Famous Aboriginal Australians – One Pound Jimmy

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Learning about famous Aboriginal Australians – One Pound Jimmy

Who is the man on the $2 coin? This resource details the story of Gwoya Tjungurrayi, the man on the Australian $2 coin.

Here’s what is included:

‘The Man on the $2 Coin’ resource includes:

  • PDF document that can be viewed as a slideshow presentation
  • Questions for students to answer before and after learning
  • Information about GwoyaTjungurrayi suited to a young audience
  • Wristbands featuring the $2 coin and boomerang images, to colour and decorate
  • ‘Ask me’ badges for students to wear after learning about ‘The man on the $2 coin’
  • ‘Design a coin’ templates (two versions)


This resource would work for students in grades 2-4!


Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:

commemorative days and weeks

eminent Australian studies

assembly presentations