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Australia, $5 Five Dollars Paper Banknote, (1985) Faser/Cole [QKJ 107900] Crisp Uncirculated

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Australia, $5 Five Dollars Paper Banknote, (1985) Faser/Cole [QKJ 107900] Crisp Uncirculated. Details: Front: ND (1974-91) Deep purple on multicolour underprint. Sir Joseph Banks at right. Sir Joseph Banks: was born on 13th of Feb 1743 at Westminster, England. After the settlement was established at Sydney Cove he encouraged investigation of the natural history of the area and became the acknowledged authority on matters relating to New South Wales. His impact on the study of natural history in both Britain and Australia cannot be overestimated. Banks organised Matthew Flinders, voyage on the Investigator (1801-1803) which helped define the map of Australia. Because of his interest in the colony Banks has been called 'the Father of Australia). He died on 19th of June 1820 in England. BACK: Caroline Chisholm was born in 1808 near Northampton England. When she arrived in Sydney in 1838, Caroline was shocked to find the situation of immigrant girls. Most had come to Australia seeking a better life but found themselves with no job, no food and living in shocking conditions. She took some of them into her house and set about establishing the Female Immigrant Home. She became known as 'the emigrant's friend", she earned this title for her work with poor migrants. She died in 1877 at home in England, by then she was very poor and almost forgotten. 13184 

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