In Chinese tradition, the Rooster, being the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, is admired as courageous and beneficent. The Rooster never fails to crow to announce the arrival of each new day, hence it symbolises reliability and is believed to ward off evil.
Those born in the Year of the Rooster are usually good looking and well-dressed. Rooster people are clever and earnest in fulfilling their duties. They are talented in organisational work and honest. They, however, can be critical, frank and insensitive, and may refuse to admit they are wrong.
The miniature sheet design draws from the story of an ancient creation goddess (Nu Wa) who created the rooster on the first day of the lunar new year.
Date of Issue : 4 Jan 2005
Postmark : Christmas Island 6798 WA
Denomination : 50c and AU$1.45
Zodiac Stamps Denomination : 4 x 10c, 4 x 15c and 4 x 25c
Stamp Size : 37.5mm x 26mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Elijah Wood, Matt Damon, Anna Kournikova, Cate Blanchett and Elton John.