A Kangaroo in a Map - the First Australian Commonwealth Stamps

Government-issued stamps, particularly those that are issued to commemorate new governments or the development of a new postal office often make use of portraits of leaders and important figures. But this is not the case with Australian Commonwealth - for its Australian Commonwealth stamp; the authorities took on a more novel approach. For the first edition of stamps, the authorities decided on a kangaroo embedded within the Australian map. Its debut was met with great interest, discussions and loads of controversy.