Following a visit to Australia by President Lee Myung-bak in March 2009, this year has been declared a Year of Friendship between Australia and South Korea to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The 2011 Year of Friendship builds on the professional, community and institutional links between Australia and Korea to enhance mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill. It also helps to project a well-informed, contemporary image of Australia in Korea.
60c Haegeum musician
This stamp features a woman shown playing a haegeum, a traditional Korean musical instrument. This two-stringed vertical instrument dates back to the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).
$1.65 Didgeridoo musician
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated in northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago. It is composed of a eucalyptus hardwood branch hollowed out by termites over time.
Title: Joint Issue Australia-Korea
Date of Issue: 30 October 2011
Denominations: 60c, $1.65