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Australian nurses writing letters home in the comfortable quarters of one of the Australian general hospital units. 1941. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ  #Letter

Australian nurses writing letters home in the comfortable quarters of one of the Australian general hospital units.

"Your Letters Bring Joy to the Old Home", by May Gibbs. 1917

"Your Letters Bring Joy to the Old Home", by May Gibbs.

During World War I soldier’s ration biscuits were notoriously hard and many soldiers made a joke of sending them as letters. Sergeant James Williams wrote this to his “Darling Wifie” as he sailed for France in 1917.

During World War I, Australian soldiers' ration biscuits were notoriously hard & many soldiers made a joke of sending them as letters. Sergeant James Williams wrote this to his “Darling Wifie” as he sailed for France in

The diary of Mary Ann Friend, wife of Matthew Curling Friend, captain of the Wanstead, provides one of the earliest written accounts of life in 1830 in the newly formed Swan River colony in Fremantle, Western Australia. The diary also contains previously unseen watercolours of Fremantle and two unpublished maps of the region’s rivers.  Mary Ann Friend's diary has been digitised and can be viewed online at the SLWA website.  http://slwa.wa.gov.au/find/wa_resources/mary_ann_friend_journal

Have you heard of the Diary of Mary Ann Friend? I recently learnt of this rare treasure at a SLWA National Family History Month Workshop hosted by the.

Wedding of Ada and James Wiseman, Goulburn. Wedding of Ada and James Wiseman, Goulburn  Photograph, 1913  (MPG/143)   James was an itinerant shearer and Ada was a barmaid at the Bridge Hotel in Goulburn. This is the only surviving photograph of their wedding day on 17 December 1913. With the letter James wrote to Ada before the wedding

Wedding of Ada and James Wiseman, Goulburn - Private lives: families of NSW - Exhibitions

1854: The first Australian telegraph message was sent along a 10 kilometre line between Melbourne and Williamstown. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

Image of a Telegraph Message 1854 The first telegram message was sent along a kilometre line between Melbourne and Williamstown

1828: Extra mail routes out of Sydney to more townships were quickly established and additional postmasters were appointed. In 1828, Australia's first postmen, then known as "letter carriers" began delivering letters around towns. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

Image of a Letter Carrier In Australia's first postman then known as letter carriers began delivering letters around towns

Effects received from the field 28 Oct 1918 - sent to Mrs Emily Briggs of Turtal Creek, Chinghinda Qld.

Effects received from the field 28 Oct 1918 - sent to Mrs Emily Briggs of Turtal Creek, Chinghinda Qld.

1875: The first Australian postcards went on sale at the Sydney GPO in New South Wales. Learn more about Australia Post's history here: http://auspo.st/1C0gYkJ

Photo of a Postcard The first Australian postcards went on sale in Sydney GPO in New South Wales

Australia. Federal Greeting - The Birth Of A Nation - Postcard.

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