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Chris Miles: Hands-on History

Session Info:

Based on Chris’s books Who’s on the money? and Stuck on history, this presentation takes students on a fun and fascinating tour of the people and events depicted on our coins, banknotes and postage stamps, and reveals how everyday objects can literally put us in touch with the past. Students also get to be history detectives, using a magnifying glass and UV pen to discover the hidden security features on our banknotes.


  • Australian history
  • Counterfeiting, forgery and other interesting money facts
  • Coin and stamp collecting
  • Research methods

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