Allan “Chirpy” Campbell wants the Australia’s central bank pay him $30 million for the “unauthorised” use of his great uncle’s image. Hmm, seems the woman who gave permission for the image to be used on the Australian $50 note wasn’t the indigenous author and inventor David Unaipon’s daughter after all. Mr Campbell will travel to Sydney to present his case for compo to the Reserve Bank. David Unaipons image has been on the Aussie note since 1995 with no complaints, but it seems now after 13 years its a big deal. Well, here is hoping Mr Campbell gets a better deal than the last Aboriginal who took on the courts, artist David Malangi was compensated $1,000, a fishing rod and a silver medal after they used his painting of Arnhem Land on the $1 note without his permission.
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November 29, 2008 · 2:38 pm