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Detail from Angelo Collen Hayter's portrait of Caroline Chisholm, oil on canvas, 1852, Dixson Galleries, State Library of NSW (DG 459) ©

Notable Australians

The Bank has launched a book as a companion to its Museum titled Notable Australians. The book contains biographies of all identities who have been represented on the banknotes, coupled with photographs or paintings of the individuals. Although previous publications have represented the historical figures from the decimal currency banknotes, this is the first book to represent all identities, spanning from 1923 to the current banknotes, and totalling more than 30 biographies. As Australia’s next generation of banknotes begins to be issued, it’s timely to be reminded of the figures who have been selected for the banknotes, and the background to their selection.

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