Daily Archives: October 4, 2006

USPS info for posting to Australia

Country Conditions for Mailing – Australia

Prohibitions (130)

Coins; bank notes; currency notes (paper money); securities of
any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold,
and silver (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry;
and other valuable articles are prohibited.

Fruit cartons (used or new).

Goods bearing the name “Anzac.”

Goods produced wholly or partly in prisons or by convict labor.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Registered philatelic articles with fictitious addresses.

Seditious literature.

Silencers for firearms.

Used bedding.

Restrictions

Meat and other animal products; powdered or concentrated
milk; and other dairy products requires permission to import
from the Australian quarantine authorities.

Permission of the Australian Director-General of Health is
required to import medicines.

Observations

Duty may be levied on catalogs, price lists, circulars, and all
advertising introduced into Australia through the mail,
irrespective of the class of mail used.

Airmail

Letter-post Rates

Weightnot over

(ozs.)

Letter-post

Rate

Weightnot over

(ozs.)

Letter-post

Rate

Weightnot over

(ozs.)

Letter-post

Rate

1 $0.84 12 $8.85 44 $19.95
2 1.80 16 10.20 48 21.40
3 2.75 20 11.60 52 22.85
4 3.70 24 12.95 56 24.35
5 4.65 28 14.35 60 25.80
6 5.60 32 15.70 64 27.30
7 6.55 36 17.15 blank blank
8 7.50 40 18.55 blank blank
Weight Limit: 64 ounces (4 lbs.)

Airmail

Parcel Post Rates

Weightnot over

(lbs.)

ParcelPost

Rate

Weightnot over

(lbs.)

ParcelPost

Rate

Weightnot over

(lbs.)

ParcelPost

Rate

1 $16.00 16 $86.15 31 $153.35
2 20.80 17 90.65 32 157.85
3 25.80 18 95.10 33 162.30
4 31.35 19 99.60 34 166.80
5 36.90 20 104.10 35 171.30
6 41.35 21 108.55 36 175.75
7 45.85 22 113.05 37 180.25
8 50.35 23 117.50 38 184.70
9 54.80 24 122.00 39 189.20
10 59.30 25 126.50 40 193.65
11 63.75 26 130.95 41 198.15
12 68.25 27 135.45 42 202.65
13 72.75 28 139.90 43 207.10
14 77.20 29 144.40 44 211.60
15 81.70 30 148.90 blank blank
Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

Note: Ordinary air parcel post includes indemnity at no cost based on
weight. For an item not over 1 pound, the indemnity is $62.84, and the
indemnity increases $3.03 per pound or fraction up to a maximum of
70 pounds, which has an indemnity of $271.91. (See 280.)

Country Conditions for Mailing – Australia

Check the above link to see more information!

Surfers’Tribute to Steve Irwin

Raptor! Australia’s Diurnal Birds of Prey Part I

There are 6 main groups of birds that take prey during the day: ospreys, kites, hawks, eagles, harriers and falcons.¬† This post deals with the first three of that list. I’ve tried to find photos of these animals in their wild state whenever possible.

Osprey!, originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon].

 

The osprey or fish-hawk is found everywhere except Antarctica and migrates to south America every year.Note the long arched wing and the dark line through the eye and down the neck. Numbers of these magnificant birds has decreased over the years thanks to pesticides contaminating the environment.

 

 

Black-shouldered kite 3 / Australian Kite, originally uploaded by aaardvaark.

 

The Australian Black-shouldered Kite is one of two hovering kites with the letter-winged kite being the other. They look very similar and you can only make a definite distinction during flight by checking the underwing.

 

 

Crested Hawk or (Pacific Baza) (Aviceda subcristata), originally uploaded by topend.

The Crested Hawk is Australia’s Cuckoo Falcon. It tends to eat insects, invertebrates and frogs despite its name.

 

Milhafre Negro – Black Kite – Milvus migrans, originally uploaded by JulioCaldas.

 

 

Brahminy Kite 3, originally uploaded by The World Through My Eye.

 

 

Whistling Kite, originally uploaded by W & S Roddom.

 

The Soaring Kites are rather longlived birds which are found worldwide except for the Americas They are definite scavengers. Note the long broad fingered wings.

 

Christmas Island Goshawk, originally uploaded by Rob Hughes.

Also known as the Australian Goshawk or Brown Goshawk and unfortunately the Chicken Hawk.

 

COLLARED SPARROWHAWK Accipiter cirrhocephalus, originally uploaded by beeater.

 

Also otherwise known as a chicken hawk. What is it with some people?! These are two of Australia’s three goshawk species. The collared sparrowhawk is a rather small bird which is a little larger than a dove.

 

Steve Irwin at the Footy Show