When his sentenced expired in 1897 the Governor
Hunter gifted him 50 acres of land in Concord
district where he started his farm which was very
A private servant of George Panton was
appointed in 1828 first Australian Postman in
Sydney. The first overland mail service between
Sydney and Melbourne was in 1838.
The first adhesive stamp was issued in
1838, in 1841 was built the first official post office in
Melbourne. In 1844 was provided for each town the first
The first rail mail run was
finished in 1849 from Sydney to Parramatta and in
1856 started the monthly sea mail to England.
The first stamp designed for the Commonwealth was
released in 1913, in 1914 was carried the first
domestic airmail between Melbourne and Sydney.
The first overseas mail started in 1919 which arrived from
England to Darwin on a WW1 Ace.
In 1962 was installed in Melbourne the first automatic