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Nambour
1973
1973 photo from Picture Australia sourced by Geoff Chapman

1975 Listed in Annual Report

Nashville Diggings It was called Nashville because a Mr. Nash found gold there.  Nashville is now known as Gympie.
1867 Opened (39th Report) at Mary River.
1870 Withdrawn (44th Report)
1968 reference in Current Accounts July Pg 51
Peeramon  
   
Peeramon

 

1909 branch opened at Peeramon on the Atherton tablelands.  Mr. Watts, son of John Watts was opening Manager.
Peeramon was selected because the butter factory was to be established there – however in 1910 the butter factory was established in Malanda, where it remains to this day as does the branch in Malanda.

1911
The branch was closed in 1911 and transferred its business to Malanda, 3 miles away.
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1925 F.L. Petersen Manager.
1927 A. Gibson was Manager.
1929 R B Cadell was appointed to Peeramon
1934 Listed in Century of Banking
1941-1944 TGM Fletcher was Manager.
2008
Whilst at a charity working bee at St. Ives recently Ray Knight met a man called John Watts. John’s father opened the CBC branch in Peeramon on the Atherton Tablelands in 1909.
Pialba
2008
1976 Branch opened on 15th June by Warren John Neilson.

2008 GoogleMaps photo of 19 Main Street submitted by John Beer who reports that the branch was probably in the left side building, and that NAB may now be relocated in a shopping centre.

Pittsworth
1982
Pittsworth is 41Km S/W of Toowoomba.

1906 Opened as Beauaraba (116th Report);

1915 Originally named Beauaraba, the town's name was officially changed to Pittsworth.

1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report.
1982 drawing from Calendar.
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Quilpie is 980Km west of Brisbane; 208Km west of Charleville, 120 miles (208Km) west of Charleville on the Bullu River.  Durack family were Quilpie pioneers.

19320630 H W J McDonald manager apparently opened Quilpie branch

1932 Les S Burstal single man was transferred to Quilpie as Manager towards end of depression young and single Les S Burstal arrived in Quilpie to take over the branch  (19530701Current Accounts Volume # 01 issue # 06 page 44 1st paragraph). Les said in his time "there were plenty of “red inkers” and “B.W.Es & pretty bad ones at that but good seasons, extraordinary wool prices  & good cattle prices brought prosperity to Quilpie’s hard working graziers”

1932 to 19400630 Manager Les S Burstal, single man was transferred to Quilpie as Manager towards end of depression young and single Les S Burstal arrived in Quilpie to take over the branch  (19530701Current Accounts Volume # 01 issue # 06 page 44 1st paragraph). Les said in his time "there were plenty of “red inkers” and “B.W.Es & pretty bad ones at that but good seasons, extraordinary wool prices  & good cattle prices brought prosperity to Quilpie’s hard working graziers”

1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

19410630-19500630 Les S Burstal was Manager Maryborough.  Les S Burstal retired as Manager Cessnock

19410630, 19420630, 19430630. 19440630 Manager T G M Fletcher
19450630-19510630 Manager Quilpie was T H Gamble
19520630 C F Stephens Manager 
19530630 Manager Quilpie  C F Stephens
1954 Bernie Locke manager

1954 Alan Campbell “Mango” Middleton was Accountant Quilpie. All lived at back of the bank building said Don Scott

19550630 Mgr Quilpie R C Ford
1957-59 Manager C Bernie King; 1957-59 Kev Nicol 2ic
19590630 Manager D G Wilson
19670701 Manager Quilpie Ray C Bennett

19670701 Current Accounts Page 52 lists:-
. Ray Bennett Quilpie had new son Paul Ross
. Paul Robertson Quilpie had new son James Dominic

19720630 Manager Quilpie was Ken R Foulcher

1973 Don M Scott was at Quilpie. Quilpie had 1,000 cheque accounts Don Scott said
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Don Scott said “Quilpie eventually had nice quarters for male staff” “Manager had nice residence” “There was no doctor in Quilpie”
Manager Quilpie was:-
19730630-19760630  Bernie J Porter Manager Quilpie on Buller River busy 6 hander 120 miles west of Charlevlle.
Don Scott said Bernie Porter resigned from CBC.

19770630 Manager Quilpie was J R Phillips.

2007 June; Kevin Nicol advises: I've just been speaking with Geoff Chapman who asked whether I could confirm that the small building to the right of the attached picture was our old Quilpie Branch.
Photo from State Library of Queensland - 2nd version cropped to show CBC on right.
It certainly is. I lost much sweat there as Second Officer from 1957 to 1959 when C.B . (Bernie) King was manager. The building was owned by the Corones who also owned the Imperial Hotel, the building on the extreme right, and almost everything else in Quilpie.


2007 The NAB branch at 29 Brolga Street (Corones Building)  was not listed when NAB locations search reveals no NAB services in Quilpie. Comment from John Beer to the effect that the NAB branch in Quilpie was not listed when NAB locations search was conducted on computer. Quilpie NAB was not closed. (NAB error resulted in Quilpie not listed as a branch).

Photo Quilpie Shire.

2008 September photo by Frank Maundrell of the old CBC building in Quilpie (owned by Corones) when he was there in September 2008. It is on the opposite side of Brolga St to the current NAB branch site at 29 Brolga St.  When Frank was there it seemed alive and very well! 

2009 January; Frank Maundrell states: "I, too have searched the NAB website and can confirm that Quilpie is NOT listed thereon! However, I was there last year and I can assure everyone that at that time the Branch was alive, well and apparently thriving!
To try and get to the bottom of the mystery, I sent a message to NAB asking "What gives?". Today, I have received a very long winded response, but it boils down to confirmation that they do actually still have a branch at 29 Brolga Street, Quilpie Queensland 4480. The response included an apology for its absence from the website enquiry response, but no indication of what, if anything, would be done to correct the situation!  I well remember learning right at the beginning of the computer age "Garbage in - Garbage out"! Never believe everything a computer (or anything else for that matter) tells you!"

to which John Beer replies: "Frank, Thanks, I thought NAB said re merger that NAB was building a better Bank. It is about 12 months now that nothing has shown up for Quilpie. No wonder people are not using branches if search shows no nab services at that branch location!"

2009 GoogleMaps photo of nab at 29 Brolga Street (Diamantina Developmental Road) sourced by John Beer.

2012 The business of Quilpie remains at 29 Brolga St Quilpie 4480.
 

Rising Sun, Townsville 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Rockhampton
1888
1874 Opened (53rd Report);
1888 photo from RDHS.
1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report.
1986 Demolished to make way for shopping arcade.

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