Steve Irwin, better known as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ was one of the most universally liked and respected personalities on television for a long time. Unfortunately, Irwin died in 2006 when a stingray’s tail punctured his heart. Irwin is best remembered for the entertaining nature spectacles he put on, as he searched far and wide for interesting and dangerous animals. Australians have thought of another way to remember him, however. Some citizens have begun a petition to get the late conservationist and TV personality to be featured on Australian currency.
As of September 15th, the petition has almost 20,000 signatures. It calls on citizens to pay their respects to the “all-time greatest Australian bloke.”
It wouldn’t be the first time Irwin’s face appeared on Australian currency. In 2009, a series of coins was produced that commemorated the Australian hero. This petition is calling for a more permanent appearance for Irwin. Will the petition have enough power to change Australian currency? It’s unclear at this point. What is clear, however, is that Irwin is greatly missed and Australia is doing whatever it takes to remember him.