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Barry Humphries stamped as 2006 Australian Legend

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Satirist and actor Barry Humphries, the creator of Dame Edna Everage, today joined the exclusive ranks of Australians who have featured on a postage stamp during their lifetime, as the 2006 Australia Post Australian Legend.

Barry Humphries is the tenth recipient of the Legends Award, and Dame Edna the first alter-ego to win the award since it was introduced in 1997.

The 2006 Australian Legends stamp issue features 5 x 50c stamps, a first day cover, a set of maxicards and a stamp pack. A 64-page book, titled Moonee Ponds to Broadway: The Legendary Barry Humphries, by Keith Dunstan, accompanies the stamp issue.

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