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AUSTRALIAN DEMANDS COMPENSATION FOR ANCESTOR'S IMAGE ON BANKNOTE
Next up in the banknote complaint department, someone has decided to complain about an image that has been in use on Australian banknotes for 13 year. Actually, this one sounds familiar - we may have covered this topic before. Anyway, here's an image of the note. -EditorThe great-nephew of a man whose image is on Australia's 50-dollar note has demanded compensation from the central bank for the unauthorised use of the image.
Allan "Chirpy" Campbell, an activist for Aboriginal rights, told the Reserve Bank of Australia that they did not have permission from the "real family" of David Unaipon.
Mr Unaipon was a preacher, author and inventor who held a patent for a sheep shearing mechanism that is shown on the note. He died in 1967. His image has been used since 1995.
To read the complete article, see: Family demand banknote image payout (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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