Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 1903 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1976
22 March, 1903 – 14 December, 1976
Two shillings [kangaroo theme]
1937 Description: Design for coin
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, air-brushed gouache and silver paint Support: paper
In 1937 Douglas Annand was commissioned to prepare new designs for Australian coins. He chose to depict easily identified Australian flora and fauna, which included sheaves of wheat, the kangaroo, the platypus, and the koala rather than themes associated with Britain.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra