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Straya Cash: Artist shakes up the Aussie dollar

Dumping the Queen for a Dame (Edna, that is), and The Wiggles over Banjo Patterson, a Melbourne artist is re-imagining the Australian currency.

The self dubbed “Straya Cash” is an intiative by Aaron Tyler, who says that modern Australia needs a modern currency.

He wrote on his website, “The time is right for a facelift. The time is right for STRAYA CASH,


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“I decided to redesign Australia’s banknotes, featuring instantly recognisable personalities and cultural icons that present-day Australians love. And the results were glorious.”

He believes that the notes classic images, for instance convict businesswoman Mary Reibey on the $20 note, are irrelevant to modern Australians.

Instead, he advocates for Australian icons such as Alf from Home and Away, party boy Corey Worthington, and the nice, different, and unusual, inclusion of Kath and Kim.

Time will tell if the people of Australia support Tyler in his quest to create “Straya Cash”.

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