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Due Wednesday, August 15th

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  • Australia's currency notes are printed by Note Printing Australia.
  • The notes are printed on polymer substrate, which is a type of film.
  • With the growth of digital printing and technology, counterfeiters can reproduce paper banknotes more easily than ever before.
  • Polymer banknotes are a deterrent to the the counterfeiter as they are much more difficult and time-consuming to copy. The clear window in each note is also hard to replicate.
  • They are more secure, cleaner and more durable than paper notes.


  •  Write the names of the people who feature on both the front and back of each Australian bank note. (The $5.00 note is unique because it has a building on one side.)
  • Write a brief biography of each person.
  • Why do you think they were selected to feature on our national currency?

Click on each note to go to the biography




Click here to obtain more information on the people who feature on  Australian Bank Notes



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  • From time to time, new notes are introduced into circulation. The $100.00 note is the most recent.
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia and the Royal Mint have decided to introduce a $500.00 note and are looking for two worthy candidates.
  • They have decided to identify one male and one female candidate.
  • Your TASK is to select the best two candidates shorlisted on the right hand column and write a 150 word biography on your two choices. Briefly (50 words) explain why you have chosen each one.