Australian banknotes Ten-dollar commemorative polymer note 1988

money Australian dollars Commemorative polymer bill
 Australian ten-dollar Commemorative polymer note 
currency Australian dollars Commemorative polymer banknotes
 Australian 10 dollars Commemorative polymer banknote 
Australian ten-dollar Commemorative polymer banknote, issued in 1988 to celebrate Australia's bicentenary, was Australia's first polymer banknote. One side symbolises European settlement. The other side symbolises the original discovery and settlement of Australia some 40,000 - 60,000 years earlier.

Obverse design included the sailing ship HMS Supply anchored at Sydney Cove with the early colony in the background. Above are people who symbolise all who have contributed to Australia, from left the early settlers to right the modern working man.

Reverse includes portraits of the aboriginal population, the main picture is a young native youth with ceremonial paint, and in the background is a Morning Star Pole, other Aboriginal artworks commissioned by the Bank and a human like figure from Dream time.

Security features - This Australian ten-dollar commemorative polymer note includes an optically variable device of Captain James Cook.

HMS Supply - Launched in 1759, the third HMS Supply was a Royal Navy armed tender that played an important part in the foundation of Australia.

Dream time - In the animist framework of Australian Aboriginal mythology, Dreamtime is a sacred era in which ancestral totemic spirit beings created the world.