The tradition of printing faces and images of famous personalities and places is a practice followed by every country. This gives an identity to the notes of that nation and makes it different from others. Australian bank notes are different colours for different face values and have different faces printed on them from note to note. The personalities who are featured on the currency notes are:
People featured on $5 note
The mostly circulated note in Australia has the image of the state on it and other versions of the denomination have:
Sir Henry Parkes -Better known as the ‘Father of Federation’. The charge for federation was led by Parkes from 1891 to 1896 when he died. He was the Premier of New South Wales between 1872 and 1891 and was also a politician, ivory turner and journalist. Parkes in Canberra and the town of Parkes in New South Wales were both named after Parkes.
Catherine Helen Spence – Catherine played a significant role to make South Australia the first Australian colony to give women the right to vote. This Scottish-born lady was a women activist in Australia in the 1800s and made her name as the first women preacher. She had many books published on social law and regional history.