Merchandise released to mark Ningaloo total solar eclipse

Jamie ThannooMidwest Times
Displays of the three stamps with other eclipse merchandise.
Camera IconDisplays of the three stamps with other eclipse merchandise. Credit: Supplied

A group of stamps, postcards, coins and other memorabilia will be released to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse.

Australia Post and Perth Mint will be released a group of limited-edition items to pay homage to the Ningaloo and commemorate the moment for the region.

Three $1.20 stamps, postcards and a medallion cover will be released by Australia Post on April 11, with the stamps and postcards showing three different types of solar eclipses.

Perth Mint will issue a $249 commemorative coin paying homage to Exmouth and the Ningaloo.

The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also producing merchandise featuring artwork by Payungu (Baiyungu) Elder Rachael Cooyou depicting a dreamtime story, which will be available via the Chamber’s website and via local vendors.

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Tourism Minister Roger Cook said the eclipse would be a moment well worth remembering with a souvenir.

“The collectables commemorate a truly unique event occurring in the skies above a truly unique destination – the stunning World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast near Exmouth.”

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