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1969 Australia One Dollar Note - AJL
Nice condition over all.
Very light wear and a lovely addition to any collection.
Has some folds and marks as per the pictures.
The artist: David Malangi Daymirringu
David Malangi (1927–1999) of the Manharrngu people was a much loved senior elder and highly revered bark painter of the central Arnhem Land area. He is considered an important artist to Balanda [white people] because as well as following the old ways of painting the Ancestral stories, he created highly distinctive and visually powerful compositions to represent them. He is best known for his design reproduced on the reverse side of the Australian one dollar note in 1966 when Australia converted to decimal currency.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only
Obverse: Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen regnant of sixteen independent sovereign states known informally as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. She holds each crown separately and equally in a shared monarchy, as well as acting as Head of the Commonwealth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and Head of State of the Crown Dependencies, British overseas territories, the Realm of New Zealand and the external territories of Australia. As a constitutional monarch, she is politically neutral and by convention her role is largely ceremonial
Reverse: Aboriginal Art Theme by David Malangi (1927 – 27 June 1998) was an Indigenous Australian Yolngu artist from the Northern Territory. The Yolngu (or Yol?u) are an Indigenous Australian people inhabiting north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yolngu vfwvrally means “person” in the language spoken by the people. One of the most well known bark painters from Arnhem Land. The reproduction of one of his designs was produced on the Australian one dollar note in 1966. (originally without his knowledge - when he became aware of this, he was given financial compensation). The payment by the Reserve Bank of Australia to Malangi began issues of Aboriginal copyright in Australia. He was born at Mulanga, on the east bank of the Glyde River.
Watermark: Captain Cook in left panelAll biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only