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2006 Australia Fifty Dollars – AA 06 -First Prefix

AUD$85.00

A great example of a 2006 first prefix Fifty Dollar note from Australia. The note itself is a worthy of addition to any collection.

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This is a first prefix banknote in very reasonable condition.

All first prefix notes have a better investment value and this one in no different.

It does have a couple of small creases as can be clearly seen in the pictures but these are minor.

Although it is not UNC it still makes for a worthwhile addition to any collection.

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History

Two years after her death, the Edith Cowan Memorial Clock was unveiled at the entrance to Perth’s Kings Park. Believed to be the first civic monument to an Australian woman, it was built in the face of persistent opposition which has been characterised as “representative of a gender bias operating at the time” (Heritage Council of Western Australia, 2000). Opponents of the monumentclaimed that monuments were inherently masculine and therefore not an appropriate form of memorial to a woman, and that Cowan was not important enough to merit a monument in such a prominent location.

Cowan’s portrait was featured on an Australian postage stamp in 1975, as part of a six-part “Australian Women” series. During the WAY 1979 sesquicentennial celebrations, a plaque was laid in St Georges Terrace in her honour.

In 1984 the federal Division of Cowan was created and named after her, and in January 1991 the Western Australian College of Advanced Education was renamed Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Her portrait appears on the Australian fifty dollar note, a polymer banknote that was first issued in October 1995. In 1996 a plaque honouring her was placed in St George’s Cathedral. There are references to her in a public art installation in Kings Park that was unveiled in November 1999 to commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage, and in a tapestry that was hung in King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2000 to honour women involved in the hospital.

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

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