William Henshall, Counterfeiter, And The Australian ‘Holey Dollar’

Holey dollar is the name given to coins used in the early history of two British settlements: Prince Edward Island (now part of Canada) and New South Wales (now part of Australia). The middle was punched out of Spanish dollars, creating two parts: a small coin, known as a “dump” in Australia, and a “holey dollar”. This coin was one of the first coins struck in Australia. It was manufactured in Australia  by one William Henshall, a convict transported from England to Australia for the crime of … wait for it! … forgery.

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To the Military, Climate Change Acts as a Threat Multiplier

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Jon Powers, an Iraq Veteran, served as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer and Special Advisor on Energy to the US Army : “Serving at Pentagon, I worked with leaders who studied threats ranging from insurgent groups to rogue states. One of the U.S. military’s less-noticed findings, however, is that there is clear consensus that climate change poses an immediate risk to national security.”

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