THIS BUILDING INTENDED FOR THE DOUBLE PURPOSE OF A LIGHT HOUSE AND BARRACK IS NAMED MACQUARIE TOWER IN HONOUR OF THE FOUNDER. THE WORK WAS COMMENCED IN 1816 AND COMPLETED IN 1817. L. MACQUARIE ESQ. GOVERNOR. THE TOWER MEASURING 76 FEET IN HEIGHT WAS DESIGNED AND EXECUTED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENDENCE OF CAPTAIN JOHN GILL ACTING ENGINEER. The stone was belatedly amended in April 1820 with ‘FRANCIS HOWARD GREENWAY CIVIL ARCHITECT'
Pre-Revolutionary Russian stamp - from the period - so approx. It says, "For the benefit of soldiers and their families"- i. Fundraiser - You paid 11 kopeks (the price at the bottom) and got a 10 kopek stamp
On May 1927 Australia's first commemorative stamp was introduced to mark the opening of the first Parliament House in Canberra. Since then issues have appeared regularly commemorating landmarks in Australian history and Australian achievements.