2001 Australia NPA Folder – Centenary of Federation – AA01

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Commemorating the Federation of Australian States which were previously seperate British colonies.

This NPA Mint UNC extremely rare limited edition release has come from the first batch of Australian Federation Commemorative Notes (AA01001000-AA01100000) with the unusual signatories of Macfarlane as Govenor and Evans as Secretary. This is the opposite on all previous $5 polymers.

The note has the special rare red centenary overprint ‘1901-2001’ and presentation folder. Only one note in 760 was released like this or less than 0.00135% of the Federation notes issued.

As an added bonus you get a note with an extremely low serial number.

It is a very attractive item at a very attractive price.

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History

There are numerous memorials to Catherine Spence around the Adelaide city centre, including:

a bronze statue in Light Square

the Catherine Helen Spence building in the City West campus of the University of South Australia

the Spence wing of the State Library of South Australia

Catherine Helen Spence Street in the south-east of the city centre

a plaque on the Jubilee 150 Walkway on North Terrace

The posthumous portrait of her, by Rose McPherson (later to become famous as Margaret Preston) is held by the Art Gallery of South Australia. This portrait was used as the basis of her appearance on an edition of the Australian five dollar note.[7]

In 1975 she was honoured on a postage stamp bearing her portrait issued by Australia Post.

Her image appears on the commemorative Centenary of Federation Australian five-dollar note issued in 2001.

One of the four schools at Aberfoyle Park, South Australia was named Spence in her honour. That school has since been amalgamated with another school to form Thiele Primary School.

The name of the suburb Spence in the ACT is sometimes mistakenly associated with Catherine Spence, but was actually named after the unrelated William Guthrie Spence.

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

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