1966 10 Dollars Banknote of Australia

28 Mar 2022  Mon

The Australian ten dollar banknote was issued when the currency was changed from the Australian pound to the Australian dollar on 14 February 1966. It replaced the 5 Australian pound note which had the same blue coloration.

The banknote on the obverse features a portrait of Francis Greenway along with public building he helped construct. He was an English-born architect who was transported to Australia for the crime of forgery. In New South Wales he worked for the Governor, Lachlan Macquarie, as Australia's first government architect. He became widely known and admired for his work displayed in buildings such as St Matthew's Church in Windsor, New South Wales, St James' Church, Sydney and Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney.

The reverse of the banknote features Portrait of Henry Lawson with his poetry and scenes of the outback gold mining town of Gulgong in the 19th century including the Times Bakery. Henry Lawson was among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".

Image Courtesy: coinsandaustralia.com

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