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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    De Vries, Susanna. (1995). Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation. St Ives, New South Wales: Millennium Books.

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

    Trove: Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842 - 1954), Thursday 31 May 1855, page 8. "DEATHS".

    Trove: Hawkesbury Herald (Windsor, NSW: 1902 - 1945), Friday 19 June 1903, page 15. "Margaret Catchpole".

    The Australian Women's Register. "Reibey, Mary (1777 - 1855)".