|Operating in 1892;|
Early photo courtesy K Meyer, taken by his father-in-law, Charles Wiseheart, ex Mgr Nowra.
Other old photo from Current Accounts Jan 1969.
1934 Listed in Century of Banking
Early History of Pitt & Bathurst Streets by A.D. Moore who joined in 1892 supplied by David Jobson.
Bill Frost advises: The old building was reputed to have had a ballet school and a brothel operating on the upper floors. Some interesting sounds would have emerged.
1957 Last day of operations in the old building was 12th October (from Current Accounts January 1959).
1977 listed in Annual Report
1977 colour photo by David Jobson
1970s slide photo by Ed de Ridder (his second branch).
1990 list of Managers and premises from 1885 - 1990
and list of Assistant Managers 1916 - 1986 provided by David Jobson, who says: "Ah, the old Pitt&B. I was general hand hand here in '69 - 70. Manager was Alec Mawson, Accountant Toby Haywood. A very busy branch in those days with the Board of Fire Commissioners accounts, a couple of agencies and a stack of overseas work.
I remember the cash counts used to take half a day to complete. We would all traipse downstairs into the bowels of the branch and sit at long tables with great stacks of notes to count. I think sometimes we had around the $3m amount in notes to count."
2006 photo of site where branch was, by John Ness