Saturday, 9 June 2018

Thornborough / Thornsborough

Thornborough post office, 45 km west of Mareeba opened on 14 June 1876 as Thornsborough. It appears that the variant name was due to a spelling error when the post office was gazetted in the Queensland Government Gazette. The mistake was officially corrected in November 1885 when the post office was renamed Thornborough, however the existing Thornsborough registered handstamp continued to be used
  • Registered handstamp on a Sideface - large type rated 2R


Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R


Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Seen in Smithies


Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 7 May 1900. Seen at Premier Postal auction no 103


Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 16 October 1903. Seen on Ebay

Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Seen on Ebay

Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 9 September 1904. Seen at Grosvenor auction no 55

Thornborough Registered Handstamp on a Sideface rated 2R. Dated 17 November 1902. Courtesy of Dr Andrew Mortlock

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