The holey dollar [5 August 1950]

[Editor: An article about Australia’s first coins, including the “holey dollar”; published under the category heading of “Money” in The Argus (Melbourne), 5 August 1950.] Money The holey dollar Although in the early days of its colonisation, New South Wales was a British Crown Colony, British currency was always short. Barter was the order of […]

Dollars or rum: Early Australian currency [by J. H. M. Abbott, 1 April 1931]

[Editor: An article about Australia’s early forms of currency, including rum, Spanish dollars, and “holey dollars”. Written by John Henry Macartney Abbott (1874-1953). Published in The World’s News, 1 April 1931.] Dollars or rum Early Australian currency. By J.H.M. Abbott At the present time, when Australia is being requested to give attention and consideration to […]