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Convicted Forger Has Portrait On Federal Banknote

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forgery (ˈfɔːdʒərɪ)  n, pl -geries 1. the act of reproducing something for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose  2. something forged, such as a work of art or an antique  3. (Law) criminal law  a. the false making or altering of any document, such as a cheque or character reference (and including a postage stamp), or any tape or disc on which information is stored, intending that anyone shall accept it as genuine and so act to his or another’s prejudice  b. something forged 4. (Law) criminal law the counterfeiting of a seal or die with intention to defraud. Australia has always…

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Faces On The Australia Twenty Dollar Note

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This post is the first in a series where I hope to heighten people’s awareness as to who the people are that grace the front and back of the banknotes in Australia. The twenty-dollar polymer bank-note from Australia has a pair of fascinating people depicted on it. From a historical point of view this lady pictured under is just an absolute Trojan from the school of hard knocks and sheer determination. Her name is Mary Reiby and this is her story. She was born in Bury, Lancashire, England in 1777 as Mary Haydock.  Shortly after the death of her parents she was taken in by her Grandmother who…

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