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Also known as: née Haydock, Molly, James Burrow, Mary Raby, Mary Raiby

Born: 12 May 1777

Died: 30 May 1855

Special Achievements:

1811 - First known successful Australian business woman.

Additional Information:

Mary REIBEY's image is displayed on the Australian $20 note. She was a former convict.


  • Image - Mary Reibey

    Portrait of Mary Reibey, nee Molly Haydock, about 1835, watercolour on ivory miniature in oval shaped gold frame, presented by Mrs A.G. Foster, February 1925. State Library of New South Wales itemID=MIN 76.

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Mary Reibey State Library of NSW Min 76.jpg

  • References

    Mary Reibey 1777-1855 convict.  (1982).  Retrieved from http://www.200australianwomen.com/names/002.html.  Accessed 27 September 2008.

  • References

    Colligan, Mimi. (1990).  The Pastoral Era: Australia 1810-1850Melbourne, Victoria:  Australia Post.  p. 7.

  • References

    (1994, November).  New Faces.  The Australian Women’s Weekly, 204-205.

  • References

    Mary Reibey (1777-1855) Pioneer Businesswoman.  (date unknown).  Retrieved from http://www.geocities.com/eschiva/reibey.html?200711.  Accessed 11 July 2007.

  • References

    Gender Education – Projects – Australian Women Honor Roll.  (date unknown).  Retrieved from http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/gender/projects/honrol11.htm.  Accessed:  20 February 2002.  p. 3.

  • References

    (date unknown).  Entally House Historic Site.  National Trust of Australia (Tasmania).

  • References

    Mary Reibey:  Australia’s First Business Woman and The Hunters Hill Connection [brochure].  (n.d.)  n.p.

  • References

    Gibson, Col.  (March 2005).  Mary Reibey [pamphlet].  North Nowra, New South Wales:  Modeller’s Shipyard.