Story: Accountancy

Alice Basten, pioneering woman accountant

Alice Basten, pioneering woman accountant

Together with her sister Caroline, Alice Basten was one of the first prominent female accountants in New Zealand. The Basten sisters ran a public accounting firm in Auckland for most of the 1920s and also taught accounting practice. Alice Basten was a member of the Auckland City Council from 1933 to 1935, when this photo was taken.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 589-40

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Philip Colquhoun, 'Accountancy - Developments in accounting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24885/alice-basten-pioneering-woman-accountant (accessed 29 June 2017)

Story by Philip Colquhoun, published 11 Mar 2010