r305 – Mc165 # 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Ten Dollar Banknotes

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1974 Phillips/Wheeler Ten Dollar Banknote

“Australia”
r305 1974 Phillips/Wheeler Ten Dollar Banknotes

ObverseFrancis Howard Greenway
ReverseHenry Lawson
SignatoriesJ. G. Phillips, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
F. H. Wheeler, Secretary to the Treasury
Size154.94mm [width], 76.20mm [height]
CompositionPaper
WatermarkCaptain Cook in left panel
Serial NumbersTBC 000001 to TEL 999999

Notes :
The Commonwealth of Australia logo at the top of the note was replaced by Australia.

According to Michael Vort-Ronald’s publication Australian Decimal Banknotes : Paper Issues [Second edition, 2000, ISBN 0958758093] the change took place following a directive of then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, that where possible, references to the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ should be changed to ‘Australia’ in official descriptions generally. Mr Whitlam believed that the term ‘Commonwealth’ no longer carried the same sort of relevance in the 1970s, in particular because of its associations with “British Commonwealth” and “Commonwealth of Nations”.

The Government reviewed the wording in 1977 but decided not to direct the Reserve Bank to change it due to the cost involved and other factors, such as consistency in the use of ‘Australia’ on both banknotes and coins.

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2015 12[50]5689
2016[11]20[22]2966
20172344[27]46
First serial prefix TBC # r305F – Mc165a
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Last serial prefix TEL # r305L – Mc165b
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