1966 Australia Two Dollars – FEX – Radar

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From the first year of decimal note production.

Note has a highly desirable Radar serial number. Highly unusual.

Some light stains on reverse but still in reasonably good condition.

Light folds and wrinkling. A highly collectible note indeed with only 2 a digit serial 9 + 7 . Please see pictures.

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Obverse:John Macarthur (1766 – 11 April 1834) was a soldier, entrepreneur, politician and pioneer of the Australian wool industry.

Reverse: William James Farrer (3 April 1845 – 16 April 1906) was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder. Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the “Federation” strain of wheat, distributed in 1903. His work resulted in significant improvements in both the quality and crop yields of Australia’s national wheat harvest, a contribution for which he earned the title ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’.

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel

History

When he arrived back in Sydney in 1805 Macarthur further antagonised local authorities by claiming his 5,000 acres (20 km²) in the Cowpastures. This was prime grazing land, well supplied by water from the Nepean river, and reserved by the Governor exclusively for the colony’s cattle herds. Both Governors King and Bligh strongly objected to this and wanted the grant moved, but the Colonial Office wrote back affirming Macarthur’s right to the land. Macarthur named it Camden Park after his patron. Bligh also turned down Macarthur’s request for the remaining 5000 acres (20 km²) after he had begun exporting wool to England. Bligh was firmly opposed to Macarthur’s venture, according to Evatt, not because he objected to the fine wool industry, but because he believed that ‘first preference should be given to agriculture’.As reported much later by Macarthur, Bligh said to him in a conversation at Government House; “What have I to do with your sheep, sir? What have I to do with your cattle. Are you to have such flocks of sheep and such herds of cattle as no man ever heard of before? No, sir!”.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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