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The Number One Note was hand numbered at an official ceremony held 1 May 1913 at the Government Printing House in Melbourne (now Queen’s Warehouse).
Amongst the dignitaries present were the Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, Governor General Lord Denman, daughter Judith and son Thomas, Governor of the Commonwealth Bank Denison Miller, Member of Parliament for the Federal Seat of Melbourne Ports James Matthews and the Government Note Printer Thomas Harrison.
The honour of hand numbering the first note M000001 was passed to the Governor General’s five year old daughter Judith Denman.
The note was subsequently presented to her by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher.
Lord Denman resigned his position as Governor General in 1914 and the family returned to England.
The Honourable Anne Judith Denman died in 1987.
Her effects were being sorted in 1999 and note M000001 turned up in a letter file housed in a contemporary Government House envelope marked in pencil “Judith’s 10/- Note May 1st 1913”.
The Number One Note is offered with the accompanying historical envelope.
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