Tumby Bay's jetty chosen for stamp

STAMP: Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer shows off the Tumby Bay jetty stamp, one of four in the newest stamp issue from Australia Post.

STAMP: Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer shows off the Tumby Bay jetty stamp, one of four in the newest stamp issue from Australia Post.

Tumby Bay’s iconic jetty will be one of four Australian jetties immortalised in a new stamp series from Australia Post.

The Tumby Bay Jetty will be featured on a stamp along with jetties at Busselton, Western Australia, Shelley Beach, Victoria and Kincumber, New South Wales.

The series celebrates the jetties dotted across Australia’s coastline and waterways, their history in helping transport goods and passengers and how many are still spots for fishing, diving or snorkeling.

Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer said the District Council was happy about the news as the jetty was an iconic part of the town.

“It’s a pretty special piece of infrastructure that was put in for commodity export back in the day,” he said.

“Since that finished the community has fought really hard to ensure this piece of infrastructure has remained in place for recreational use.”

The Tumby Bay Jetty has been a popular location for tourists and is well known for its leafy sea dragon colony.

The original 133-metre jetty was constructed in 1874 and dismantled in 1999 due to safety reasons.

Australia Post philatelic manager Michael Zsolt said this stamp issue should be of interest to all Australians, especially to local residents and tourists visiting these areas.

For more information visit auspostcollectables.com.au

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