by Dr.Edward Dauer, Joanne Dauer and John Pettit
Australia became a nation on January 1, 1901 when the six self-governing states officially became the Commonwealth of Australia. Queen Victoria passed away just three weeks later, on January 22, 1901, after nearly 64 years of reign over the British Empire. Edward VII was King of England until his death in 1910.
Banknotes issued by the Queensland Government and private banks were the only forms of currency that existed from 1817 to 1910. Notes were overprinted on unused stock from fifteen different private banks and the Government of Queensland. They were all rendered unnecessary when the first Government banknotes were issued in 1913.
The Dauers and John Pettit’s book takes us through the history of Australia from Federation to the modern era. Never before has a book been published illustrating in full color rare Australian banknotes as seen through it’s history. Read about the stories of some of the greatest Australians who through their dedication created a great nation. : 9”x12” Format • 352 pages • Full color • Beautifully hard bound • Slip Cover