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From its modest beginnings since Isaac Nichols was appointed Australia’s first Postmaster in 1809, the Post Office (renamed Australia Post in 1975), has grown to become Australia’s largest business enterprise. This large collection contains many objects of significance documenting Australian postal history.
The earliest object in the collection is an Earnshaw clock known to have been used in Isaac Nichol’s post office in lower George Street Sydney from 1809.
The first street posting boxes we...
This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.