|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.