Story: Accountancy

Edwin Silk, early Whanganui accountant (1st of 2)

Edwin Silk, early Whanganui accountant

Edwin Silk was a partner in a firm of accountants in Whanganui in the early 20th century. This cartoon probably shows him in the billiard room of the Wanganui Club. The firm of Silks Chartered Accountants celebrated its centenary in 2004.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-350-095
Ink and watercolour sketch by Walter Armiger Bowring

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Philip Colquhoun, 'Accountancy - Accounting and accountants’ organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Philip Colquhoun, published 11 Mar 2010