Found in the Waters of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Part 4 
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer; Asher & Co., Melbourne
These range of stamps were issued over four releases with seventeen stamps in the series, this is part 4 and includes three stamps; the 22c Balistapus undulatus; the 28c Macropharyngodon meleagris & the 60c Epinephelus tauvina, part 1 was released on 18 February, 1979, part 2 was released on 19 November, 1979 & part 3 on 18 February, 1980.
Issued 1 July, 1980 with perforation 15½
 
50-1-1KI 22c Balistapus undulatus;
51-1-1KI 28c Macropharyngodon meleagris;
52-1-1KI 60c Epinephelus tauvina

Christmas 1980
Designer: Peter Arnold - Printer: Asher & Co., Melbourne
This Christmas issue has three stamps the main theme is the Star of Bethlehem on each stamp, they are: the 15c Star of Bethlehem, Island Scene & Map; 28c Star of Bethlehem, Three Wise Men & Map; 60c Star of Bethlehem, Mary, Christ & the Shepherds.
Issued 22 October, 1980 with perforation 13½ x 13
 
53-1-1KI 15c Star, Scene & Map;
54-1-1KI 28c Star, Wise Men & Map;
55-1-1KI 60c Star, Mary, Christ & Shepherds
 
25th Anniversary of Territorial Status
Under Australian Administration
Designer: Suzanne Wilson - Printer: Asher & Co., Melbourne
The five stamps in this issue feature the coat of arms of each country that has at one time administered control over the islands; the 22c British Government 1857; the 22c Government of Ceylon 1878, 1942-46; the 22c Straights Settlements 1886; the 22c Colony of Singapore 1946; the 22c Australian Government 1955.
Issued 24 November, 1980 with perforation 13¼ x 13
 
56-1-1KI 22c British Government, 1857;
57-1-1KI 22c Government of Ceylon, 1878, 1942-46;
58-1-1KI 22c Straights Settlements, 1886;
59-1-1KI 22c Colony of Singapore, 1946;
60-1-1KI 22c Australian Government, 1955
 
56-1-1_60-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Operation Drake
Round the World Expedition 
Designer: Suzanne Wilson - Printer: Asher & Co., Melbourne
Operation Drake (1978–1980) was a round-the-world voyage with the participation of young people from many countries, this voyage was centured around the brigantine 'Eye of the Wind.' She left Plymouth in October 1978 and returned to London two years later, in December 1980, the operation was named after Sir Francis Drake, who had circumnavigated the world four hundred years before on the Golden Hind. Operation Drake was divided up onto 9 ocean and 1 land based phases, each lasting about 3 months. On each phase, a number of Young Explorers, youngsters aged between seventeen and twenty-four, who were selected from countries all over the world, worked together on serious scientific exploration, research and community projects.The expedition was mounted by the Scientific Exploration Society, and the expedition leader was Colonel John Blashford-Snell and the Patron of Operation was HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, the four stamps issued were; the 22c Eye of the Wind (the Eye of the Wind vessel and a map of the Cocos); the 28c Operation Drake (World Map showing voyage routes of both the Golden Hind & the Eye of the Wind); the 35c Sir Francis Drake & the Golden Hind; the 60c Prince Charles & the Eye of the Wind.
Issued 18 December, 1980 with perforations as below
 
61-1-1KI 22c Eye of the Wind & Map, perforation 13 x 13¼;
62-1-1KI 28c Operation Drake & World Map, perforation 13¼ x 13;
63-1-1KI 35c Sir Francis Drake & the Golden Hind, perforation 13 x 13¼;
64-1-1KI 60c Prince Charles & the Eye of the Wind, perforation 13 x 13¼
 
Opening of the Australian Animal Quarantine Station
on Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Designer: Cato Hibberd Design Pty. Ltd., Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
These three stamps were issued to commemorate the opening of the high security animal quarantine station on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Issued 12 May, 1981 with perforations as below
 
65-1-1KI 22c Aerial View of Station, perforation 13;
66-1-1KI 45c Transport & Unloading, perforation 13¼ x 12¾;
67-1-1KI 60c Animals in Quarantine, perforation 13¼ x 12¾;
 
Aircraft
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The five stamps released in this issue are aircraft that contributed to the development of air services on the Cocos (Keeling) Island.
Issued 23 June, 1981 with perforation 13 x 12¾
 
68-1-1KI 22c Consolidated Catalina 'Guba II';  
69-1-1KI 22c Consolidated Liberator, Avro Lancastrian;
70-1-1KI 22c Douglas DC4 Skymaster, Lockheed Constellation; 
71-1-1KI 22c Lockheed Electra;
72-1-1KI 22c Boeing 727
 
68-1-1_72-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Royal Wedding
Designer: Brian Clinton, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
These two stamps commemorate the wedding of HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer, both stamps feature the royal couple, but with different values.
Issued 29 July, 1981 with perforation 13¼ x 12¾
 
73-1-1KI 24c Royal Couple;
74-1-1KI 60c Royal Couple
 
Christmas 1981
Famous Carols 
Designer: Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This set of three Christmas stamps are based on three famous carols, Angels we have heard on high, Shepherds why this jubilee? & Come to Bethlehem and see Him.
Issued 22 October, 1981 with perforation 13¼ x 13
 
75-1-1KI 18c Angels we have heard on high;
76-1-1KI 30c Shepherds why this jubilee?;
77-1-1KI 60c Come to Bethlehem and see Him
 
150th Anniversary of the Commencement of
Charles Darwin's World Voyage
Designer: Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This release features Charles Darwin's epic voyage, on 27 December, 1831 he set forth on the H.M.S. Beagle commanded by captain Fitzroy, during this voyage Darwin stopped off at the Coco's (Keeling) Islands and following his research there developed his classic theory on the 'Subsidence of Coral Reefs and Atolls.'  there are three basic stamps in this issue and a miniature sheet containing two more stamps, making the total of five stamps for this issue.
Issued 28 December, 1981 with perforation 13¼ x 13
 
78-1-1KI 24c Reef Building Polypifers;
79-1-1KI 45c Charles Darwin;
80-1-1KI 60c H.M.S. Beagle
 
81-1-1KI 24c West Island Cross-section (left image);
82-1-1KI 24c Home Island Cross-section (right image)
 
81-1-1_82-1-1KI MS 48c Miniature Sheet
 
75th Anniversary of Annexation of
Cocos (Keeling) Islands to the British Empire
Designer: Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
On 14 March, 1857, Captain Stephen Grenville Fremantle of the H.M.S. Juno, raised the Union Jack on on Settlement Island, which is now Home Island and declared the Cocos Islands part of Her Majesty's Queen Victoria's Territories.
Issued 31 March, 1982 with perforation 13¼ x 13½
 
83-1-1KI 24c Queen Victoria;
84-1-1KI 45c Union Jack;
85-1-1KI 60c Captain Stephen Grenville Fremantle
 
75th Anniversary of Scouting
Designer: Brain Clinton, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
This issue features two stamps  the 27c Lord Baden-Powell & Palm Trees & the 75c Scout Flag & Map of the Cocos Islands (a feature of the 75c stamp is that the scout flag & banner are intertwined to form a 75.
Issued 21 July, 1982 with perforations as below
 
86-1-1KI 27c Lord Baden-Powell, perforation 13¼ x 13¾;
87-1-1KI 75c Scout Flag, Banner & Islands, perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
Butterflies & Moths
Part 1 
Designer: Brian Hargreaves, UK - Printer: Harrison & Sons, UK
There are sixteen stamps in this release, issued in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is the first part, comprising the 1c, 5c, 35c & $1 stamps, the second part was released on 6 January, 1983, the third part was issued on 6 April, 1983 and the forth part was issued on 1 July, 1983.
Issued 6 September, 1982 with perforation 14
 
88-1-1KI 1c Precis villida;
89-1-1KI 5c Macroglossum corythus;
90-1-1KI 35c Hippotion boerhaviae;
91-1-1KI $1 Achaea janata
 
Christmas 1982
Biblical Quotations  
Designer: George Hamori - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
This Christmas issue of three stamps features quotes directly from the Bible, the 21c (Isaiah 7:15) 'Call His name Immanuel'; 35c (Luke 2:10) 'I bring you good tidings'; 75c (Matthew 2:13) Arise and flee into Egypt'.
Issued 25 October, 1982 with perforation 13 x 13¾
 
92-1-1KI 21c Call His name Immanuel;
93-1-1KI 35c I bring you good tidings;
94-1-1KI 75c Arise and flee into Egypt
 
Butterflies & Moths
Part 2 
Designer: Brian Hargreaves, UK - Printer: Harrison & Sons, UK
There are sixteen stamps in this release, issued in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is the second part, comprising the 2c, 10c, 55c & $3 stamps, the first part was released on 6 September, 1982, the third part was issued on 6 April, 1983 and the forth part was issued on 1 July, 1983.
Issued 6 January, 1983 with perforation 14
 
95-1-1KI 2c Cephonodes picus;
96-1-1KI 10c Charismina candida;
97-1-1KI 55c Hypolimas misippus;
98-1-1KI $3 Utetheisa pulchelloides
 
Butterflies & Moths
Part 3 
Designer: Brian Hargreaves, UK - Printer: Harrison & Sons, UK
There are sixteen stamps in this release, issued in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is the third part, comprising the 20c, 30c, 40c & 45c stamps, the first part was issued on 6 September, 1982, the second issue was released on 6 January, 1983 and the forth part was issued on 1 July, 1983.
Issued 6 April, 1983 with perforation 14
 
99-1-1KI 20c Nagia linteola;
100-1-1KI 30c Eurrhyparodes tricoloralis;
101-1-1KI 40c Euploea core corinna;
102-1-1KI 45c Psara hipponalis
 
Butterflies & Moths
Part 4 
Designer: Brian Hargreaves, UK - Printer: Harrison & Sons, UK
There are sixteen stamps in this release, issued in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is the forth part, comprising the 25c, 50c, 60c & $2 stamps, the first part was issued on 6 September, the second part was released on 6 January, 1983 and the third part was issued on 6 April, 1983.
Issued 1 July, 1983 with perforation 14
 
103-1-1KI 25c Eublemma rivula;
104-1-1KI 50c Danaus chrysippus;
105-1-1KI 60c Spodoptera litura;
106-1-1KI $2 Hippotion velox
 
Christmas 1983
Nativity Scenes 
Designer: Roger Roberts - Printer: Cambec Press Pty., Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas issue of five stamps creates a pictorial panorama within it's Se-tenant format, featuring the total Nativity story through snapshots, each snapshot also includes a relevant verse from the Bible, all were valued at 24c, they are the; God will look after us, Matthew 1:20; Our baby king, Jesus Matthew 2:2; Your Saviour is born, Luke 2:11; Wise men follow the star, Matthew 2:9-10 & And worship the Lord, Matthew 2:11.
Issued 31 October, 1983 with perforation 14 x 13½
 
107-1-1KI 24c God will look after us;
108-1-1KI 24c Our baby king, Jesus;
109-1-1KI 24c Your Saviour is born;
110-1-1KI 24c Wise men follow the star;
111-1-1KI 24c And worship the Lord
 
107-1-1_111-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
Cocos-Malay Culture
Part 1 
Festivals 
Designer: Margaret Towt - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
There are three stamps in this issue, the 45c Hari Raya, this is the festival that follows fasting period of Ramadhan; the 75c Melenggok dance, this dance is one of the Cocos Islands traditional dances, where folklore & culture are expressed in physical form; the 85c Cocos-Malay Wedding, a Cocos-Malay wedding is a festive Muslim occasion.
Issued 27 January, 1984 with perforation 13¾ x 13
 
112-1-1KI 45c Hari Raya;
113-1-1KI 75c Melenggok dance;
114-1-1KI 85c Cocos-Malay wedding
 
75th Anniversary - Cocos Barrel Mail
Designer: Ray Honisett, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This release has four stamps, three as a part of the normal issue and one in a Miniature Sheet, they are the 35c Distributing Mail; 55c Jukong ready for Rendezvous with Mail ship; 70c S.S. Morea.  The Miniature Sheet shows the ten ships who were involved in the Barrel Mail operation from 1897 to 1973, but only one stamp in the value of $1 depicting the retrieval of the Barrel.
Issued 20 April, 1984 with perforations as below
 
115-1-1KI 35c Distribution of Mail, perforation 13¼ x 13¾;
116-1-1KI 55c Jukong Ready for Pickup, perforation 13¼ x 13¾;
117-1-1KI 70c S.S. Morea, perforation 13¼ x 13¾;
 
118-1-1KI $1 Barrel Retrieval, perforation 13¼ x 14¼
 
118-1-1KI MS $1 Miniature Sheet, perforation 13¼ x 14¼
 
375th Anniversary of the Discovery
of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Designer: Brian Clinton, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue celebrates 375 years since the discovery of these islands by Captain William Keeling aboard the Hector, there are four stamps in this issue, the 30c Captain William Keeling; the 65c The Hector; the 95c Mariner's Astrolabe & the $1.10 Map, Circa, 1666.
Issued 10 July, 1984 with perforation 13¾ x 13
 
119-1-1KI 30c Captain William Keeling;
120-1-1KI 65c The Hector;
121-1-1KI 95c Mariner's Astrolabe;
122-1-1KI $1.10 Map, Circa, 1666
 
AUSPEX 84
Australian World Philatelic Exhibition 1984 
21 - 30 September, 1984, Melbourne
Designer: Edwin Roberts, Adelaide - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This release is of three stamps, two in normal issues and one as a part of the Miniature Sheet, they are the 45c Malay Settlement, Home Island; the 55c Settlement, West Island Airstrip and the $2 Jukongs Racing in the Miniature Sheet with the AUSIPEX 84 logo.
Issued 21 September, 1984 with perforation 13¼ x 14¼
 
123-1-1KI 45c Malay Settlement, Home Island;
124-1-1KI 55c Settlement, West Island Airstrip
 
125-1-1KI $2 Jukongs Racing
 
125-1-1KI MS $2 AUSIPEX 84 Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas 1984
Rebirth 
Designer: Roger Roberts - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas theme is rebirth, it is captured by merging nature's creatures of the islands with the rainbow, the stamps are the 24c Fish; 35c Butterfly & 55c Bird.
Issued 31 October, 1984 with perforation 13½ x 14
 
126-1-1KI 24c Fish;
127-1-1KI 35c Butterfly;
128-1-1KI 55c Bird
 
Act of Self Determination
Miniature Sheet 
Designer: Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue commemorates the Act of Self Determination by the residents of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on 6 April, 1984 under the supervision of the United Nations, Cocos-Malay residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of integration with Australia, there are two stamps in this issue both released on the one miniature sheet, the first is the left hand 30c stamp, depicting people on two land masses waving to each other, symbolizing Australian and Cocos (Keeling) Islands peoples becoming one, the second 30c stamp (right hand) depicts an island, palm trees and the Australian flag.
Issued 30 November, 1984 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
129-1-1KI 30c Integration;
130-1-1KI 30c Australian Flag
 
129-1-1_130-1-1KI 60c Miniature Sheet
 
Cocos-Malay Culture
Part 2 
Handcrafts
Designer: Margaret Towt - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
There are again three stamps in this cultural issue, they are the 30c Jukong Building; 45c Blacksmithing & the 55c Woodcarving.
Issued 30 January, 1985 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
131-1-1KI 30c Jukong Building;
132-1-1KI 45c Blacksmithing;
133-1-1KI 55c Woodcarving
 
Cable-laying Ships
Designer: Brian Clinton, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
There are three ships depicted in these stamps they are the 33c C.S. Scotia; the 65c C.S. Anglia & the 80c C.S. Patrol., the laying of this cable to Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands came about in 1901 giving Australia access to the international communications network.
Issued 24 April, 1985 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
134-1-1KI 33c C.S. Scotia;
135-1-1KI 65c C.S. Anglia;
136-1-1KI 80c C.S. Patrol
 
Birds of the Islands
Designer: Margaret Towt, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This set were issued in a very usual Se-tenant arrangement, they are a block of three with the left hand 33c stamp vertical and the two right hand 60c & $1 stamps horizontal, forming a composite design.
Issued 17 July, 1985 with perforation as below
 
137-1-1KI 33c Red-footed Booby, perforation 13¼ x 13½;
138-1-1KI 60c Nankeen Night Heron (Juvenile), perforation 13½ x 13¼;
139-1-1KI $1 Buff-banded Rail, perforation 13½ x 13¼
 
137-1-1_139-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Block of 3
 
Shells & Molluscs
Part 1 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The warm waters of Indian Ocean are home to over 600 species of Molluscs, this series was released in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is part 1 & comprises the 1c Trochus maculatus, common name the maculated top shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails; the 5c Drupe morum, common name the purple drupe, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails; 33c Mitra fissurata, Scabricola (Swainsonia) fissurata, common name the reticulate mitre, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails & $1 Phillidia varicosa, Phyllidia varicosa is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Phyllidiidae; part 2 was issued on 29 January, 1986, Part 3 on 30 April, 1986 & part 4 on 30 July, 1986.
Issued 18 September, 1985 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
140-1-1KI 1c Trochus maculatus;
141-1-1KI 5c Drupe morum;
142-1-1KI 33c Mitra fissurata;
143-1-1KI $1 Phillidia varicosa
 
Christmas 1985 
Miniature Sheet
Designer: Otto Schmidinger & Christine Stead - Conceptional Artist: Don Goodwin, Prymont - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd.
This miniature Sheet is comprised of four stamps all of a composite view of the night sky through palm trees, the top left design has the value on the bottom left side of the stamp, the top right design has the value on the bottom right, the bottom left design has the value on the top left, the right bottom design has the value on the top right.
Issued 30 October, 1985 with perforation 13 x 13¾
 
144-1-1KI 27c Left Top Design;
145-1-1KI 27c Right Top Design;
146-1-1Ki 27c Left Bottom Design;
147-1-1KI 27c Right Top Design
 
144-1-1_147-1-1KI MS $1.08 Miniature Sheet
 
Shells & Molluscs
Part 2 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The warm waters of Indian Ocean are home to over 600 species of Molluscs, this series was released in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is part 2 & comprises the 2c Smaragdia rangiana, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Neritidae; the 3c Chama sp. or Chamidae, common name the jewel boxes or jewel box clams, is a taxonomic family of saltwater clams, the marine bivalve mollusks in the order Veneroida; 10c Conus miles, common name the soldier cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies, like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous & $3 Harminoea cymbalum, Haminoea cymbalum, sometimes known as the Cymbal bubble snail, is a species of sea snail or bubble snail, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusc in the family Haminoeidae, one of the families of bubble snails; part 1 was issued on 18 September, 1985, Part 3 on 30 April, 1986 & part 4 on 30 July, 1986, as well the 10c Conus miles was overprinted no denomination for the Mainland postage paid (43c) on 12 December, 1990 as a mainland postage paid stamp, it was reprinted (or overprinted) on 7 March 1991 for the same usage.
Issued 29 January, 1986 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
148-1-1KI 2c Smaragdia rangiana;
149-1-1KI 3c Chama sp.
150-1-1KI 10c Conus miles;
151-1-1KI $3 Harminoea cymbalum
 
150th Anniversary, Charles Darwin's Visit
to Cocos (Keeling) Islands 
Designer: Brian Clinton, Melbourne - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
In 1831 Charles Darwin began a five year journey of discovery aboard the H.M.S. Beagle captained by Captain Fitzroy, on their way to Mauritius they visited the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, landing on 1 April, 1836.
Issued 1 April, 1986 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
152-1-1KI 33c Charles Darwin portrait c. 1840;
153-1-1KI 60c Voyage of the Beagle;
154-1-1KI $1 H.M.S. Beagle
 
Shells & Molluscs
Part 3 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The warm waters of Indian Ocean are home to over 600 species of Molluscs, this series was released in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is part 3 & comprises the 15c Terebra maculata, common name Marlin Spike Auger, Terebra is a genus of small to large-sized predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Terebridae, the auger snails; the 20c Fragum fragum, it is a species of cockle, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Cardiidae it is commonly known as the white strawberry cockle or Heart Cockle and is found in the western Indo-Pacific Ocean. It is the type species of the genus Fragum; 30c Turbo lajonkairii, common name the Lajonkairi's turban, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails & 40c Lambis lambis, common name Gong Gong or the spider conch, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs; part 1 was issued on 18 September, 1985, part 2 on 29 January, 1986 & part 4 on 30 July, 1986, as well the 15c Terebra maculata was overprinted (no denomination) for the Postage Paid Airmail ($1.20), as was the 30c Turbo lajonkairii for the local postage (1c).
Issued 30 April, 1986 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
155-1-1KI 15c Terebra maculata;
156-1-1KI 20c Fragum fragum;
157-1-1KI 30c Turbo lajonkairii;
158-1-1KI 40c Lambis lambis
 
Shells & Molluscs
Part 4 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Printer: Cambec Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
The warm waters of Indian Ocean are home to over 600 species of Molluscs, this series was released in four parts of four stamps each, this issue is part 1 & comprises the 4c Cypraea moneta, common name the Money Cowry, is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries; the 50c Tridacna squamosa, known commonly as the Fluted Giant Clam and scaly clam, is one of a number of large clam species native to the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans; 60c Cypraea histrio, common name the harlequin cowry or the stage cowry, is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries & $2 Halgerda tessellata, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae; part 1 was issued on 18 September, 1985, part 2 on 29 January, 1986 & Part 3 on 30 April, 1986 as well the 50c Tridacna squamosa for the Postage Paid Airmail Zone 2 (80c) & the Cypraea histrio for the Postage Paid Airmail (70c).
Issued 30 July, 1986 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
159-1-1KI 4c Cypraea moneta;
160-1-1KI 50c Tridacna squamosa;
161-1-1KI 60c Cypraea histrio;
162-1-1KI $2 Halgerda tessellata
 
Christmas 1986 
Designer: Scott Hartshorne, Adelaide - Printer: Cambec Press, Melbourne
This Christmas issue pairs up three different island constants with three Christmas permanents, the 30c Coconut Palm and a Holly Sprig; the 90c Nautilus Shell and a Bauble; the $1 Tropical Fish & a Christmas Bell.
Issued 29 October, 1986 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
163-1-1KI 30c Palm Tree & Holly;
164-1-1KI 90c Shell & Bauble;
165-1-1KI $1 Fish & Bell
 
Sailing Craft
Designer: Jack Earl, Sydney - Printer: CPE-Cambec, Melbourne
The were four Se-tenant stamps issued here creating a panorama image, the five were the 36c Jukong, this boat has already appeared on many issues of stamps released by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the 36c Ocean Racer, this type of boat could be anything from 7  to 24 metres in length, in 1987 this type of boat competed in a race from Fremantle, Western Australia to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the 36c Sarimanok, this type of craft was 70 foot long it was built in 1985 for a re-enactment of mankind's longest known ocean crossing over 2,500 years ago, from Asia to Madagascar, over 5,000 nautical miles; 36c Ayesha, this craft a three masted schooner was seized by a raiding party left ashore on Direction Island when most of their shipmates on the German Cruiser S.M.S. Emden were captured after their ship was sunk by the H.M.A.S. Sydney in 1914, the raiders then sailed her to Sumatra.
Issued 26 January, 1987 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
166-1-1KI 36c Jukong;
167-1-1KI 36c Ocean Racer;
168-1-1KI 36c Sarimanok;
169-1-1KI 36c Ayesha
 
166-1-1_169-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 4
 
Island Scenes
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Artist: Hal Missingham, AO - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd
This release focuses on paintings by Hal Missington A.O., they are: the 70c Direction Island; the 90c West Island & the $1 Fifth Green.
Issued 8 April, 1987 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
170-1-1KI 70c Direction Island;
171-1-1KI 90c West Island; 
172-1-1KI $1 Green
 
Communications Links 
Designer: Ron Fletcher - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd
This release looks at the types of communications available, 70c Radio communications; 75c Air Air Services Communications; 90c Satellite Communications; $1 Air Mail Communications.
Issued 29 July, 1987 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾ 
 
173-1-1KI 70c Radio Communications;
174-1-1KI 75c Air Services Communications;
175-1-1KI 90c Satellite Communications;
176-1-1KI $1 Air Mail Communications
 
Cocos-Malay Industry
Designer: Brian Clinton - Printer CPE Australia Ltd
This issue focuses on other industries besides mining, in this case 45c Batik Printing; 65c Boat Building; 75c Copra.
Issued 16 September, 1987 with perforation 13½
 
177-1-1KI 45c Batik Printing;
178-1-1KI 65c Boat Building;
179-1-1KI 75c Copra
 
Christmas 1987
Designer: Margret Towt, Melbourne - Printer CPE Australia Ltd
This Christmas issue favours three Christmas idioms, Peace on Earth, Unity & Goodwill Towards All.
Issued 28 October, 1987 with perforation 13½ x 13¾ 
 
180-1-1KI 30c Peace on Earth;
181-1-1KI 90c Unity;
182-1-1KI $1 Goodwill Toward All
 
Australian Bicentennial
First Fleet Arrival
Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Design Studio - CPE Australia Ltd., Melbourne 
This same set was released by Australia as a part of their Bi-centennial celebrations, (Australian Bicentennial issue 26 January 1988), the five stamps were released as a Se-tenant panorama.
Issued 26 January,1988 with perforation 13¼
 
183-1-1KI 37c H.M.S. Supply at Botany Bay;
184-1-1KI 37c Fleet Arrival;
185-1-1KI 37c Sydney Cove;
186-1-1KI 37c Landing;
187-1-1KI 37c Raising the Flag
 
Life Cycle of the Coconut
Designers: Celia Rosser (stamps) Ron Fletcher (Miniature Sheet) - CPE Australia Ltd.
The life cycle of the coconut is shown here in four stages, Stage 1, 37c Inflorescence (Flower); Stage 2, 65c Small Nut Stage; Stage 3, 90c Full Grown Nuts; Stage 4, $1 Seedling Nuts.
Issued 13 April, 1988 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
188-1-1KI 37c Inflorescence (Flower);
189-1-1KI 65c Small Nut Stage;
190-1-1KI 90c Full Grown Nuts;
191-1-1KI $1 Seedling Nuts
 
188-1-1_191-1-1KI MS $2.92 Miniature Sheet
 
25th Anniversary of the First
Cocos (Keeling) Island Definitive Stamps
Designer: Ron Fletcher - Printer: Note Issue Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
This issue commemorates the first issue of definitive stamps with a Stamp on Stamp issue, six stamps from Cocos (Keeling) Island issues of 11 June, 1963 are reproduced on current value stamps, they are the; 3d Brown, Copra Industry on a 37c stamp; 1/- Green, Coco Palms on a 55c stamp; 5d Blue, Super Constellation Aircraft on a 65c stamp; 8d Red, Map of Islands on a 70c stamp; 2/- Purple, Native Dukong (Jukong) on a90c stamp & the 2/3 Green, White Tern on a $1 stamp.   The 70c Map of Islands stamp was also overprinted for the NZ 1990 Stamp Exhibition, the 65c Super Constellation Aircraft was also overprinted $5 on 11 December, 1990 to meet urgent postal needs for parcels to mainland Australia and Malaysia.
Issued 15 June, 1988 with perforation 14¾ x 14
 
192-1-1KI 37c Copra Industry;
193-1-1KI 55c Coco Palms;
194-1-1KI 65c Super Constellation Aircraft;
195-1-1KI 70c Map of Islands;
196-1-1KI 90c Native Dukong (Jukong);
197-1-1KI $1 White Tern
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Flora
Part 1 
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
Designs Based on Reference Material by Dr. David Williams
This Flora series was released over five parts, 3 of the four of stamps and 2 of miniature sheets, there are four stamps in this issue, the 1c Pisonia grandis is a species of flowering tree in the Bougainvillea family, Nyctaginaceae; the 5c Morinda citrifolia is a tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, its native range extends through Southeast Asia and Australasia and the species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalised; the 37c Calophyllum inophyllum is a large evergreen, commonly called Alexandrian laurel balltree, beach calophyllum, beach touriga, beautyleaf, Borneo-mahogany, Indian doomba oiltree, Indian-laurel, laurelwood, red poon, satin touriga, and tacamahac-tree & the $3 Hibiscus tiliceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics; part 2 a miniature sheet was issued on 30 July, 1988 but was only available via mail order or directly from the SYDPEX 88 Stamp Exhibition; part 3 was issued on 18 January, 1989 & part 4 was issued on 19 April, 1989, Part 4 was issued on 24 August, 1990.
Issued 29 July, 1988 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
198-1-1Ki 1c Pisonia grandis; 
199-1-1KI 5c Morinda citrifolia; 
200-1-1KI 37c Calophyllum inophyllumb;
201-1-1Ki $3 Hibiscus tiliceus
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Flora
Part 2 
Miniature Sheet Issue 
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
Designs Based on Reference Material by Dr. David Williams
This is part two of the Flora issue, part 1 was issued on 29 July, 1988, while this miniature sheet was issued at the SYDPEX 88 Stamp Expo, this miniature sheet only contains the $3 Hibiscus tiliceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics, this miniature sheet was only available via mail order or directly from the SYDPEX 88 Stamp Exhibition and this stamp on it's own is slightly different to the original issue on 29 July, 1988, although the same basic design to the single issue it's part number reflects the slight change; part 3 was issued on 18 January, 1989 & part 4 was issued on 19 April, 1989, part five was issued on 24 August, 1990.
Issue  30 July, 1988 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
201-1-2KI $3 Hibiscus tiliceus, Miniature Sheet stamp;
 
201-1-2KI MS $3 SYDPEX Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas 1988
Designer: Tom Bland - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This issue features Coconut Palms set against an afternoon sky as the sun sets in the background creating a range of colours, depicted and reflected by the colour of the stamps themselves.
Issued 12 October, 1988 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
202-1-1KI 32c Orange Sunset;
203-1-1KI 90c Red Sunset;
204-1-1KI $1 Purple Sunset
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Flora
Part 3
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
Designs Based on Reference Material by Dr. David Williams
This Flora series was released over five parts, 3 of the four of stamps and 2 of miniature sheets, there are four stamps in this issue, the 2c Cocos nucifera, commonly called the coconut tree, is a member of the family Arecaceae, it is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut; the 5c Cordia subcordata is a species of flowering tree in the borage family, Boraginaceae, that is native to eastern Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, northern Australia and the Pacific Islands; the 30c Argusia argentea, it was once known as Argusia argentea, but is now known as Heliotropium foertherianum, it has a wide distribution in and around the Indo-Pacific; the last in this part is the $2 Scaevola sericea is an indigenous shrub and is common in hot dry coastal areas on most of the Hawaiian islands except for some of the Northwest islands. It is also found throughout the tropical and subtropical Pacific and Indian Ocean islands and coasts; part 1 was issued on 29 July, 1988; part 2 a miniature sheet was issued on 30 July, 1988 & part 4 was issued on 19 April, 1989, part 5 was issued on 24 August, 1990.
Issued 18 January, 1989 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
205-1-1KI 2c Cocos nucifera; 
206-1-1KI 10c Cordia subcordata; 
207-1-1KI 30c Argusia argentea;
208-1-1Ki $2 Scaevola sericea
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Flora
Part 4
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
Designs Based on Reference Material by Dr. David Williams
This Flora series was released over five parts, 3 of the four of stamps and 2 of miniature sheets, there are four stamps in this issue, the 40c Barringtonia asiatica is a species of Barringtonia native to mangrove habitats on the tropical coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean from Zanzibar east to Taiwan, the Philippines, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia ; the 50c Caesalpinia bonduc, commonly known as Gray Nicker, is a species of flowering plant in the senna family, Caesalpiniaceae, that has a pantropical distribution, it is a vine-like shrub that reaches a length of 6 metres; the 90c Terminalia catappa is a large tropical tree in the leadwood tree family, Combretaceae, that grows mainly in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia & the $1 Pemphis acidulais a genus of maritime plants in family Lythraceae, until recently it was thought to have only one species (described in 1775 as Pemphis acidula) but is now believed to have at least two; part 1 was issued on 29 July, 1988; part 2 a miniature sheet was issued on 30 July, 1988 & part 3 was issued on 18 January, 1989. A $3 Miniature Sheet incorporating of the images from this series was released for the NZ 1990 Stamp Expo this is part 5.
Issued 19 April, 1989 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
209-1-1KI 40c Barringtonia asiatica; 
210-1-1KI 50c Caesalpinia bonduc; 
211-1-1KI 90c Terminalia catappa;
212-1-1KI $1 Pemphis acidula
 
50th Anniversary of the First Indian Ocean Aerial Survey
Designer: Brian Clinton - Printer: CPE Australia Ltd.
This issue commemorates the first Indian Ocean aerial survey, in June, 1939, the Australian Government chartered a Gruba II Flaying Boat to survey a flight route across the Indian Ocean. The postal authorities in Australia engraved a 5/- stamp for all mail to be carried on these flights, the plan was then abandoned and the stamp never issued.
Issued 19 July, 1989 with perforation 13¾ x 13
 
213-1-1KI 40c Captain P.G. Taylor;
214-1-1KI 70c Gruba II & Crew;
215-1-1KI $1 Gruba II at Direction Island;
216-1-1KI $1.10 Unissued Australian Srtamp
 
Christmas 1989
Designer: Tom Bland, Philatelic Studios - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas issue again features the same image (a Jukong set against a night sky with the Star of Bethlehem), all three with different colour ranges and values, the stamps are the: 35c Orange; 80c Yellow & the $1.10 Red.
Issued 28 October, 1989 with perforation 13¾ x 13
 
217-1-1KI 35c Orange;
218-1-1KI 80c Yellow;
219-1-1KI $1.10 Red 
 
75th Anniversary of the Naval Engagement
H.M.A.S. Sydney & S.M.S. Emden 
Designer: Tom Bland - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
H.M.A.S. Sydney sighted the S.M.S. Emden and engaged her on November, 1914, sinking her and taking most of her crew captive, the Emden later beached on North Keeling Island, a landing party escaped capture as they had landed on Direction Island and remained undetected, the Se-tenant strip contains a non-valued location panel as the central stamp (it could be considered a Cinderella, but an official one), the $3.20 miniature sheet contained all four stamps with a number of maps of the area.
Issued 9 November, 1989 with perforation 13 x 13¾
 
220-1-1KI 40c H.M.A.S.Sydney;
221-1-1KI 70c S.M.S. Emden;
222-1-1KI $1 S.M.S. Emden's Steam Launch;
223-1-1KI $1.10 Naval Crest H.M.A.S. Sydney
 
220-1-1_223-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 4 with
location non-denominational location panel
 
Crabs of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Designer: Jill Ruse - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
Well over 180 species of hermit and true crabs inhabit the coral cays ans lagoon that forms the Cocos (keeling) Islands, in this issue four are shown, the stamps are the: 45c Xanthid Crab; 75c Ghost Crab; $1 Red-back Mud Crab and the $1.30 Coconut Crab.
Issued 31 May, 1990 with perforation 14½
 
224-1-1KI 45c Xanthid Crab;
225-1-1KI 75c Ghost Crab; 
226-1-1KI $1 Red-back Mud Crab;
227-1-1KI $1.30 Coconut Crab
 
Navigators
Designers: Elizabeth & Rick Innes - Printer: Note Printing Australia
This release commemorates the early navigators who visited the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, there are four stamps in the issue, the miniature incorporates one of each along with a 1724 map by J.A. Van Keulen, along with profile views of the islands by Captain C.G. Ekeberg from 1749.
Issued 24 August, 1990 with perforation 14¾ x 14¼
 
228-1-1KI 45c Captain Keeling, 'Hector' 1609;
229-1-1KI 75c Captain Fitzroy, 'Beagle' 1836;
230-1-1KI $1 Captain Belcher, 'Samarang' 1836;
231-1-1KI $1.30Captain Fremantle,'Juno' 1857
 
228-1-1_231-1-1KI MS $3.50 Imperforate Miniature Sheet
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Flora
Part 5
Miniature Sheet Overprinted NZ 1990
World Stamp Exhibition, Auckland
24 AUG - 2 SEP 1990
Designer: Ron Fletcher, Melbourne - Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
Designs Based on Reference Material by Dr. David Williams
This Flora series was released over five parts, 3 of the four of stamps and 2 of miniature sheets, there are three stamps in this issue, the 10c Cordia subcordata; the $2 Scaevola sericea & the 90c Terminalia catappa; all three stamps were issued before but these threee have 1990 printed at the bottom of each, part 1 was issued on 29 July, 1988; part 2 a miniature sheet was issued on 30 July, 1988 & part 3 was issued on 18 January, 1989, part 4 on 19 April, 1989. This $3 Miniature Sheet incorporating three of the images from this series was released at the NZ 1990 World Stamp Exhibition on 24 August, 1990, the expo ran to 2 September, 1990, it was also not available to non-attending collectors until 3 September, 1990, I have listed the separate stamps below for identification as a small number seem to have found their way onto the market without a perforation, but are easily identified as they have 1990 printed at the bottom of each stamp.
Issued 24 August, 1990 released Imperforate
 
206-1-2KI 10c Cordia subcordata; 
208-1-2KI $2 Scaevola sericea; 
211-1-2KI 90c Terminalia catappa

206-1-2_211-1-2KI $3 Miniature Sheet Overprinted 'NZ 1990'
World Stamp Exhibition, Auckland 24 AUG - 2 SEP 1990
 
NZ 1990, World Stamp Exhibition
Auckland 24 AUG - 2 SEP 1990
Overprint  
Designer: Ron Fletcher - Printer: Note Issue Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
This issue stamp taken from the 25th Anniversary of the First Cocos (Keeling) Island Definitive Stamps issued on 15 June, 1988 was overprinted and released at the NZ 1990 World Stamp Exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand, the Expo ran from 24 August to 2 September, 1990, it was also not available to non-attending collectors until 3 September, 1990.
Issued 24 August, 1990 with perforation 14¾ x 14
 
195-1-2KI 70c Map of Islands Overprinted NZ 1990
 
Emergency Printing
Part 1 
Designer: Ron Fletcher - Surcharge Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
This stamp, original part number (194-1-1KI) is the 65c Super Constellation Aircraft, it was previously issued on 15 June, 1988, it was reproduced overprinted $5 here to meet the islands urgent needs for parcels postage from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to mainland Australia and Malaysia, another stamp followed the next day 12 December, 1990, with more the following year in January & March, 1991.   The stamps part number reflects it's connection with the original release.  There were Emergency printings on 11 December, 1990; 12 December, 1990; 21 January, 1991; 25 January, 1991 & 7 March 1991.
Issued 11 December, 1990 with perforation 14¾ x 14
 
194-2-1KI $5 Overprinted Super Constellation Aircraft
 
Emergency Printing
Part 2 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Surcharge Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
This is the second Emergency printing for this month, the stamp is the (150-1-1KI) 10c Conus miles, it was previously issued on 29 January, 1986, it was reproduced here overprinted MAINLAND POSTAGE PAID (so had a value of 43c) although no denomination was shown on the stamp, to meet the normal postage to the Mainland, this stamp was re-issued on 7 March 1991 (second printing) again as an overprint but with slight differences.   There were Emergency printings on 11 December, 1990; 12 December, 1990; 21 January, 1991; 25 January, 1991 & 7 March 1991.
Issued 12 December, 1990 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
150-2-1KI MAINLAND POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Conus miles
 
Christmas 1990 
Emergency Printing 
Designer: Stylegraphics, Perth - Printer: Scott Four-Colour Print
This issue is odd to say the least, as the stamps are square & they are also rouletted gauge 10, the stamps are aerial views of the main atoll from three different directions, there are three stamps in the set: the 40c Eastern View; the 70c Northern View & the $1.30 Western View, the 40c stamp was also released in a $4 booklet of 10 stamps and 2 logo labels; and also in a combined $3 Booklet of 2 x 70c & 4 x 40c stamps with 6 logo labels spread equally in the pane, the outer covers of both booklets featured a photograph of Prison Island on the front and a map of Cocos (Keeling) Islands on the back, the inner cover has a 1991 calender.
Issued 12 December 1990 with roulette perforation gauge 10
 
232-1-1KI 40c Eastern View; 
233-1-1KI 70c Northern View; 
234-1-1KI 40c Western View 
 
232-1-1KI BK $4 Booklet Pane
 
232-1-1_233-1-1KI BK $3 Booklet Pane 
 
Emergency Printing
Part 3 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Surcharge Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
This is the third Emergency printing, the stamp is the (157-1-1KI) 30c Turbo lajonkairii, it was previously issued on 30 April, 1986, it was reproduced here overprinted LOCAL POSTAGE PAID (so had a value of 1c) although no denomination was shown on the stamp, to meet the normal local postage.   There were Emergency printings on 11 December, 1990; 12 December, 1990; 21 January, 1991; 25 January, 1991 & 7 March 1991.
Issued 21 January, 1991 with Perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
157-2-1KI LOCAL POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Turbo lajonkairii
 
Emergency Printing
Part 4 
Designer: Celia Rosser - Surcharge Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
This is the fourth Emergency printing, the stamp is the (190-1-1KI) 90c Full Grown Nuts, it was previously issued on 13 April, 1988, it was reproduced here overprinted OFFICIAL PAID MAINLAND (so had a value of 43c) although no denomination was shown on the stamp, this stamp was only used for official mail to the Mainland.   There were Emergency printings on 11 December, 1990; 12 December, 1990; 21 January, 1991; 25 January, 1991 & 7 March 1991.
Issued 25 January, 1991 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
190-2-1KI OFFICIAL PAID MAINLAND Overprinted Full Grown Nuts
 
Marine Wildlife
Echinoderms  
Designer: Jill Ruse, Perth - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue focuses on Echinoderms they are a phylum of marine animals, the adults are recognizable by their radial symmetry and include such well-known animals as starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers, there are four stamps in this issue, the 45c Beaded Sea Star, Astropecten articulates; the 75c Feather Star, Feather Stars, Scientific family: the Crinoids, are one of the most peaceful and beautiful starfish; $1 Slate Pencil Urchin, the slate pencil urchin, Eucidaris tribuloides, is a cidaroid sea urchin; $1.30 Globose Sea Urchin, the word Globose means spherical or globular, in simpler terms round.
Issued 28 February, 1991 with perforation 13¾ x 13¼
 
235-1-1KI 45c Beaded Sea Star;
236-1-1KI 75c Feather Star;
237-1-1KI $1 Slate Pencil Urchin;
238-1-1KI $1.30 Globose Sea Urchin
 
Emergency Printing
Part 5 
Designer: Gavin Ryan, Sydney - Surcharge Printer: State Printing Division (W.A. Government, Perth)
This is the fifth Emergency printing, there 4 stamps in this part, they are the (150-1-1KI) 10c Conus miles, previously issued on 29 January, 1986, then issued as the second Emergency printing, it was reproduced again here overprinted MAINLAND POSTAGE PAID (so had a value of 43c) although no denomination was shown on the stamp again, to meet the normal postage to the Mainland; the second stamp is the (161-1-1KI) 60c Cypraea histrio, previously issued on 30 July, 1986, it was reproduced here overprinted 70c ZONE 1 POSTAGE PAID to cover the zone 1 Airmail rate; the third stamp is the (160-1-1KI) 50c Tridacna squamosa, previously issued on 30 July, 1986, it was reproduced here overprinted 80c ZONE 2 POSTAGE PAID to cover the zone 2 Airmail rate; the fourth stamp is the (155-1-1KI) 15c Terebra maculata, previously issued on 30 July, 1986, it was reproduced here overprinted $1.20 ZONE 5 POSTAGE PAID to cover the zone 5 Airmail rate.   There were Emergency printings on 11 December, 1990; 12 December, 1990; 21 January, 1991; 25 January, 1991 & 7 March 1991.
Issued 7 March, 1991 with perforation 13¼ x 13¾
 
150-3-1KI MAINLAND POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Conus miles;
161-2-1KI 70c ZONE 1 POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Cypraea histrio;
160-2-1KI 80c ZONE 2 POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Tridacna squamosa;
155-2-1KI $1.20 ZONE 5 POSTAGE PAID Overprinted Terebra maculata
 
Hari Raya Puasa
Designer: Peter Cunningham, Perth, based on an original design by Mat bin Macrae, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Printer: Leigh - Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This release commemorates the observance of the Muslim Hari Raya Festival, there are three stamps in the issue, the 45c Island Scene Palm Trees on the Right; the 75c Island Scene Palm Trees on the Left & the $1.30 Island Scene Palm Tree Each Side.
Issued 16 April, 1991  with perforation 14½
 
239-1-1KI 45c Island Scene Palm Trees on the Right;
240-1-1KI 75c Island Scene Palm Trees on the Left; 
241-1-1KI $1.30 Island Scene Palm Tree Each Side
 
Christmas 1991
Part 1 
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas issue is in 2 parts of four stamps each, this is part 1 & contains four stamps, the 38c A Child Praying; the 43c A Child Dreaming; the $1 A Child Singing & the $1.20 A Child Viewing with Wonder the Trappings of the Season, a miniature Sheet was also released as part 2 below.
Issued 6 November, 1991 with perforation 15½
 
242-1-1KI 38c A Child Praying;
243-1-1KI 43c A Child Dreaming;
244-1-1KI $1 A Child Singing;
245-1-1KI $1.10 A Child in Wonder
 
Christmas 1991
Part 2
Miniature Sheet 
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas issue is in 2 parts of four stamps each, this is part 2 & contains four stamps incorporated in a Miniature Sheet with the stamps in Se-tenant form creating a composite picture of a Children's Choir.
Issued 6 November, 1991 with perforation 15½
 
246-1-1KI 38c We Wish You a Merry Christmas;
247-1-1KI 43c We Wish You a Merry Christmas;
248-1-1KI $1 We Wish You a Merry Christmas;
249-1-1KI $1.10 And a Happy New Year
 
246-1-1_249-1-1KI MS $3.01 Composite Design Miniature Sheet
 
Crustaceans of Cocos (Keeling) Islands 
Part 1, Crabs
Illustrator: Jane Moore, Christmas Island - Designer; Elizabeth Innes
Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue (Crabs) contains 12 stamps issued in two parts, part 1 below comprises the 5c Lybia tessellata is a species of small crab in the family Xanthidae; 20c Trizopagurus strigatus is a very attractive, medium-size hermit crab that is relatively innocuous it is also called the striped or Halloween hermi; 40c Thalamitoides quadridens; 45c Calcinus elegans is a hermit crab species in the genus Calcinus found in the Indo-West Pacific region; 60c Trapezia rufopunctata is a species of guard crabs in the family Trapeziidae & the $3 Trapezia cymodoce is a small crab that is an obligate symbiont of Pocillopora corals, Part 2 was issued on 11 August, 1992 & contains the 10c, 30c, 50c, 80c, $1 & $2 stamps.  A series of Aerograms were also issued designed by Sandra Harman and the photographer was Joanna Smith, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, they were printed by Mercury-Walch, Hobart, Tasmania.
Issued 26 February, 1992 with perforation 14½
 
250-1-1KI 5c Lybia tessellata;
251-1-1KI 20c Trizopagurus strigatus;
252-1-1KI 40c Thalamitoides quadridens;
253-1-1KI 45c Calcinus elegans;
254-1-1KI 60c Trapezia rufopunctata;
255-1-1KI $3 Trapezia cymodoce
 
500th Anniversary of Discovery of America 
Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands were represented at the World Columbian Stamp Expo '92 in Chicago, this stamp was released on the opening day.
Issued 22 May, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
256-1-1KI $1.05 Santa Maria
 
Endangered Species 
Cocos Buff-Branded Rail
Part 1 - WWF
Designer: George Drummond, UK - Printer:The House of Questa
There are two parts to this release both were released on the same date, one being World Wildlife Fund stamps in Se-tenant format of 10c, 15c, 30c & 45c stamps, this is part 1.  I have listed this sheet as $4 in value, but I believe from memory this sheetlet sold for $4.20.
Issued 11 June, 1992 with perforation 14
 
257-1-1KI 10c Cocos Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi;
258-1-1KI 15c Cocos Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi; 
259-1-1KI 30c Cocos Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi; 
260-1-1KI 45c Cocos Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi; 
 
257-1-1_260-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 4
 
257-1-1_260-1-1KI MS $4 WWF Miniature Sheet
 
Endangered Species 
Branded Rail
Part 2 - Miniature Sheet
Designer: George Drummond, UK - Printer:The House of Questa
There are two parts to this release both were released on the same date, one being World Wildlife Fund stamps in Se-tenant format of 10c, 15c, 30c & 45c stamps, the other being an ordinary issue miniature sheet of three stamps, a 45c, a 85c & a $1.20 stamp, this is part 2.
Issued 11 June, 1992 with perforation 14
 
261-1-1KI 45c Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi;
262-1-1KI 85c Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi;
263-1-1KI $1.20 Buff-Banded Rail, Rallus philippensis andrewsi
 
261-1-1_263-1-1KI MS $2.50 Miniature Sheet
 
Crustaceans of Cocos (Keeling) Islands 
Part 2, Crabs
Designer: Jane Moore - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue (Crabs) contains 12 stamps issued in two parts, part 2 below comprises the 10c Pilodius areolatus is a genus of crabs in the family Xanthidae; 30c Lophozozymus pulchellus is a species of crab in the family Xanthidae; 50c Clibarius (Clibanarius) humilis is a genus of hermit crabs in the family Diogenidae; 80c Pylopaguropsis magnimanus is a type of marine organism, which is part of the Pylopaguropsis Genus, which is part of the Paguridae Family, which is part of the Paguroidea Superfamily, which is part of the Anomura Infraorder; $1 Trapezia ferruginea appears to depend entirely on its coral host (Pocillopora spp. ) for shelter and food & the $2 Trapezia guttata, there are in excess of 69 different varieties of this coral crab, Part 1 was issued on 28 February, 1992 & contains the 5c, 20c, 40c, 45c, 60c & $3 stamps.
Issued 11 August, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
264-1-1KI 10c Pilodius areolatus;
265-1-1KI 30c Lophozozymus pulchellus;
266-1-1KI 50c Clibarius humilis;
267-1-1KI 80c Pylopaguropsis magnimanus;
268-1-1KI $1 Trapezia ferruginea;
269-1-1KI $2 Trapezia guttata
 
50th Anniversary of WWII
Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue commemorates the end of the Second World War, the are three stamps in this issue, the 45c World War II - RAF Defence - Spitfires; 85c World War II - Bombing of Kampong; $1.20 World War II - RAF Reconnaissance - Sunderlands, the Cocos was involved in the war as an air base was situated on the Islands, from where strikes were made against the Japanese invading forces.
Issued 13 October, 1992 with perforation 14.6 x 14.4
 
270-1-1KI 45c World War II - RAF Defence - Spitfires;
271-1-1KI 85c World War II - Bombing of Kampong;  
272-1-1KI $1.20 World War II - RAF Reconnaissance - Sunderlands 
 
Christmas 1992
Festive Season 
Photographer: Pauline Dunce - Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This Christmas Issue contains three stamps, the 40c Surf Breaking on Edge; 80c Island Scene & $1 Tropical Fish in Coral Lagoon.
Issued 10 November, 1992 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
273-1-1KI 40c Surf Breaking on Reef;
274-1-1KI 80c Island Scene;
275-1-1KI $1 Tropical Fish in Coral Lagoon
 
Cocos (Keeling) Island Corals
Designer: Jill Ruse, Perth - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
There are four stamps in this release, all forms of Coral found in and around the islands, the 45c Lobophyllia hermprichii; the 85c Pocillopora eydouxi; the $1.05 Fungia scutaria & the $1.20 Sarcophyton sp..
Issued 28 January, 1993 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
276-1-1KI 45c Lobophyllia hermprichii;
277-1-1KI 85c Pocillopora eydouxi;
278-1-1KI $1.05 Fungia scutaria;
279-1-1KI $1.20 Sarcophyton sp.
 
Currency of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
Since settlement in 1827 by Clunies-Ross and prior to 1978, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands has had several unique local currency tokens, the four stamps below depict the four most unusual.
Issued 30 March, 1993 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6

280-1-1KI 45c Plastic 5r. Token;
281-1-1KI 85c 1968 Plastic 1r. Token;
282-1-1KI $1.05 1977 150r. Commemorative Gold Coin;
283-1-1KI $1.20 1910 Plastic Token
 
Education on Cocos
Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
There are five stamps in this release, the 5c Primary - Classroom Activities; the 45c Secondary Studies; the 80c Crafts - Traditional Basket-weaving; the $1.05 Office Staff - Further Education & the $1.20 Marine Officers - Coxswain's Training.
Issued 1 June, 1993 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
284-1-1KI 5c Primary - Classroom Activities; 
285-1-1KI 45c Secondary Studies; 
286-1-1KI 80c Crafts - Traditional Basket-weaving;
287-1-1KI $1.05 Office Staff - Further Education;
288-1-1KI $1.20 Marine Officers - Coxswain's Training 
 
Air-Sea Rescue
Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue is of three stamps, the 45c Men in Lifeboat; the 85c Westwind 'Seascan' Aircraft  & the $1.05 R. J. Hawke, Inter-Island Ferry, a miniature sheet was also released containing one of each stamp.
Issued 17 August, 1993 with perforation 14.6 x 14.4
 
289-1-1KI 45c Men in Lifeboat;
290-1-1KI 85c Westwind 'Seascan'; 
291-1-1KI $1.05 R. J. Hawke, Inter-Island Ferry
 
289-1-1_291-1-1KI MS $2.35 Miniature Sheet
 
Christmas Festive Season 1993 
Designer: Philatelic Studios, Melbourne - Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
This issue services both the Islamic & Christian populations of the islands, the theme of the stamps are the 'Doves of Peace' reflecting the peace and harmony of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, this will be the last issue by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Philatelic Bureau, as in 1994 Australia post will assume responsibility for postal & philatelic services on the island.  The three stamps are all the same image only the colour and value change.
Issued 26 October, 1993 with perforation 14.4 x 14.6
 
292-1-1KI 40c Pink/Purple Doves of Peace;
292-2-1KI 80c Blue/Purple Doves of Peace;
292-3-1KI $1 Yellow/Red Doves of Peace
 
During 1991-92 the Australian Government decided that mainland law, including the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 would apply to its Indian Ocean Territories, following amendments to the legislation, responsibility for postal services was given to Australia Post, these responsibilities came into being in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands on 1 January, 1994, all issues from that date on were valid for postage throughout Australia and all Australian issues are valid on the islands.  The Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamps were valid in Australia once before from 9 July, 1969 to 2 September, 1979.
 
Cocos Map
Designer: Sue Passmore, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing group, Mulgrave
All 20 stamps were printed on a single sheet with interconnecting designs combining into a map of the islands with each line having a Se-tenant strip, the last Se-tenant strip (5 x 45c) was actually produced on it's own to cater for the extra demand for 45c stamps on the islands, the 5c stamps are all Reef Triggerfish, the 10c stamps are all Green Turtles, the 20c stamps are all Pyramid Butterflyfish & the 45c stamps are all Jukongs (sailboats).
17 February, 1994 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
REEF TRIGGERFISH
 
293-1-1KI 5c Left hand first stamp, top row;
294-1-1KI 5c Second stamp from left, top row;
295-1-1KI 5c Middle stamp, top row; 
296-1-1KI 5c Second stamp from right, top row;
297-1-1KI 5c Right hand corner stamp, top row
 
293-1-1_297-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5 x 5c
GREEN TURTLES
 
298-1-1KI 10c Left hand stamp, second row;
299-1-1KI 10c Second stamp from left, second row;
300-1-1KI 10c Middle stamp, second row; 
301-1-1KI 10c Second stamp from right, second row; 
302-1-1KI 10c Right hand stamp, second row 
 
298-1-1_302-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5 x 10c
PYRAMID BUTTERFLYFISH
 
303-1-1KI 20c Left hand stamp, third row;
304-1-1KI 20c Second stamp from left, third row;
305-1-1KI 20c Middle stamp, third row;
306-1-1KI 20c Second stamp from right, third row; 
307-1-1KI 20c Right hand stamp, third row
 
303-1-1_307-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5 x 20c 
JUKONGS
 
308-1-1KI 45c Left hand stamp, bottom row;
309-1-1KI 45c Second stamp from left, bottom row;
310-1-1KI 45c Middle stamp, bottom row;
311-1-1KI 45c Second stamp from right, bottom row; 
312-1-1KI 45c Right hand stamp, bottom row
 
308-1-1_312-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5 x 45c
 
293-1-1_312-1-1KI MS $4 Miniature Sheet containing all 20 stamps
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shadow Puppets
Designer: Josephine Murè, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
All I can say here is, the theme of this release is puppets, as I do not have any details, although I do have the stamps and the basic information.
Issued 16 June, 1994 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
313-1-1KI 45c Prabu Abjasa;
314-1-1KI 90c Prabu Pandu;
315-1-1KI $1 Judistra;
316-1-1KI $1.35 Abimanju
 
Seasonal Festivals 1994
Designer: Tracie Grimwood - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
Again Islamic & Christians cultures have been served by this issue, the release is of three stamps, a similar set were released at Christmas island.
Issued 31 October, 1994 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
317-1-1KI 40c Angel Playing Harp / Crescent Moon;
318-1-1KI 45c Wise Man & Gift / Crescent Moon;
319-1-1KI 80c Crescent Moon over Mosque
 
Seabirds of North Keeling Island
Illustrator: Bill Wood, Melbourne - Typography: Lisa Christensen, Australia Post Graphic Design
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
The North Keeling Island Atoll is a very remote section of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, no humans live there there are however a number if types of trees and vegetation growing there, giving shelter and homes to a diverse range of wildlife, the area is a National Park over fifty types of birds use this Atoll, the are four birds listed on the stamps and two extra's on the miniature sheet they are the White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) & the Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) on the 45c stamp; the Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) & the White Tern (Gygis alba) on the 85c stamp and a further two the Sooty Tern (Sterna fuscata) & the Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) on the miniature sheet which includes the two stamps.  The miniature sheet was also overprinted for the 8th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition, Jakarta.
Issued 16 March, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
320-1-1KI 45c White-tailed Tropicbird & the Masked Booby;
321-1-1KI 85c Great Frigatebird & the White Tern
 
320-1-1_321-1-1KI MS $1.30 Miniature Sheet
 
Cocos (Keeling) Insects
Designer: Sue Maddern, Melbourne - Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
The first written account of insect life on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands appears to have been made by Charles Darwin when he visited the main atoll in April, 1836 while on his world voyage on board the HMS Beagle.  It is believed that the Cocos (Keeling) Islands have no indigenous insects, there are six stamps in this issue, there are five x 45c and 1 x $1.20; the 45c are: the Yellow Crazy Ant (Anoplolepis longipes); the Aedes Mosquito (Ochlerotatus); the Hawk Moth (Genus Hippotion); the Scarab Beetle (Genus Anomala) & the Lauxaniid Fly (Genus Homoneura); the $1.20 stamp is the Common Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina).
Issued 13 July, 1995 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
322-1-1KI 45c Yellow Crazy Ant; 
323-1-1KI 45c Aedes Mosquito;
324-1-1KI 45c Hawk Moth;
325-1-1KI 45c Scarab Beetle;
326-1-1KI 45c Lauxaniid Fly
 
322-1-1_326-1-1KI SS Se-tenant Strip of 5
 
327-1-1KI $1.20 Common Eggfly
 
Cocos Marine Life 
Part 1 
Designer: Sophie Newman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Baker, Perth
Printer: SNP Cambec
There are three stamps in this issue, the 40c Saddled butterflyfish (chaetodon ephippium); the 80c Blue tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) & the $1.05 Longnosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Marine Life issue was released in four parts, part 1 (this issue) on 1 November, 1995; part 2 on 15 August, 1996; part 3 on 14 August, 1997 & part 4 on 13 August, 1998, there was a further Marine Life issue on 8 February, 2001 but it is a separate and not associated with this series.
Issued 1 November, 1995 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
328-1-1KI 40c Saddled Butterflyfish;
329-1-1KI 80c Blue tang;
330-1-1KI $1.05 Longnosed Butterflyfish 
 
1996 Hari Raya Festival
Illustrator: Jacqui Young, Melbourne - Designer: Melinda Whitechurch, Australia Post Graphic Design
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
This release commemorates the observance of the Muslim Hari Raya Festival on the Cocos Islands, this celebration comes at the end of the month long fasting of Ramadan, there are three stamps in the issue, the 45c Requests for Forgiveness; the 75c Drum Beaters Celebrate & the 85c Friends & Family eat the Feast Together.
Issued 19 February, 1996  with perforation 14.28
 
331-1-1KI 45c Requests For Forgiveness;
332-1-1KI 75c Drum Beaters Celebrate;
333-1-1KI 85c Friends & Family eat the Feast Together
 
Cocos Quarantine Station
Designer: Lisa Christensen, based on design by Kerry Argent - Printer: Litho Canberra Press
This issue khighlights the Cocos quarantine station with four stamps of four different values, 45c, 50c, $1.05 & $1.20.
Issued 13 June, 1996 with perforation 14.6 x 13.86
 
334-1-1KI 45c Black Rhinoceros;
335-1-1KI 50c Alpacas;
336-1-1KI $1.05 Cattle;
337-1-1KI $1.20 Ostrich
 
Cocos Marine Life 
Part 2 
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Baker, Perth
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
There are four stamps in this issue, the 30c Blue-throated Triggerfish; the 45c Arc-eyed Hawkfish; the 85c Juvenile Twin-spotted Wrasse & the $2 Powder-blue Surgeonfish - Marine Life issue was released in four parts, part 1 on 1 November, 1995; part 2 on 15 August, 1996; part 3 on 14 August, 1997 & part 4 on 13 August, 1998, there was a further Marine Life issue on 8 February, 2001 but it is a separate and not associated with this series.
Issued 15 August, 1996 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
338-1-1KI 30c Blue-throated Triggerfish;
339-1-1KI 45c Arc-eyed Hawkfish;
340-1-1KI 85c Juvenile Twin-spotted Wrasse;
341-1-1KI $2 Powder-blue Surgeonfish
 
1997 Cocos Festive Season
Designer: MYD Graphic - Printer: SNP Cambec
This release again commemorates the observance of the Muslim Hari Raya Puasa on the Cocos Islands, there are three stamps in the issue, the 45c Public Celebration; the 75c Celebration & the 85c Common Feast, these stamps were printed using UV hexachrome inks and stochastic screen ruling, a first in Australia and possibly the world.
Issued 6 January, 1997  with perforation 14.6
 
342-1-1KI 45c Public Celebration;
343-1-1KI 75c Sailing Competitions;
344-1-1KI 85c Dancing
 
Cocos Marine Life 
Part 3 
Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Baker, Perth
Printer: SNP Cambec
There are five stamps in this issue, the 5c Redspot Wrasse; the 75c Orangespine Unicornfish; the 90c Threadfin Butterflyfish; the $1 Bluestripe Snapper & the $1.20 Freckled Hawkfish - Marine Life issue was released in four parts, part 1 on 1 November, 1995; part 2 on 15 August, 1996; part 3 on 14 August, 1997 & part 4 on 13 August, 1998, there was a further Marine Life issue on 8 February, 2001 but it is a separate and not associated with this series.
Issued 14 August, 1997 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
345-1-1KI 5c Redspot Wrasse;
346-1-1KI 75c Orangespine Unicornfish;
347-1-1KI 90c Threadfin Butterflyfish;
348-1-1KI $1 Bluestripe Snapper;
349-1-1KI $1.20 Freckled Hawkfish

1998 Hari Raya Festival
Designers: as below - Adapted by: Dianne Cook, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: Litho Canberra Press
This release again commemorates the observance of the Muslim Hari Raya Festival on the Cocos Islands, there are five 45c stamps in the issue, all designed and painted by children, the 45c Gifts by Lazina Brian aged 9; the 45c Mosque by Azran JIm aged 8; the 45c Woman in Traditional Dress by Kat Gossage aged 11; the 45c Sun, Sea, Sand & Surf by Mat Harber aged 15; the 45c Celebration by Rakin Chongkin aged 6.
Issued 6 January, 1997  with perforation 14.6 x 14
 
350-1-1KI 45c Gifts;
351-1-1KI 45c Mosque;
352-1-1KI 45c Traditional Dress;
353-1-1KI 45c Sun, Sea, Sand & Surf;
354-1-1KI 45c Celebration
 
Cocos Marine Life 
Part 4 
Designer: Dianne Cook, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Baker, Perth
Printer: SNP Cambec
There are three stamps in this issue, the 70c Crowned Squirrelfish; the 95c Sixstripe Wrasse & the $5 Goldback Anthias - Marine Life issue was released in four parts, part 1 on 1 November, 1995; part 2 on 15 August, 1996; part 3 on 14 August, 1997 & part 4 on 13 August, 1998, there was a further Marine Life issue on 8 February, 2001 but it is a separate and not associated with this series.
Issued 13 August 1998 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
355-1-1KI 70c Crowned Squirrelfish;
356-1-1KI 95c Sixstripe Wrasse;
357-1-1KI $5 Goldback Anthias
 
1999 Hari Raya Festival
Illustrator: Jacqui Young, Melbourne - Designer: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design - Printer: SNP Ausprint
This release again commemorates the observance of the Muslim Hari Raya Festival on the Cocos Islands, there are five 45c stamps in the issue, released in a Se-tenant panorama strip.
Issued 6 January, 1997  with perforation 14.6 x 14
 
358-1-1KI 45c Food Preparation;
359-1-1KI 45c Common Feast on the Beach;
360-1-1KI 45c Beach & Jukongs;
361-1-1KI 45c Feast & Jukongs;
362-1-1KI 45c Jukongs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marine Life
Designer: Sophie Byass, Australia Post Graphic Design - Illustrator: Michael Baker, Perth
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
There have been four previous released of Marine Life, part 1 on 1 November, 1995; part 2 on 15 August, 1996; part 3 on 14 August, 1997 & part 4 on 13 August, 1998, but they are separate issues and not associated with this series, although Dianne Cook did design part 4 and Michael Baker illustrated all five issues.
Issued 8 February, 2001 with perforation 13.86 x 14.6
 
8-1-1KI 45c Wideband Fusilier;
9-1-1KI 45c Striped Surgeonfish;
0-1-1KI 45c Orangeband Surgeonfish;
0-1-1KI 45c Indo-Pacific Sergeant