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Clowns of no account? Reflections on the involvement of four Irishmen in the commercial life of the Colony of New South Wales, 1788-1818

Craig, Russell; O. Hogartaigh, Ciaran; O. Hogartaigh, Margaret


This paper reflects on the involvement of four Irishmen in the commercial affairs of the fledgling British colony in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), between 1788 and 1818. They are John Kenny, a felon transported from Carlow (allegedly the first teacher of double-entry accounting in Australia); Michael Hayes, a Wexford rebel (the first to advertise in the Sydney Gazette for work as an accountant); Sergeant Jeremiah Murphy, a native of Creagh serving in the British Army (the first customer to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting History
DOI: 10.1177/103237320400900204


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