First day cover, for 2 1/2 Pence (2 1/2d) John Forrest 1847-1918. Issued 28 November, 1949.

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Light cream-coloured envelope. On the upper left corner, FIRST DAY COVER with illustration of Lord John Forrest over map of Australia, Wide World COVER and A Great Australian, drawing of pipeline with caption 352-MILE PIPELINE TO GOLDFIELDS, drawing of train with caption SUPPORTED THE TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILWAY and drawing of Old Parliament House, Canberra with caption CANBERRA ADVOCATE OF FEDERATION. Underneath these drawings, JOHN FORREST 1847 1918 FIRST BARON FORREST OF BUNBURY, C.M.G. K.C.M.G., P.C., G.C.M.G., LL.D. Explorer, Colonial Official, State Premier, Australian Statesman . . . . printed. Postmarked WATERLOO, N.S.W. 28NO49 twice.

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