|Winton is on the Matilda Highway in Central West Queensland, 177Km northwest of Longreach.|
1880 Cobb and Co services begin, 1880 Police station established. Cobb and Co's stagecoaches were serving Winton by 1880 after having bought up a number of mail routes in Queensland. Mr. Robert Johnstone also arrived in Winton in 1880 to become the town's first police magistrate. He had been in the Australian native police and had been an associate of George Elphinstone Dalrymple in the latter's exploratory work. That same year, Mr. Johnstone also conducted the first sale of government land, one result of which was the acquisition of Thomas Lynett's property by the Queensland National Bank, thus giving Winton its first bank. The bank began business right away in Lynett's old coffee room, and pulled down his building to make way for something that would be more suitable for a bank.
1881 must have been when Queensland National Bank opened (NBA Group News # 88 100-years centenary of branch at Winton in 1881) 1881-1981 Centenary celebrated by NBA Winton
1920s In resume of of E V Watts on his retirement, it mentioned that he was Manager of Winton Branch in 1920's. (from Current Accounts January 1958).
This is a new one. Who would have thought we had a Branch there. Some of those that have been discovered make Pilliga look not 1/2 bad.
1931 Thursday Central Q Herald Rockhampton pg 42 of 64:-
Mr. C. I. Scully, manager of the local branch of the Commercial Banking- Company of Sydney, has been transferred to Wowan.
This is substantial promotion for Mr. Scully, who is a young man, and his friends are pleased that his ability has been recognised.
At the same time his departure will be felt, as he has taken a prominent part in the public life of the town and its social activities holding the position of conductor 'of the Winton Choral Society, which is just: ' getting nicely under way.
1925 November CBCofS opened their Winton branch in November 1925.
- In the early days of the town, the Bank of Australasia opened a branch here, and after 'struggling on for a few years, decided to cease operating owing to a drought and other adrey f '?''??Winton. July 12. 1931.
19310716 Thursday Central Qld Herald p 40 of 58:- The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney will cease business in Winton as from Monday, August 10th 1931.
19310717 Fri Longreach Leader p 11 of 24:- Mr. Jas Love of the" Commercial Banking Co., left on Thursday on transfer to Maryborough.
During his sojourn in Winton Mr. Love has been of great assistance to cricket and his place in this sport will be hard to fill. The weather during the past few days has -been exceptionally 'cold' with the thermometer down close to freezing point."
1981 NBA Winton was 1 of 2 Qld NBA branches yet to be converted to computer operations
2015 July NAB locations search by John Beer revealed NAB Winton branch at 61 Elderslie St Winton 4735 in a brick building on a corner at one end of main street CBD