Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Esperance on a stamp!

Check out this stamp... It has a lovely little picture of the Esperance, a French ship which probably did other things but is rightly famous for travelling along the south coast of Western Australia and leaving its name to our favourite town.

The stamp was issued in new Caledonia, which obviously feels it has a a better claim to the Esperance and to Admiral D'Entrecasteaux than we do. I think his name went to some other less important part of WA too. :-/

Thanks to shipstamps.co.uk for the image (used with permission).