Select Page

Image courtesy of the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum:  Portraits used in designing Australia’s banknotes: Francis Greenway (Decimal Currency $10 banknote, 1966); Dame Mary Gilmore (Next Generation Banknotes $10 banknote, 2017); Sir Henry Parkes (Centenary of Federation $5.00 banknote, 2001).

Explore the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum to discover the lives of those who have been commemorated on Australia’s banknotes, ranging from Sir Henry Parkes and Henry Lawson to Mary Reibey and Dame Mary Gilmore. The stories of these famous Australians become current for different generations as they feature on the banknotes that we use in our day-to-day lives.

A special booklet for History Week outlines some of their key achievements, the trials of their lives and monuments by which they are remembered. The booklet includes a guide to Sydney, identifying locations that are relevant to these figures.

Special tours of the Museum will be available during History Week at 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 5th and Thursday 6th September. Bookings essential via the email address below.

Date:     Wednesday, 5th and Thursday 6th September at 1pm
Where:  Reserve Bank of Australia Museum, 65 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost:      Free
Bookings: or phone 9551 9996
Hosted by:   Reserve Bank of Australia Museum