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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

1999.0013.0049

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

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Physical description

White canvas post bag, with a vertical light blue stripe and a picture of a red flying crown with "air mail" underneath and "Postmaster General / Australia / inaugural flight / Boeing 707 Jet Service / Sydney - Honolulu / 29th July 1959 / QANTAS Empire Airways" in dark blue text. The bag is gathered at the top.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

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