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Charles Knight

1846-1878 Auditor-General, 1872-1878 Joint Commissioner of Audit.The first Auditor-General of New Zealand (Auditor-General from 1846 to 1878, and Joint Commissioner of Audit from 1872 to 1878) has the letters MD FRCS after his name because he originally trained as a surgeon. The MD means a doctor of medicine, and the FRCS means that he was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Charles Knight entered the auditing world when he was offered a job as a copying clerk for Sir George Grey, who was twice the Governor of New Zealand.