||Gerard Darcy and Max Milne, partners of a Bordertown business Wickham Flower & Co, started a tax practice as a sideline.
||Adelaide accountant, Eric Robins purchased the business with Max Milne and traded as Milne Robins & Co.
||- Des Murray became a partner of E K Robins Murray & Co with two staff.
- Visiting office established in Naracoorte out of the office of local solicitors, Wallace and Co. The above photo is our current Naracoorte Office located at 172 Smith Street.
||Started a full-time Naracoorte office in new premises at 188 Smith Street. Dorothy Sachs was appointed as the first office manager.
||Installed the first computer in the South East at the Bordertown office. Pictured below is Mrs Maureen Jonas.
||Established a Keith visiting office in McBain Street.
||Eric Robins and Des Murray dissolved their partnership and the business changed its name to DJ Murray and Associates Pty.
||A visiting office in Kingston was established in 1985.
||- Deane Nankivell became a partner in 1986 and the business name was changed to Murray Nankivell and Associates.
- Naracoorte office relocated to 172 Smith Street after extensive renovations to the house and levelling a vacant block for car parking.
||Lameroo and Coonalpyn visiting offices were opened.
|| - Penola visiting office was established at 59 Church Street, in conjunction with Neil Ottoson Real Estate.
- Kaniva office was established at 24 Commercial Street.
||Took over the Naracoorte firm Oakeshott & Oakeshott who were originally established under the name of Tonkin & Oakeshott. The above photo shows (L to R) Des Murray, Frank Oakeshott, Deane Nankivell and Peter Oakeshott discussing the merger.
||A visiting office at Robe was established in Victoria Street.
||Des Murray established an Adelaide Office at 64 Hindmarsh Square and shortly thereafter resigned.
|| - Purchased an existing tax practice in Millicent along with the premises at 23 Davenport Street.
- Nhill visiting office was established.
||Started a Financial Planning division within the business.
||Won the Risk Writer of the Year Award from the Lonsdale Financial Group.
||First appeared in the BRW Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia (largest accounting firm in Regional SA according to our last ranking – 81st)
||Purchased a small accounting practice in Murray Bridge which was operating from a house on Adelaide Road.
||Purchased the former Commonwealth Bank premises in the main street of Murray Bridge and completed significant internal renovations.