Money beyond a monarch

With the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, the RBA will turn to First Australians to replace her image on our $5 note.
Detail of queen on Australian money

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are respectfully advised that the following includes the names of some people who are now deceased.

In a formal statement last week (2 February), the Reserve Bank (RBA) announced that it will update the $5 note, ‘to feature a new design that honours the culture and history of the First Australians’.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina