Huberman Hadera

  • Issue: February 1991
  • Designer: R. Beckman
  • Stamp size: 30.8 x 30.8 mm
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

Hadera was founded in 1891 in the northern Shoron area by four Zionist groups of Russian Jews.

The land was swampy and infested with malaria which caused a high mortality rate among the pioneers and their families. It was thought at the time that the eucalyptus tree would dry out the swamps, so large eucalyptus groves were planted around the settlement. However, the trees did not help and the swamps were eventually drained by making canals.

An important landmark in Hadera is the Khan building. In this large sandstone farmhouse, Haderas founders lived for six long years, before the Turkish authorities issued building permits for their homes. Today, the historical Khan museum of Hadera is located in the remains of the old building.

The name Hadera is derived from the Talmudic name Gedero" and the Arabic al-khadra meaning green and referring to the green swampy landscape.

Today, the town has a population of 46,000 and is well developed with all the infrastructure 0f a modern city - public institutions, hospitals, schools and shopping centres. Situated between Haifa and Tel-Aviv, Hadera serves as on important crossroads in the centre of Israel. Its railway station provides services for industrial, agricultural and passenger transport.

The stamp shows an illustration of Hadera with the symbolic eucalyptus tree. On the tab of the stomp appears Haderas emblem with the eucalyptus tree, the remains of the Khan building, industrial structures, agricultural produce and a view 0f ships on the sea in the background.

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