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

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Brisbane Office
(Queen & Creek Streets)

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1862 Branch opened 2nd December on the corner of Queen and Edward Streets (29th Report); 1862 December02 CBCofS opened at Corner Edward & Queen Sts Brisbane about where Tattersalls Club is. (from 1963 January Current Accounts Pg 27).

1869 the Bank purchased property corner of Queen & Creek Sts.
1870 This photo is reproduced from "Select Documents of the Nineteenth Century, Vol.2", edited by Harry W. Nunn.  The caption reads: "The Brisbane Office of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, erected in 1870. Central Record Office, National Australia Bank, Melbourne."

1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

Two buildings were built and occupied prior to the construction of the final building in 1938 (from Current Accounts January 1963).
1938 final CBC building was constructed.  This has since been demolished.

1967 photo in Current Accounts July p35. 

Head Carpenter, Harold Larking and French Polisher, Arthur Laybutt with the scale model of Brisbane Office which they restored.  It was originally built for the bank by Messrs. Kent & Massie, Sydney architects.

1975 This interior shot of Brisbane Office, Queen and Creek Streets, Brisbane, is reproduced from Current Accounts, January, 1976.  It shows the Banking Chamber decorated for the Warana Festival.  The effort won first prize in the "Best Florally Decorated Banking Chamber, Insurance House or Finance House.
1975 Listed in Annual Report.

Kerri Kleidon advises that Brisbane Office was pulled down in the mid 1980s.
The building there now is called 'Central Plaza One' which is an office block. Central Plaza One is the third tallest skyscraper in Brisbane. The height of the tower is 174m (571ft), it completed construction in 1988.
The NAB's Brisbane Office in on the diagonal corner. It is actually now called '308 Queen Street' .  It is a heritage listed building and was originally the 'old' Queensland National Bank building.

2009 Brisbane Office site, now central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street.  Photo sourced by John Beer.

2011 November GoogleMaps image of the site sourced by John Beer.
85 Elizabeth Street 1973 branch opened.
1975 Listed in Annual Report
353-355 George Street, Brisbane 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
131 Leichhardt Street 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Fortitude Valley Opened 1887 (78th Report);
1893 January Listed in 89th Report;
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report.
Wintergarden
189 Queen Street, Brisbane
 1976 opened (Current Accounts July 1976)
1977 listed in Annual Report
Story by Howard Grove - Manager:
"This was the site of Brisbane's longest established picture theatre, which was purchased by the Bank It is the Bank's intention to redevelop the site and erect the new capital city office on the site It can therefore be said that the Branch in its present form is only temporary, and at some time in the future it will be demolished. The business of the Branch will then be absorbed into the main complex"
Brisbane temporary representation
1972

1976
1972 March Brisbane Telegraph Home Exhibition as seen in Current Accounts July 1972.
 

1976 This photo is reproduced from Current Accounts, July, 1976.  It depicts our representation at The Brisbane Telegraph Homes Show.  Left to right are: John Gagen, Manager Stafford and Roger Mills, Relieving Staff. 

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