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Our history

Auditors-General have been responsible for auditing South Australian Government finances, systems and processes since 1839.

List of Auditors-General

Auditor-General

1839-1843 Charles Burton Newenham
1840 Board of Audit set up in conjunction with the Auditor-General to examine the accounts of the Province from 17 October 1838 to 31 December 1839.
Members: William Wyatt, John Hallett and Thomas Williams 

Board of Audit (3 members)

1843-1844 Capt Gerald Villiers Butler
1843 Philip Turner
1843 Capt William Littlejohn O'Halloran
1843-1844 James William MacDonald
1843-1844 William Henry Maturin

Auditor-General

1844-1848 William Henry Maturin
1848-1851 Francis Corbet Singleton
1851-1868 Capt William Littlejohn O'Halloran
1868-1880 Edward William Hitchin
1880-1882 William Tyndall Sheppard

Commissioners Of Audit (2)

1882-1895 Ebenezer Cooke
1882-1895 Alfred Heath

Commissioner Of Audit (1)

1895-1907 Ebenezer Cooke
1907-1912 Peter Whitington
1912-1923 Edgar William Giles

Auditor-General (from 1923)

1923 Edgar William Giles
1923-1934 Walter Ernest Rogers
1934-1946 John William Wainwright
1946-1959 William Poole Bishop
1959-1972 George Henry Padget Jeffrey
1972-1978  Desmond Eoghan Byrne
1978-1983 Edgar George Tattersall
1983-1990 Thomas Anthony Sheridan
1990-2007 Kenneth Ian MacPherson
2007-2015 Simon O'Neill
2015- Andrew Richardson