Dollar Bill and Australians Keep the Wheels of Industry Turning


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1965, 4 Minutes

The general favourite of the films made for the Decimal Currency Board, this engaging cartoon was made in preparation for Australia's changeover to decimal currency on February 14 1966.

To the tune of ‘Click Go the Shears’, Dollar Bill sings the Decimal Currency song, showing each new coin and its value in an attempt to make Australians understand how straightforward and uncomplicated decimal currency is compared to the old system of pounds, shillings and pence.

Produced for the Decimal Currency Board by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.



Animation/Graphics: Created by Monty Wedd and drawn for the commercial by animator Laurie Sharpe

Principal Cast: (Voices) Ross Higgins, Kevin Golsby

Year: 1965

Running Time: 4 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Australian Curriculum - History Years 3-6 'Currency'; History of Money and Currency.


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SKU 000183700
Brand Film Australia

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