Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

AUS­TRALIA Post will set sail with the re­lease of a new stamp is­sue de­pict­ing two sig­nif­i­cant 17th cen­tury voy­ages off the coast of what is now Christ­mas Is­land.

The first shows the jour­ney of Cap­tain William Mynors as he sailed past the is­land in 1643 aboard the East In­dia ship Mary.

The sec­ond fo­cuses on ex­plorer William Dampier’s jour­ney on the Cygnet, which saw the first recorded visit ashore Christ­mas Is­land in 1688.

The Week­ender and Aus­tralia Post have five stamp packs to give away.

Send your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber to Christ­mas Is­land Stamp Give­away, Locked Bag 2, North­bridge WA 6865 or email week­ender@com­mu­ni­ au.


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