Spelling mistake in Australian banknote..

I had pointed to this development in Australian banknotes (Sep-2018). RBA in her new banknotes has decided to feature Edith Cowan the Aboriginal writer who was the very first female member of an Australian Parliament. The notes would also feature a quote from Cowan.

Apparently Cowan’s quote spelt ‘responsibilty’ wrongly which has gone in the banknotes!

The goof first became known on Thursday when a listener on radio outlet Triple M sent the station a magnified photo of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) new A$50 note highlighting the word “responsibility” misspelt as “responsibilty” three times.

The A$50 currency is the most widely circulated in Australia and accounts for nearly half the total value of other banknotes in use, according to the RBA.

The note came into circulation on Oct. 18, 2018 with new security features designed to deter counterfeiting and with tactile elements for the visually impaired. It sports a head-shot of Edith Cowan, who served as the first woman elected to an Australian legislature from 1921 to 1924.

The typo appears in an excerpt of Cowan’s maiden speech to Western Australia’s parliament, which features on the A$50 note.

The quote, which is repeated over on the banknote, reads: “It is a great responsibilty (sic) to be the only woman here and I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here.”

Phew!!

 

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2 Responses to “Spelling mistake in Australian banknote..”

  1. Anantha Nageswaran Says:

    Nice Freudian touch, Amol. You have misspelt ‘spelt’ as ‘splet’.

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