Monday, 18 February 2008

Polymer Money Collecting: Who Is On The Australian Banknotes?

The $100 note features world-renowned soprano Dame Nellie Melba (1861–1931)

and the distinguished soldier, engineer and administrator General Sir John Monash (1865–1931)

The $50 note features Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon (1872–1967)

and Australia’s first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan (1861–1932)

The $20 note features the founder of the world’s first aerial medical service (the Royal Flying Doctor Service), the Reverend John Flynn (1880–1951),

and Mary Reibey (1777–1855), who arrived in Australia as a convict in 1792 and went on to become a successful shipping magnate and philanthropist.

The $10 note features the poets AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864–1941)

Dame Mary Gilmore (1865–1962)

The $5 note features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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