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1990 Australia Five Dollars – QHD

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Nice example of this second last printing of $5 notes.

Very light wrinkling and a couple of tiny rust spots.

A great example with a nice price.

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Obverse:Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (13 February 1743 – 19 June 1820) was a British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook’s first great voyage (1768–1771). Banks is credited with the introduction to the Western world of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia. Approximately 80 species of plants bear Banks’s name. Banks was also the leading founder of the African Association, a British organization dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy.

Reverse:Caroline Chisholm (30 May 1808 – 25 March 1877) was a progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia. She is commemorated in the Calendar of saints of the Church of England. There are proposals for the Catholic Church to also recognise her as a saint,

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel

History

In 1832, Captain Chisholm was posted to Madras in India, and Caroline Chisholm joined him there a year later. Chisholm observed that the wives and daughters of British soldiers were living in poverty and involved in crime and prostitution, and so she appealed to the Governor of Madras for assistance in establishing a school. In 1834 Chisholm founded the Female School of Industry for the Daughters of European Soldiers which provided a practical education for the girls and young women. They were given instruction in reading, writing and religion, cooking, housekeeping and nursing. The school was taken over by the government when the Chisholms left.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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