Common Brushtail Possums live in urban areas, forests and woodlands all over Australia. These possums were introduced to New Zealand in the 1830s but are considered a pest there. While in Australia it is a protected species.
This stamp commemorates the founding of the first "official" settlement in Victoria at Portland by the Henty family, on the 19 November, 1834. The stamp shows the Leadbeater's Possum, only to be found in Victoria. (issue 1984)