Ralph Abercrombie (public servant)
Ralph Abercrombie – 3 May 1957) was an Australian public servant who was Commonwealth Auditor-General from 1938 to 1946.(19 July 1881
1 September 1938 – 1946
|Born||19 July 1881|
Mount Duneed, Victoria
|Died||3 May 1957 75) (aged|
|Parents||Andrew Thomson and Mary Anna (née Kenshole) Abercrombie|
Ralph Abercrombie CBE was born on 19 July 1881 at Mount Duneed, Victoria, Australia, the ninth child of Scottish born Andrew Thomson Abercrombie, the first headmaster of Mount Duneed State School and his English wife Mary Anna (née Kenshole).
He was the director of navy accounts and finance and civil member of the Naval Board. He joined the Navy Department in 1911 from the Victorian State Treasury. He was in charge of navy finance and accounting matters during World War 1. In 1923 the Government sent him to England on a special mission connected with the settlement of accounts associated with the repatriation of Australian troops. During that period he was attached to the Admiralty to obtain experience of Imperial accountancy organization. He was a member of the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants and a licensed auditor under the Victorian Companies Act. Under the Audit Act at the time he was employed, the salary of the Auditor-General was £1750 per annum.
- Barrabool, Land of the Magpie by Ian Wynd page 93
- Hyslop, Robert, "Abercrombie, Ralph (1881–1957)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 3 September 2015
- "Auditor-General: Mr. Ralph Abercrombie appointed". The Examiner. Launceston, Tasmania. 6 July 1938. p. 7.
- "Obituary: Mr. R. Abercrombie". The Canberra Times. 11 May 1957. p. 2.
- "Search Australian Honours, Name: ABERCROMBIE, Ralph, Award: The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 3 September 2015
Herbert Charles Brown
| Commonwealth Auditor-General
1938 – 1946
Albert Charles Joyce