The patterns on the banknotes of each country are carefully selected. If it is a landscape, it must be a famous landscape of the country. If it is a person, it must be a person who has made a significant contribution to the historical development of this country.

Therefore, it is very interesting to study the paper currency of a country. It can help us understand the culture, history or values ​​of this country from one side.


Australia’s current banknotes are not actually made of paper. They are plastic banknotes invented by Australia in 1988, each with a transparent anti-counterfeiting window. It is said that this kind of plastic banknotes are very difficult to forge and cannot be torn and washed. So if the money is dirty and dirty, it can be washed in the washing machine~~~ Is money laundering just like this?

The reason why we still call it paper money is the same as the train which is no longer on fire. It is a convention.

Australian banknotes are divided into 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5 denominations. In addition to the characters on Australian banknotes that made the Queen of Australia, the supreme ruler of Australia, show a small face on the smallest banknote of 5 yuan, the other larger banknotes were printed on some of the "little people" in Australian history. One used to be a thief.

It seems that there is no second country in the world that does not give the supreme ruler face.


It can be seen that Australia is an equal and free country that does not fear officials and power. Australians respect successful people in all walks of life, but they are not necessarily perfect. Even if he has committed a crime or has obvious shortcomings before, he will not obliterate his achievements.

Officials are the public servants of the people, and it is impossible to compete with their masters for the opportunity to appear on paper money (the Queen is symbolically ranked last out of respect for the Queen of England).

Next, let's take a look at the characters on Australian banknotes:


100 yuan side A:Character-Neri Melba (Dame Nellie Melba)The Countess (Melbourne, 1861-1931).

What does this person do? According to Chinese thinking, the person on the front of the largest banknote should be a kind of founding head, right? But the result is very unexpected, this Neri is just an opera soprano.

So what is special about her? She is Australia's first world-class soprano with an international reputation, and the first entertainment person to be awarded the title of jazz (countyess) by the British royal family, and nothing more.

In other respects, she is not much different from the general entertainment industry. She has a bad temper, conceited, unfortunately married, and has had scandals.

Can such a character be paid? Return the largest denomination of 100 yuan! It's incredible!


100 yuan side B:Character-John Monash (Sir John Monash)Mr. (Melbourne, 1865-1931).

He was the commander of the Australian army during World War I, but Australia was not an independent country at that time, so he could only fight for others.

The main contributions of Mr. Monash are: 1. He was the first Australia's own independent military commander, and he was on par with the British commander. 2. He developed the role of the commander in ensuring the good condition of the army. 3. Excellent demonstration of the superiority of various arms of coordinated operations and supply support.


50 yuan side A:Character-Mr. David Unaipon (Australian Aborigines, 1872-1967).

He is an inventor and writer. This is a legendary figure who has 10 patents throughout his life. He once drew the idea of ​​a helicopter based on the principle of flying.

At the same time, he was the first Aboriginal writer to publish a work. His book "Australian Aboriginal Tales" was recently republished.

He ran for the rights of Aboriginal Australians and was once arrested for trying to open up an Aboriginal autonomous region in central and northern Australia.


50 yuan B side: Character-Ms. Edith Cowan (Western Australian, 1861-1932).

She is a politician, a social activist, and the first woman in Australia to be elected as a member of Parliament. She devoted her life to protecting the rights and welfare of women and children. After Western Australian law allowed women the right to be elected as a member of Parliament for the first time in 1920, she became the first female member of Parliament in Australian history.


20 yuan side A:character--Marie Ribe (Mary Reibey) (1777-1855).

This person is also a bit interesting. She was born in England. When she was 13 years old, she was exiled to Australia for theft of horses (hey, the criminals also got money).

After arriving in Australia, she married, married someone who was originally in the East India Company, had 7 children, and made a fortune from doing business. Later, she was said to have done some charity, so she put on Australian banknotes.


20 yuan side B:Character-Mr. John Flynn (Melbourne, 1880-1951).

He was born in a small town 200 kilometers north of Melbourne, and then entered the Ormond College of the University of Melbourne to study theology. The main contribution of his life lies in his dedication to medical services and rescue in remote areas. He is the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world's first air ambulance.


10 yuan side A:character--Ban Table-Patterson (Mr. Banjo Paterson (New South Wales, 1864-1941).

He is a well-known Australian bush poet, writer and journalist. Most of his works describe the wilderness of Australia. His most famous work is "Waltzing Matilda". This poem was composed and became Australia's most famous One of the songs. This song was sung at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


10 yuan side B:Character-Dame Mary Gilmore (1865-1962).

This is another woman who was awarded the Jazz Medal. She is a famous Australian social activist, poet, and journalist. There is not much interesting information, but this woman should not be simple. When she died at 97, she enjoyed the treatment of a state funeral.


5 yuan side A:Character-Elizabeth II (1926- ).

The Queen of England is finally out! Theoretically, the queen is the supreme ruler of Australia. However, the supreme ruler only showed his face above the minimum denomination of 5 yuan, which shows that it has no status in Australia.

In addition to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth’s domain includes 15 places including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, with a total population of more than 1 million. In theory, she is the queen and ruler of all these places, but in reality, she basically doesn't care about politics and leads a pampered life.


5 yuan side B:The scenery-the seat of Australia's highest authority-Parliament Building (equivalent to the Great Hall of the People in China), this is the place that truly governs Australia.

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