1988 Australia Ten Dollars Bicentennial Issue – AB57 – Last Prefix


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From the second reissue of this series we offer the last prefix here.

This note is well worn and makes a good acquisition as a collection filler for this quite rare prefix.

Please see the pictures to judge for yourself.

UNC catalogues at $2,450 this note however this example is at the lower end of that scale.

Even despite its grade its a valuable note particularly given its scarcity.

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Appearing on the fron of the note here is a young man from the Yolngu tribe of Arhnem Land. 

The Aboriginal community of Yirrkala, just outside Nhulunbuy, is internationally known for bark paintings, promoting the rights of Indigenous Australians, and as the origin of the yidaki, or didgeridoo. The community of Gunbalanya (previously known as Oenpelli) in Western Arnhem Land is also notable for bark painting. The indigenous inhabitants also create temporary sand sculptures as part of their sacred rituals.

Arnhem Land is also notable for Aboriginal rock-art, some of the finest examples of which can be found at Ubirr Rock, Injalak Hill, and in the Canon Hill area. Some of these record the early years of European explorers and settlers, sometimes in such detail that Martini-Henry rifles can be identified. They also depict axes, and detailed paintings of aircraft and ships. One remote shelter, several hundred kilometres from Darwin, has a painting of the wharf at Darwin, including building and boats, and Europeans with hats and pipes, some apparently without hands (which they have in their trouser pockets). Near the East Alligator River crossing, a figure was painted of a man carrying a gun and wearing his hair in long pigtails down his back, characteristic of the Chinese labourers brought to Darwin in the late 19th century.

One Yolngu prehistoric stone arrangement at Maccasans Beach near Yirrkala shows the layout of the Macassan praus used for trepang (sea cucumber) fishing in the area. This was a legacy of Yolngu trade links with the people of Makassar on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The trading relationship predated European settlement by some 200 years.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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