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Albert
(receiving office of Tottenham)

1965


2013
Albert is 67Km S/W of Trangie. The village is the home of the famous "Rabbit Trap Hotel"
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1965 photo of Albert Receiving Office premises from Owen Young, then Manager of Tottenham branch
1977 listed in Annual Report
2008 Phillip Reed advises:
"In June 1975 I was relieving at Tottenham branch and had to conduct the Albert Receiving Office. On walking through the front door into the building shown in this photo, a dozen chooks flew off the counter and out the back door.  I then had to source some hot water etc to clean the counter before I opened for business".

2013 November David Jobson advised:
Pics of Albert taken a couple of months ago on a motorcycle rally at Tottenham.
The Rabbit trap hotel - Old CBC Agency building I believe - Main Street Albert.

 

Albion Park Opened 1891 (86th Report);
1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
closed 1898 (101st Report).
 

 

 

Albury
571-575 Dean Street
& chambers at
499 Kiewa Street

 

 

 

See also North Albury


2005

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2007

2011

1850 "Select Documents of the 19th Century" edited by HW Nunn states that the bank had an agency at
Albury - Board Minute 11 June 1850.
1859 Opened 7th March (22nd Annual Report)
1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
1911 purchased 1877 Joint Stock Bank;
1934 Listed in Century of Banking.
1936 new building by Kent and Massie.
Photo Dean St 9/05 by David Jobson,
similar photo 11/05 by Kevin Greenaway.
Heritage Listed:
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orms an important scale element on Dean and Kiewa Street intersection. One of the several new bank buildings at that time. Historically this site has always been associated with banking corporations. Building is of streetscape significance. Important corner site.
Original building was monumental structure built in the Victorian Free Classical style. The second bank continued the classic motif but in a more modified form of the Inter War Stripped Classical style with Art Deco motifs. The bank structure at the corner has always been visually prominent against its 'wings' along Dean and Kiewa Streets. The current building forming a strong corner element, was constructed in 1936 in the Inter-War Classical style with Art Deco motifs and despite several renovations remains relatively unchanged.
Substantial and very nicely detailed brick and stucco building. Terracotta blocks around bank entrance. External Materials: Brick.. Style: Inter-War Stripped Classical.
Original Australian Joint Stock Bank which was built in 1877. Traded as the Australian Bank of Commerce until 1911 when purchased by the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney. In 1935 architects Kent & Massie prepared a proposal for renovation but in 1936 the building was demolished and the present premises erected. Architects Kent and Massie. Renovations were undertaken in 1953 by Robertson & Marks, Architects and another renovation was carried out in 1959 by architects Meldrum & Noad.
2007 photo by David Jobson who says: "There's the main front entrance, then to the left, three sets of windows, then the side entrance in Kiewa St.  Still the NAB branch."
2011 November nab Albury Agribusiness Centre at 549 Kiewa Street adjacent to Albury City Council, close to a large club not too far from CBD GoogleMaps sourced by John Beer.
Alstonville
92a Main Street
 

 


1945
 

 


2007

 

 

 

Alstonville is in Ballina Shire Council.  19km East of Lismore, 13 km west of Ballina, and  4 km east of Wollongbar.  1860s cedar-cutters were attracted to the region, followed by dairy farmers.
Originally Duck Creek Mountain, the town was renamed by early settler John Perry after his wife, Annie Alston.

1902 Opened 22nd September (109th Report);
"It was built as a residence in about 1892 and was renovated to become Alstonville's first bank in the early 1900's". 
From notes from ad an offering the property for auction in May 2007, supplied by Geoff Chapman.
1934 Listed in Century of Banking.
1945 Photographed by Frank Chapman.  See also Current Accounts Jan 1962 p35.
Echo Newspaper 29/6/2006:
Bank Building Turns 100

The heritage-listed Commercial Banking Company Bank (pictured) in Alstonville's main street celebrates its 100th birthday this month. To mark the occasion the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society has been given permission by the owners, the Lancasters, to open the building for inspection next Thursday, September 26, from 10am to 2pm.

The CBC Bank was absorbed by the National Australia Bank in 1984. The Alstonville branch next door will also be holding a day of celebration.
2007 May Geoff Chapman advised that, having failed to sell at auction, the old Alstonville branch (currently a Chartered Accountant's office) is now listed for sale at $725,000.  Click here for advertisement from Northern Star 26/5/07.
2007 June 17 NAB locations search by John Beer revealed branch at 92 Main Street, adjacent to CBC building, meaning NAB is on left side of CBC's building.

The Northern Rivers Echo Newspaper, LismoreBank Building Turns 100

Issue 837: The heritage-listed Commercial Banking Company Bank (pictured) in Alstonville's main street celebrates its 100th birthday this month.
To mark the occasion the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society has been given permission by the owners, the Lancasters, to open the building for inspection.
The CBC Bank was absorbed by the National Australia Bank in 1984. The Alstonville branch next door will also be holding a day of celebration.
2009 15th February - Issue 840: Bank Customer's Daughter Mark Centenary
Eileen Jamieson and Dorothy Crawford, the daughters of the Alstonville CBC bank's first customer, Ambrose Crawford, in 1902, cut the cake to celebrate 100 years of CBC Banking in Alstonville last month. The National Australia Bank absorbed the CBC Bank in 1984, and the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society put on a display of CBC Bank memorabilia with Ambrose's passbook number one, in the Heritage-listed bank building.

 

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