The People on our Money

HATS Productions

Mary Reibey and Edith Cowan overcome setbacks in life to become successful and valued people in society. Mary Reibey rose from a child convict to one of Sydney’s most significant business people. Edith Cowan gained strength from tragedy and rose to prominence in social justice and social service for the people of Western Australia, culminated in becoming Australia’s first female Member of Parliament. Stories of Mary MacKillop, Caroline Chisholm, David Unaipon, and others on our currency are also included.

Curriculum Relevance
The stories of the people on our money are relevant for all school students, (particularly Grades 5 & 6) under the new Australian Curriculum for the ‘Historical Knowledge and Understanding’ requirements

The stories directly address two of the ‘Key Inquiry Questions’ as recommended by ACARA:

1/ How did Australian Society change throughout the nineteenth & twentieth centuries?

2/ What contribution have significant individuals or groups made to the development of Australian society?

On confirmation of a booking:
• HATS will send educational material to complement the presentation, and details of student participation in the presentation.
• The school staff choose 10 students and allocate roles as per the documentation that will be sent (there is no script to learn and no rehearsal is needed until the day of the presentation).

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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HATS Productions offer 4 different shows. Check them all out here. You might like to book more than one on the same day!

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, History, Business And Economics, Civics And Citizenship


Perseverance, Vision, Compassion, Risk Taking, Faith, Nation Building, Citizenship, Life In The Outback, Hardship, Resilience, Social Justice, Money, Currency, Finance.




50 minutes plus Q & A time.


Melbourne (up to 100 km from the city): $400.00; Regional Victoria *: $450.00, All other states *: $500.00 *For financial viability, there may need to be two consecutive bookings for the same day at schools in close proximity. Negotiable for

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Victoria: Several dates in Term 2, 2016
Adelaide: 26-31 May, 2016
Australia wide: 27 June to 1 July, 31 Oct & 1 Nov 2016
NSW: 19-23 Sept, 2016

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Enquiry/Booking Request