Australian literature on professional accounting and audit begins in 1880. The two decades to 1900 were a crucial period in Australian history, the boom years of the 1880s being followed by the severe recession of the 1890s and the federation of the Australian. There were no professional accounting journals but publication took place in banking and insurance magazines, commercial newspapers and general newspapers. This book reprints 65 articles from this turbulent period and hugely productive period in Australian Accounting and Auditing practices.
This innovative series contains volumes on accounting history, auditing, bibliography, development of accounting principles and standards, education and ethics, financial reporting, law and regulations, management accounting and the theoretical works of leading scholars. Providing students, teachers and researchers with the opportunity to learn more about the discipline of accountancy and its past, this series is a vital addition to any accounting library.