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« on: 09 January 2013, 05:13:42 am »

Around nine each weekday morning in the winter of 1922, Old Bob Cozier's sulky left the Queanbeyan Post Office in Monaro Street.

Among the postcards, invitations, postal orders, bills and birthday cards Old Bob carried were a succession of letters addressed to ''Mr C. E. W. Bean, Official Historian, Tuggeranong Homestead''. They bore the postage stamps of the Post Master General's Department, with the head of King George V in dignified profile, in dull shades of violet, bluish green and rose and in various denominations - sixpence or perhaps a shilling, depending upon their weight and the distance they had come. Many had travelled a considerable way, carried by coastal steamer and mail train across the Commonwealth. Most came from Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia, from what Charles Bean had described, in the first volume of his official history (published the year before) as the ''outer states''.

An Australian soldier lies wounded at Anzac Cove on the day of the Gallipoli landing, April 25, 1915. This scene is looking along the beach to the north. Photo: Philip Schuller (The Age Gallipoli Pictures).

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