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Australia Polymer Plastic Banknotes

 

10 Dollars, 1988
Commemorates Bicentennial of British Settlement

10 dollars 1988 front
10 dollars 1988 back

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Australia Colonists

The world's first polymer note

Front: HMS Supply, one of a group of eleven ships to become known as the "First Fleet"

The ships left Portsmouth, England, on May 13, 1787 and established a settlement at Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788. A medley of people in the background serves to illustrate the diverse ethnicity of the nation.

Back: An Aboriginal youth wearing body paint, a Morning Star Pole and rock paintings

 

5 Dollars, (1992)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1984, age 58

Back: Australia's new Federal Parliament on Capital Hill, Canberra

 

10 Dollars, (19)93

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10 dollars (19)93 back

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Front: Andrew "Banjo" Patterson (1864-1941), Australia's leading bush poet

Back: Mary Gilmore (1864-1962), as a young woman in the foreground and in her later year in the background

Gilmore was a celebrated author, poet, and social reformer campaigning for voting rights for women, relief of the poor and disadvantaged through a government welfare system and improved treatment of aborigines.

 

20 Dollars, (20)02

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Front: Mary Reibey (1777-1855), business woman

Back: John Flynn (1880-1951), Presbyterian minister

 

50 Dollars, (19)98

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Front: David Unaipon (1872-1967), author and inventor

Back: Edith Cowan (1861-1932), social worker

Courtesy Tod Hunt

 

100 Dollars, (19)99

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Front: Nellie Melba (1861-1931), famous opera singer

Back: Sir John Monash (1865-1931), military leader

Courtesy Steve Burke

 

5 Dollars, (20)01
Commemorates Centennial of the Commonwealth

5 dollars (20)01 front
5 dollars (20)01 back

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On 1st January 2001, Australia celebrated 100 years of Federation under which the six self-governing colonies combined to form the Commonwealth of Australia.

Front: Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), the "Father of Federation"

Back: Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910), journalist and social reformer

Courtesy Tod Hunt

 

 

5 Dollars, (20)16

5 dollars (20)16 front
5 dollars (20)16 back

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1984, age 58

Back: Australia's new Federal Parliament on Capital Hill, Canberra

courtesy banknote news

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