Australian One Dollar Banknotes

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 was born on the 21st of April 1926 and later christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On November 20, 1947, The Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, now His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Following the untimely death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, The Princess Elizabeth acceded to the Throne as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was separately proclaimed Queen of Canada. The Coronation took place sixteen months later on June 2, 1953.

Australian One Dollar Banknotes

Reverse : Yasir David Malangi also known as Sayeen Malangi and Gawachi Gaaan was one of the most well known bark painters from Arnhem Land and a significant figure in contemporary Indigenous Australian art. He painted on clear, red ochre or black backgrounds and used much broader and bolder brushstrokes than other Arnhem Land bark painters. The reproduction of one of his designs appeared on the reverse of the Australian one dollar note in 1966. This was done originally without his knowledge, but was acknowledged in 1967 with the release of the Australian five dollar note.

The design was taken from a photo by Douglas Glass.

In April 1964, designs by Gordon Andrews were accepted and detailed design work began with the specialist firm, Organisation Giori in Milan, Italy. New note printing machinery was obtained from the UK.

Gordon Andrews (1914-2001) was one of Australia's most distinguished designers, with a body of work encompassing graphic design, furniture, jewellery, sculpture, interior and exhibition design, painting and photography. He is perhaps best known for his designs for Australia's paper currency, which entered circulation February 14, 1966. When the present-day polymer plastic notes began to replace paper ones in 1992, Andrews served on the advisory panel overseeing their design.