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New $10 note: Was it beaten with an ugly stick?

OUR new look $10 note is here, guys, but you'd be forgiven for not knowing who is on it, even if you've been looking at her the whole time.

On Friday, the Reserve Bank pushed out its specimen for the new $10 note, one that includes Banjo Patterson and Dame Mary Gilmore. Patterson is familiar to most Australians, but Dame Gilmore? Not so much.
 


It turns out she's been staring back at you from the inside of your wallet or purse for years.

The new tenner shows the same people depicted on the old tenner, but it kinda looks like Dame Gilmore had a makeover.

Does her nose look different to anybody else?

Dame Gilmore was a poet and journalist born in 1865 who was known as a fiery, radical woman. She grew up in the NSW rural hub of Wagga and later moved to Sydney.

She deserves her place on the $10 note because she's more Australian than you. She's so Australian that after traveling to Paraguay in 1896 she established a communal settlement and called it New Australia.

Her face has adorned an Australia Post stamp and the Canberra suburb of Gilmore was named after her.

New currency evokes a dramatic response from Aussies. When the new $5 note was revealed in April last year, Australia lost its collective mind.

Some commenters suggested the fiver "looks like vomit" while others pondered, simply: "What even is that?"

There are important questions about the new $10 note too, such as: "Why does it look like a travel brochure from the Gold Coast from 1993?"

Governor Philip Lowe said it was important to keep familiar faces on the banknote and that Patterson and Gilmore deserved their place inside Australia's wallets.

"Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in microprint."

One of Patterson's poems is carried on the neck of his collar. There's some wildlife too, for those who are interested in that sort of thing.

"Each banknote in the new series will feature a different species of native Australian wattle and bird. The $10 banknote features the Bramble Wattle (Acacia victoriae) and the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)," Mr Lowe said.

The new notes won't be issued until September, so don't throw your old ones out just yet.

News Corp Australia

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