There couldn’t be a more appropriate face to put on Australian currency than the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin!
The petition has already gathered 20,700 signatures and has a target of 25,000, so get your name down!
For his caring conservation work and daring persona, Steve is missed by fans all over the world.
…and the anger for the killer sting ray also lives on:
Cecil the lions triumphant roar from heaven as he watches Harambe dunk on the sting ray that killed Steve Irwin.
— Jenna Marbles (@Jenna_Marbles) September 9, 2016
I will never forgive that fucking bull ray for killing Steve Irwin -_- ??
— OG // I M A N I (@Maniisparks) September 15, 2016
His daughter Bindi, who has continued his conservation work, posted a heartwarming message in his memory:
Jake told News Corp: “We’re going to try and hold an event in the city (Melbourne) and get people to vote,”
The petition reads:
Let’s make a change for something in the history of our country. It’s been ten years without the Aussie icon and although he’s been recognised in many ways I’d imagine we could all support the idea of going one step further (well deserved).
Irwin’s face did appear on a commemorative coin in 2009 that was launched at the Australian Zoo. It was priced at $12.95
The Australian Royal Mint is willing to break the rules for the Crocodile Hunter as they acknowledge “the integral role that Mr Irwin played in wildlife conservation as well as his positive influence on Australian culture.”
The mint’s official policy is that circulating coins will not feature faces “other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family.”
They have encouraged those leading the petition to submit a written proposal to them in order to get Irwin’s face on a commemorative coin.
But we’re still rooting to get Irwin wrestling a croc on the front of an Aussie bank note…it’d be a bloody beauty mate (it is compulsory to read that in an Aussie accent).