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1976 Issues
The initials NPB below stands for Note Printing Branch
75th Anniversary of Nationhood
Designer: John Spatchurst - Printer: NPB
This issue was released with two types, Type A, the kangaroo's head is more rounded with a smaller dot for the eye, the colouring is lighter & the text at the bottom appears thinner, while Type B, has a dot & a slit for the eye with a much more defined head, the colour is darker and the lettering is much more pronounced.
Issued 5 January with perforation 14.7 x 13.8

409-1-1 18c Australian Coat of Arms, Type A;
Type A Insert;
409-1-2 18c Australian Coat of Arms, Type B;
Type B as insert

Centenary of the First Effective Telephone Transmission by Alexander Graham Bell
Designer: Robert Ingpen - Printer: NPB
This issue was released to commemorate the first Telephone Transmission.
Issued 10 March with perforation 13¼ x 13½

410-1-1 18c Alexander Graham Bell & Bell Designed Telephone

19th Century Explorers
Designer: Brian Dunlop - Printer: NPB
This issue covers a number of early explorers, John Forrest explored Western Australia; Ernest Giles explored Central Australia; William Gosse explored the Olgas & Ayers Rock (now called by the traditional name of Uluru); Hume & Hovell explored New South Wales & Victoria; John Oxley surveyed coastal rivers of New South Wales & Queensland; Peter E. Warburton (Major) explored Australia's interior.
Issued 9 June with perforation 13¼ x 13½
411-1-1 18c John Forrest;
412-1-1 18c Ernest Giles;
413-1-1 18c William Gosse;
414-1-1 18c Hume & Hovell;
415-1-1 18c John Oxley;
416-1-1 18c Peter Warburton

50th Anniversary of the CSIRO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Designer: Robert Ingpen - Printer: NPB
The artist has tried to capture the activities epitomised by the C.S.I.R.O., the collection of scientific information, investigation & recording of scientific data.
Issued 15 June with perforation 14¾ x 13¾

417-1-1 18c Measuring Stick, Graph & Computer Tape

XXI Olympic Games
Designer: Arthur Leydin with assistance from Rodney Birchett & Des O'Brien - Printer: NPB
This issue was released to celebrate the Montreal Olympics, the designs are: 18c, Soccer; 18c, Gymnastics; 25c Diving; 40c, Cycling.
Issued 14 July with perforation as below
418-1-1 18c Soccer, perforation 13½ x 13¼;
419-1-1 18c Gymnastics, perforation 13¼ x 13½;
420-1-1 25c Diving, perforation 13¼ x 13½;
421-1-1 40c Cycling, perforation 13½ x 13¼

Australian Scenes Definitives
Designer: Otto Borchert - Printer: NPB
This issue shows natural & man made scenes from around Australia, 5c, Richmond Bridge, Tasmania; 25c, Broken Bay, New South Wales; 35c, Wittenoom Gorge, Western Australia; 50c, Mount Buffalo, Victoria; 70c Great Barrier Reef, Queensland; 85c, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory (now known by it's traditional name of Uluru), this set replaced the 5c Pioneer Society, 25c Spiny Anteater, 35c Grave Posts & 50c Pioneer Transport.
Issued 25 August with perforation as below
422-1-1 5c Richmond Bridge, Tasmania, perforation 14¾ x 14;
423-1-1 25c Broken Bay, New South Wales, perforation 14¾ x 14;
424-1-1 35c Wittenoom Gorge, Western Australia, perforation 14¾ x 14;
425-1-1 50c Mount Buffalo, Victoria, perforation 14 x 14¾;

426-1-1 70c Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, perforation 14¾ x 14;
427-1-1 85c Ayers Rock (Uluru), Northern Territory, perforation 14¾ x 14

Stamp Day 1976
National Stamp Week
Designer: Ray Honisett - Printer: NPB
This issue was printed by the NPB  using four colours, the 27th of September was designated Stamp Day by Australia Post as part of National Stamp Week (27 September to 3 October), the design on this stamp is of William Blamire Young, the designer of the Kangaroo & Map stamp first released in1913, with the Kangaroo & Map stamp to his left, the miniature sheet was printed showing the four stages of printing from Yellow for the first print, to the fourth print (the finished stamp), the black lettering had to be faked in order to make the stamps legible as although three of the stamps are incomplete, they are all are valid for postage within Australia.
Issued 27 Sept
ember with perforation 13½

428-1-1 18c National Stamp Week - William Blamire Young

428-2-1_428-2-4 MS Stamp week Miniature Sheet
428-2-1 18c First Printing Stage;
428-2-2 18c Second Printing Stage;
428-2-3 18c Third Printing Stage;
428-2-4 18c Final Printing Stage

Christmas 1976
Designer: 15c, Colin Medlycott; 45c Wendy Tamlyn - Printer: NPB
The 15c stamp was created for the 1975 Christmas design competition conducted by Australia Post, the design is based on red chalk work by Simon Cantarini (1612-1648) of the Madonna & Child, the 45c is a more modern design, incorporating Holly, a Toy Koala, a Bauble, a Christmas Tree & a Partridge.
Issued 1 November with perforation as below

429-1-1 15c Madonna & Child, perforation 14½ x 14;
430-1-1 45c Holly, Koala, Bauble, Tree & Partridge, perforation 13¼ x 13½

Famous Australians
Issue 5

Designers: Des & Jackie O'Brien - Printer: NPB
I have listed this one as Part 5 of the Famous Australians Issue, the designs are: John Gould (1804-1881) a noted ornithologist; Thomas Laby (1880-1946) one of Australia's first nuclear scientists, also a pioneer of radium therapy; Sir Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) an anthropologist, remembered for his studies of the Australian Aboriginals; Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) a noted geographer, the previous Famous Australian issues have been: Part 1, November, 1968; Part 2, November, 1970; Part 3, May. 1973; Part 4, August, 1975; Part 5, November, 1976 (below).
Issued 10 November with perforation 14¾ x 14
431-1-1 18c John Gould;
432-1-1 18c Thomas Laby;
433-1-1 18c Sir Baldwin Spencer;
434-1-1 18c Griffith Taylor