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Other Banknotes

Commemorative Banknotes

Federation $5 Commemorative banknote

Federation $5

The Federation $5 banknote features Sir Henry Parkes, a prominent politician often referred to as the 'Father of Federation'; and Catherine Helen Spence, who led the way for women's rights in Australia. It was issued in 2001 to commemorate Australia's Centenary of Federation.

$10 Commemorative banknote

$10

The Commemorative $10 banknote, issued in 1988 to celebrate Australia's bicentenary, was Australia's first polymer banknote. One side symbolises European settlement. The other side symbolises the original discovery and settlement of Australia some 40,000 - 60,000 years earlier.

Paper Series

$1 Paper series banknote

$1

Australia's first decimal banknote was the $1 paper banknote issued in 1966. It features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and representations of Aboriginal art based on the work of David Malangi and others. It was replaced by a $1 coin in 1984.

$2 Paper series banknote

$2

The $2 paper banknote features John Macarthur, who helped to establish the Australian wool industry, and William James Farrer, who worked to improve the quality of wheat grown in Australia. It was first issued in 1966 and replaced by a $2 coin in 1988.

$5 Paper series banknote

$5

The $5 paper banknote was first issued in 1967 and features Sir Joseph Banks and Caroline Chisholm. Banks was a naturalist and sailed with Captain James Cook to Botany Bay in 1770. Chisholm worked to improve conditions for immigrants; finding work and shelter for girls and facilitating passage to Australia for families.

$10 Paper series banknote

$10

The $10 paper banknote features Francis Greenway and Henry Lawson. It was first issued in 1966. Greenway was an architect whose work can be seen around Sydney. Lawson was a well-known Australian poet whose iconic work captured the mateship and hardship of the goldfields and outback sheep country.

$20 Paper series banknote

$20

The $20 paper banknote features Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Lawrence Hargrave. It was first issued in 1966. Kingsford Smith broke the record for time taken to fly from Sydney to London - 12 days and 18 hours. Hargrave studied human flight and experimented with models, kites and engines.

$50 Paper series banknote

$50

The $50 paper banknote features Lord Howard Walter Florey, who shared the 1945 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine for the discovery of penicillin; and Sir Ian Clunies Ross, a veterinary scientist who became chairman of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. It was first issued in 1973.

$100 Paper series banknote

$100

The $100 paper banknote features Sir Douglas Mawson and John Tebbutt. It was first issued in 1984. Mawson led expeditions to Antarctica and made scientific contributions to the fields of physics and geology. Tebbutt was a pioneer of Australian astronomy and discovered major comets.