National Mail Relay Ride

Alan Rideout handing the National Mail Relay Ride saddlebags to Brian Taylor at Callide, having just completed a 108 kilometres for the day from Mt Morgan (1978).  Allan Rideout features in the story 'One Of A Few'.  The horse is Brownflight.

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The National Mail Relay Ride Mailbags arriving in Collins St Melbourne, with mounted police escort.  The author is riding the horse on the left with the mailbags to deliver to the Post Office for final franking, having completed the 5200 km from Cooktown.  Over 500 riders participated in this event. 



    Click here to view a copy of the official brochure and programme.

Two thousand of these envelopes were carried in saddle bags to Melbourne on the promotional National Mail Relay Ride.  The special gold seal on the left hand side was from gold carried in a special bag from Charters Towers (Nth. Qld). 


These  medallions were struck and presented to the mail carriers.


To view a copy of the official brochure and programme Click here .