History

The Fahey & Walsh
business has been part of the Burdekin
Community since 1922.

We realise that anything we can do to help you with your success, improves the success of the Burdekin, which is good for everyone. Fahey & Walsh offers a wide range of public accounting, taxation, GST and bookkeeping services to help businesses and individuals in our community fulfill their potential as well as business advice along the way as required.

If you want to be part of the growing Fahey & Walsh family of successful businesses and individuals, we would love to hear from you. Contact one of our friendly advisors who will be happy to discuss your needs.

History of Fahey & Walsh

The practice now known as Fahey & Walsh has been providing reliable, quality services to the people of the Burdekin and surrounds for almost 100 years. This is how the company evolved over those year

1922 – 1928
1928 – 1947
1947 – 1953
1953
1953 – 1955
1955 – 1963
1963 – 1977
1977 – 1984
1984 – 1987
1987 – 1991
1991 – 2005
2005 – 2013
2013 – 2015
2015

1922 – 1928

B.S Donovan
Mr. B.S Donovan (Bernie) commenced the business in Ayr in the early 1920’s.

1928 – 1947

Donovan & McCarthy
Bernie Donovan was joined by Mr.C.C. McCarthy (Charlie), in the late 1920’s as a partner.

1947 – 1953

Donovan & McCarthy
Bernie Donovan died in 1947,and his interest was taken over by Mr.M.Donovan(Mick),his son.

1953

Donovan & O’Brien
Charlie McCarthy sold his interest to Mr.D.J. O’Brien (Dave) in 1953 and retired to Brisbane.

1953 – 1955

D.J. O’Brien
Mick Donovan Retired from the practice in 1953. Dave cintinued as a sole trader until 1955.

1955 – 1963

O’Brien & Fahey
Dave O’Brien sold an interest in the firm to Mr.F.J.Fahey (Frank), on 1st July 1955 and they traded in partnership until 1963.

1963 – 1977

O’Brien & Fahey
Frank Fahey purchased the complete interest of Dave O’Brien when he retired to Brisbane on 30th June 1963.

1977 – 1984

O’Brien & Fahey
Mr.A.F.Ponti(Tony) joined Frank Fahey as a partner on 1st July 1977.

1984 – 1987

O’Brien & Fahey
Mr.J.F. Fahey(Jim) joined the firm of 1st July 1983 with the partner’s being Frank, Jim & Tony.

1987 – 1991

Fahey & Ponti
On the 1st July 1987, the firm changed its name, and opened a full-time office in Townsville and purchased the Bowen practice of Illingworth Partners.

1991 – 2005

Fahey & Ponti
On the 1st July 1991, Frank Fahey retired. The partners were Tony Ponti, Jim Fahey & Kris Hansen.

2005 – 2013

Fahey & Ponti
On the 1st july 2005, Anthony A. Ponti was admitted as a partner in all branches. Partners in all branches were Tony, Jim, Kris & Anthony.

2013 – 2015

Fahey & Ponti
On 1st July 2013 Kayleen Walsh was admitted as a partner in Ayr with partners in Ayr being Kayleen Walsh, Tony Ponti and Jim Fahey.

2015

Fahey & Walsh
On 1st July 2015 Tony Ponti retired from the practice leaving Kayleen Walsh and Jim Fahey trading as Fahey & Walsh in Ayr.

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