AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Old Messages from Townsville

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An unusual old postcard from Townsville in Queensland, Australia has an interesting feature!
The postal bag opens and...

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A series of mini scenes round Townsville pop out!
Postcard Friendship Friday #19


Echoes from Townsville
Days of pounds, shillings and pence
Postcard memories

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ The back of the card suggests that the writer is recuperating from an operation in Townsville.
Notice that the card cost a halfpenny - if just included address and sender's name only - and would have cost one penny if sent with a message!

Hosted by Beth Niquette (Oregon, US) @ The Best Hearts Are Crunchy


Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this Gemma. Mine is posted too!

Mary said...

Fantastic Card! Love the way you photographed it, as well.

Linda said...

Clever design! Happy PFF.



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