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Description: 1854 entire letter - without cover - headed "Myall Creek 9th August 1854" and signed "R Hetherington" in which he relates the difficulties of reaching Gladstone by land "...I am told we are just now 200 miles from Gladstone...I shall be there in 18 days"; also a letter headed "Brisbane 9th June 1856" & similarly signed. [Richard Hetherington was Gladstone's first mayor, and postmaster from 1857. In 1870, he died while delivering mail aboard a ship when he fell into the ship's hold: a newspaper notice of his death is included. Myall Creek PO opened 1/8/1854 - so this was a VERY early letter from there - and was renamed Dalby c.1858. No Myall Creek postmarks have been recorded]

Auction Category: QUEENSLAND - Moreton Bay District

Listed in: Morton Bay District , AUSTRALIA , postmarks - Numerals , Early Imperforate Stamps , QUEENSLAND , NEW SOUTH WALES , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General , Autographs , Historic Letters

Estimate: AUD$ 200.00

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Item was sold for: $400.00