representing Officers and families of
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited
and its subsidiaries & affiliates.




QLD D-F Country

126 Cunningham Street




1864 August Opened (from Current Accounts Jan 1972);
Geoff Matthews advised: Business was first conducted in the adjoining wooden residence since demolished. It was a lovely old house with its six fireplaces.
1892 Purpose built premises constructed;
1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
1905 photo from NAB archives.

1908 Premises remodelled;
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

1945 photo from Geoff Matthews, whose father, L.H. (Bill) Matthews was manager there from 1940 to 1951 and whose parents can be seen outside.

1959 New premises built;
1975 Listed in Annual Report.

1981 calendar sketch submitted by John Munro.

2012 February Google Earth image of ex-CBC premises 126 Cunningham Street Dalby submitted by Geoff Chapman.  These are the 1908 remodelled premises, being unchanged from that shown in the photo provided by Geoff Matthews as seen in the March newsletter.
Dirranbandi, on the banks of the Balonne Minor River, was settled in 1885. The name means 'swamp abounding in frogs and waterfowl'. Cotton is a major crop of the region.
1927 photo of main street from State Library of Qld.
2008 Brian J. Sandstrom advised "I was able to find some information in Current Accounts issue No.50 of January 1976. The article was written by M.E.Gall and I have since been in contact with him. He was also able to confirm the existence of the CBC at Dirranbandi.Qld. A large book safe in the Goondiwindi Manager's office was ex.Dirranbandi and I had also seen the brass Bank seal for that Branch".
Emerald 1898 Opened (101st Report);
1905 closed (115th Report).

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