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

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Abbotsford 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Altona NorthReceiving Office since 1962
Branch opened 1972,
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Armadale
Kooyong Road

c1950


2012
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report

2012 November Geoff Chapman advised: Attached is a Google Earth image of ex Armidale branch on Kooyong Road
identified from an image by C. Caldwell c1950 on Trove (Previously Picture Australia) of an image held by State Library of Victoria, of which I am a member.
That image is of the upper level only, but shows the windows and the fancy piece of stonework high in the centre directly above the front door.
The image is tagged as Commercial Bank of Sydney Armadale and dated 1950, but the architecture strongly suggests that is was originally a Bank of Victoria branch.

 
Ashburton 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Balaclava 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Balmoral Park, Frankston 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Balwyn 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Balwyn North 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Bankcard Centre 1975 mentioned in Current Accounts January edition Pg 26. Centre Manager Winston J McLeod
Bentleigh 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Bentleigh East 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Blackburn
 

(receiving office of Box Hill)

 1975 Listed in Annual Report


1934 Listed in Century of Banking
Boronia 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Box Hill 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Brighton 1975 Listed in Annual Report;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Brunswick
275 Brunswick Street
1975 Listed in Annual Report
2010 July John Beer notes: 275 Brunswick St Fitzroy CBC became NAB now replaced with FlexiTeller as shown on Google photo.
Burwood 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Camberwell 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Carlton1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

1963 July issue of Current Accounts depicts the Bank's exhibit at the second Melbourne International Trade Fair in the Melbourne Exhibition Building at Carlton. 

1975 Listed in Annual Report
Carnegie 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Carrum
(receiving office of Chelsea)
 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Chelsea 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Cheltenham 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Clayton 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Coburg 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Collingwood 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Croydon 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Dandenong 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Doncaster 1975 Listed in Annual Report
East Kew
(receiving office of Kew)
 1977 listed in Annual Report
Edithvale
(receiving office of Chelsea)
 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Elsternwick 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Fern Tree Gully (receiving office of Oakleigh) 1934 Listed in Century of Banking
Fitzroy
1949

1969
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

1949 photo of Brunswick Street premises, sourced by Geoff Chapman.

1969 photo by L. Fowler from State Library of Victoria, sourced by Geoff Chapman.

1975 Listed in Annual Report
Footscray 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Forest Hill 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Frankston

See also Balmoral Park, Frankston

1975 Listed in Annual Report.

Photo by Kevin Greenaway temporary premises 1958/59.

Glenroy
Pascoe Vale Road

1948 First bank building Pascoe Vale Road from State Library of Vic (c) Broadmeadows Historical Society.

 

1975 Listed in Annual Report

Glen Waverley 1975 Listed in Annual Report
  1924 a CBC employee named William Almeida who was shot by bank robbers in the Hampton, Victoria, Branch on 28th Nov 1924.  Although mortally wounded he managed, with the help of bystanders, to detain one of the men until the police arrived. He died the next day.
Newspaper reports conflict, but generally agree that it was in Hampton Street, less than 50m from Hampton Station, although one report says it was in nearby Orlando Street.  None of them mention exact addresses.  Submitted by Geoff Jamieson.

1975 Listed in Annual Report

2012 February I'm interested in the story of a CBC employee named William Almeida who was shot by bank robbers in the Hampton, Victoria, Branch on 28th Nov 1924.What I'm interested in knowing is, would it be possible to obtain the address of that branch, so I can determine exactly where this all took place.
I'm hoping that someone in your organisation might have a historical list of all the branches and thus might be able to tell me this detail. 
I think it would have closed soon after this event, as it was a one man branch, and after the trial of the felons, there was a lot of pressure on the banks to cease this arrangement.
Many of these tiny branches would have closed or moved into larger premises soon afterwards.
Geoff Jamieson.

Hawthorn 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Hughesdale 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Huntingdale 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Ivanhoe 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Kew 1962 Branch opened (Current Accounts July 1970)
1975 Listed in Annual Report
East Kew
(Receiving Office of Kew)
 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Kingsville 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Malvern 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Mentone 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Mitcham 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Moonee Ponds 1930-06-30 CBCofS Report  states "Branch opened Mooney Ponds".  Advised by John Beer.
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Moorabbin
(receiving office of Cheltenham)
 1934 Listed in Century of Banking.

1975 Listed in Annual Report.
Mount Waverley 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Niddrie 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Noble Park 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Northcote 1975 Listed in Annual Report
North Melbourne 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Oakleigh 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Prahran
268 Chapel Street

1949









2009 268 Chapel

2009 285 Chapel
1934 Listed in Century of Banking;

1949 photo from Picture Australia.
1963 there is also a photo on Picture Australia.


1975 Listed in Annual Report

1978 May Australian Heritage database extract:
Statement of Significance:
The Commercial Bank of Sydney (CBC), Prahran is eclipsed by numerous other banks in the same typology and any architectural importance inherent in the original design has been totally negated by the relatively recent, indifferent, and totally inappropriate alterations to the ground floor facade and banking chamber. Consequently, the building has been removed from the Register of the National Trust in Victoria. The surviving corner building is of minor local interest as a contributor to the vital Chapel Street streetscape.
Description:
The CBC bank at 268 Chapel Street Prahran, formerly the Bank of Victoria, was erected in 1876 to the design of architects Smith and Johnson. The two storey stucco rendered brick structure comprising ground floor banking chamber and first floor residence was, until substantial alterations were effected in 1961, a noteworthy example of the widely adopted Conservative Classic style of bank architecture.
Condition and Integrity:
The CBC bank, Prahran, once a finely detailed and crafted structure in the conservative tradition, has been totally emasculated and is ineligible for inclusion on the Register of the National Estate.
Location: 268 Chapel Street, corner Princes Close, Prahran.
Bibliography:
REMOVED FROM REGISTER OF NATIONAL ESTATE 18 MAY 1978 PRINCIPAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION COMMERCIAL BANKING COMPANY OF SYDNEY PTY LTD ARCHIVES SYDNEY. NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA (VICTORIA) FILE NO 557 REMOVED FROM REGISTER OF NATIONAL TRUST. TRETHOWAN BRUCE 'A STUDY OF BANKS IN VICTORIA 1851-1939' 'REPORTS TO THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS PRESERVATION COUNCIL MELBOURNE 1976

1983 January List of Senior Staff lists CBC Manager & Accountant, whereas NBA 254 Chapel St had an  Assistant Manager listed so obviously larger branch.
268 Chapel St CBC unified with NBA 254 Chapel St at NAB 285 Chapel St

2009 June Googlemaps photos of CBC at 268 Chapel Street and unified NAB at 285 Chapel Street sourced by John Beer.
Preston 1977 listed in Annual Report
Reservoir 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Richmond 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Ringwood 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
Rosebud 1975 opened January (from Current Accounts July 1976)
407 St. Kilda Road 1975 Listed in Annual Report
St. Kilda South,
80 Acland Street
 1975 Listed in Annual Report
South Melbourne 1934 Listed in Century of Banking;
1975 Listed in Annual Report
South Yarra 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Springvale
 

Receiving office of Oakleigh

 1975 Listed in Annual Report.
 

1934 Listed in Century of Banking

Sunshine 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Thomastown 1975 Listed in Annual Report
Toorak 1975 Listed in Annual Report
1975  Manager BL Miller
(from Current Accounts January Pg 46)
Williamstown 1975 Listed in Annual Report
 

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