The Australian Outback's Largest Cattle Stations

Australian Outback Postcards & Bookmarks

Postcards Sold Out

These Australian Outback postcards and bookmarks have sold out so it is no longer possible to place direct orders for them.

However hundreds of Fiona Lake's classic photos of the Australian bush are included in the unique coffee-table books 'A Million Acre Masterpiece' and 'Life as an Australian Horseman'. Order your personally signed copy of these unique books now.

Australian Bush Christmas cards and Australian Outback Greeting cards are also now available.

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Australian Outback Postcards

All postcards have an original outback photo on the front and most contain detailed information on the back, plus a map of Australia and a ‘ghosted’ image (taken from another original outback photo). Four different postcard producers in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia based the design on the back of their cards on the original artwork of the cards below, which commenced production in 1992. I guess some people consider copying to be the sincerest form of flattery, however don't confuse bodgy copies with the originals, show below:

Why produce postcards and bookmarks?

When I produced my first cards in 1992, the only outback postcards that you could buy on the 3,700 kilometre drive west from Townsville to Broome showed photos of either crocodiles (in captivity), buffalo, town main streets (usually the post office) or fat hairy Hereford cattle in green rolling hills. These photos of green rolling hills were obviously taken more than 2,000 kilometres to the south, and were produced by southern mass-market card production companies.

There were one or two postcards available that were related to local agriculture - mostly photos of drovers with sheep or cattle, clearly taken from the seat of a passing car on the main highways. Tourists could have been forgiven for thinking northern Australia had become one big National Park, when in fact they were driving right through some of the largest cattle stations in the world.

There were no Purnululu National Park postcards available with accurate information or good quality photos either, so I produced some with the encouragement of the then Manager of the Turkey Creek Roadhouse. I’ve spent many weeks flying, driving and walking around the ‘Bungle Bungles’ taking photos, as it is an absolutely fabulous, intriguing place. It is unique.

Australian Bush Christmas cards and Australian Outback Greeting cards are now available. Many of the outback postcard & outback greeting card photos are also included in the beautiful coffee-table books 'A Million Acre Masterpiece' & 'Life as an Australian Horseman'.


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