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A.B. “Banjo” Paterson- The Man On Our Ten Dollars Banknote

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So here is a little story about one of my all time favorite Australian characters and legends. A.B. “Banjo” Patterson. Buddy, cobber, mate, a few words that I would apply, as his writings and sentiments have long-held a place of special meaning in my life. He is the quintessential Australian poet and novelist and widely regarded as one of the finest of his time. He was born on 17th February 1864 as Andrew Barton Paterson and many people have wondered where the “Banjo” in his name came from as he almost certainly never played one. Story has it that in…

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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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