bumps on Australia's new $50 note

#WATWB Why put bumps on a $50 note?

We’ve arrived at the end of another month. How do they pass so quickly? But one good thing about the end of another month is that, on the last Friday, bloggers all over the world, through We Are the World Blogfest, join together in promoting positive news.

#WATWB says, “There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.”

This month I want to share Information about the new Australian $50 note. This might seem like a strange story for #WATWB, but it’s not. It’s perfect, and here’s why.

The new note has bumps on it to assist visually impaired persons recognise what notes they are handling. The idea for the bumps came from a blind twelve-year-old boy (now seventeen) who was given money for Christmas but was unable to tell how much he had. Tactile features are also incorporated into the $5 and $10 notes.

Click to read the whole article: New $50 note as advanced as any currency in the world.

As with others, this story shows the difference that one person can make, whatever their age.

I found the article through Jens and his amazing website Creative Spirits, an exploration of Australian Aboriginal Culture. His story is also a positive one.

Below is a brief introduction to his site.

Click here to read about other features of the $50 note.

If you would like to join in with #WATWB and share positive news, these are the guidelines:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

  1. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hashtag to help us trend!

Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

The co-hosts for this month are: Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese and Roshan Radhakrishnan.

Please pop over to their blogs to read their stories, comment and share.

Click here to join in and enter the link to your post. The bigger the #WATWB group each month, the greater the joy!

Thank you blog post

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments. Please share your thoughts.


30 thoughts on “#WATWB Why put bumps on a $50 note?

    1. Norah Post author

      It is a great idea, Robbie. It took someone to recognise and do something about the need. I’m thrilled that it was a child who suggested it, and even more so that his suggestion was taken seriously and acted upon. That’s the kind of world I like. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Jens

    Hi Norah, this is Jens, I’m the owner of Creative Spirits. Thank you for sharing this story and your kind words about my website.
    For everybody else: I shared this story with my subscribers – join my Smart Owls so you don’t miss future stories related to Aboriginal Australia.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks for popping in to say ‘hello’, Jens. It’s my pleasure to let others know about your wonderful website. It is a treasure trove of information.


  2. Shilpa Garg

    Wow! That’s such a simple yet brilliant idea. I like that it came from a child and the best is that the government implemented it too. Agree with you, anyone can make a difference, no matter what their age is!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Norah Post author

      It does, doesn’t it? Most of us don’t realise the difficulties experienced by others, unless they tell us. It took a young boy to make this happen. He must be considered a hero by so many others.



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