Hello again, well I picked up some covers today, mine flown on the January AAE (Australian Antarctic Expedition) anniversary flight to the Antarctic and a few others. This is one of them.

This cover is the first issue in a series I believe.The stamps feature the departure of the Aurora and its journey to the Antarctic via Macquarie Island. Captain John King Davis was the Master of the Aurora and second in command of the AAE which as you may know was led by Douglas Mawson. They departed from Hobart on 2nd December 1911. This cover was flown on QF 2901 on 15th January 2012 – a special charter flight from Melbourne and signed by the flight deck crew.

More covers over next few days. I hope you enjoy seeing these.

Michael

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