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L.A. CAMERON1927 Inspector's Report:  Ariah Park Manager. Keen and capable. Good quiet manner.
Knows his district,      Good stamp.
George CARMENFeb 2006   As I am unable to regularly attend meetings, and do justice to the office of Archivist, I will be pleased if someone else could be appointed to the position this year. I have done nothing of any significance in this direction for at least eighteen months.
Hope you have a very successful meeting and good fellowship. All being well will be with you later in the year. Kindest regards.

July 2005
Alan Pitt rang George the other day re his health and he did say that he went into hospital for a hip replacement and ended up having a by-pass!! He is in good spirits and says he will have to go into hospital again to have that hip replaced!
Albert CARPENTERFeb 2006  Regret unable to attend – wife in hospital with broken arm
Nov 2005 
Regret unable to attend due to work commitments – am phasing myself down to working 3 days a week so should be able to attend most meetings after this one. Regards
June 2005
Regret unable to attend due to work commitments.
R.H.S. CAVAN1927 Inspector's Report: Barellan - Ledger Keeper, Good penman and ledger keeper. Willing and obliging. Tall and of good physique.
Donald Roy CHANCELLORFeb 2006  Regards to all. Unfortunately will be busy at work. Hopefully will try to get to a meeting later in the year. 
May 2005
from Runcorn, QLD started at Mackay in 1966. He then moved to Mt. Larcom, Armidale NSW, went on Relief Staff then Planning & Development before going back to Sandgate, Upper Mt. Gravatt, Personnel, Alderley  resigned from NB Reserve Staff Qld in 1986 and is now self employed.


Feb 2006  Many thanks for the invitation and all the news, however I have been having more blackouts and going more often to G. P’s and Specialists.  With regard to the two old photos, that on the left is the same as that at Morpeth but not sure if it is the one at Morpeth. The ones at Uralla are OK but one shown on left is the back portion of the building. Kind regards to all.  
May 2005
Frank finds it most annoying that he can no longer get to our meetings and appreciates the quarterly newsletters.             Ed.  Frank has just turned 95 and still going strong, as demonstrated in our Tsunami article.
Frank has sent an album of photos of every branch he worked at and these will find their way into the CBC website.


Feb 2006  Preparing for annual trip to Perth to see grandchildren. Will catch up with the Deacons while there.
June 2005
Wife’s recovery from surgery precludes travel

Ian CHAPMANFeb 2006  Best wishes to all. I have had a similar experience to John Roberts. I guess there are many!
Colin CLARKNov 2005  Unfortunately unable to attend due to work commitments.
Ken CLARKDec 2020  I have been looking at the website and appreciate the time and effort various former staff have put into making it extremely interesting. I joined the CBC in 1963 at Warrnambool and had various appointments in branches and subsequently Melbourne Office, before moving to NSW in 1972 for 7 years in O&M, Chatswood and Neutral Bay, followed by move back to Melbourne as Manager O&M Melbourne. I resigned from the bank in 1984.
Attached are some photos of CBC Branches in which I worked. The approximate dates are Warrnambool (1963), Terang (1966), View Street, Bendigo (1967), Hargreaves & Mitchell Sts., Bendigo (1967), Chelsea (1969).
The photo of Hargreaves & Mitchell Sts., Bendigo was taken when it was a full time Receiving Office of View Street branch, just prior to it being converted to branch status.
I still have a number of CBC friends in NSW and Victoria.  Regards  Ken Clark
Harold Edward CLOUGHQueen's Birthday 2016 Honours List

Mr Harold Edward CLOUGH, 11 Carroll Avenue, Cessnock NSW 2325 For service to lawn bowls.
Service includes:
National Bowls Ranking System Administrator, Bowls Australia, since 2014 and National Selector, 2009-2014. Assessor and Judge, National Bowls Hall of Fame, 2AM-2015- Australian Charnpion, 1 981 .
Chair, Selection Panel, Bowls New South Wales, 2006-2009 and State Selector, 2005-2009 and State Representative, 1982-1986 and Assessor and Judge, Hall of Fame, 'for I years' and Membet,'for over 45 years'. Patron, East Cessnock Bowling Club, since 1987 and Vice President, Tor 10 years' and Delegate to Hunter District, 'for 5 years'and Chairman of Selectors, 'for 5 years' and Selector, 'for 10 years'and Member, Foundation Committee, Junior Bowls Academy, since 2013 and Member, since 1977.
Chairman of Selectors, Hunter District Bowls, 'for 3 years'and Selector, 'for 9 years'and Chairman of Selectors, Zane 6, 'fer 2 years' and Represented Zones 2 and 6, 1976-2402 (302 occasions); Patron, since 2011.
Vice President, National Park Bowling Club, Newcastle, 'for 4 years' and Delegate to Newcastle District, 197 5-1976.
Vice President, Singleton Bowling Club,'for 2 years'.
Member, Lions Club of Cessnock lnc, since 1977.
Justice of the Peace, dince 1969.
Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year, Cessnock City Council, 2Q14 and Sports Administrator of the Year, 2010 and Australian Sport Nominee, 'Team of the Year', 1981.
Sam CLOUGHOctober 2005 I was elected in September for twelve months to the Royal NSW Bowling Association State Selection Committee. Our Chairman, Rex Johnston, is also a former CBC man having worked, among others, at Cessnock Branch in the mid-seventies.

Joined the club Feb 2006. Peter joined the Bank in 1968 at Oxford Street (Darlinghurst) branch, thence to Rose Bay, Sydney University, Head Office, Canberra, St. Leonards Computer Centre, Kogarah, Lakemba, Bathurst, Bondi Junction, Manager Double Bay, Bondi, Edgecliff, Bondi Junction BBC. Peter left the Bank in 2003.

Errol COLESFeb 2006  Apologies for not attending the March 06 luncheon. We will be caravanning around Tasmania at this time. Will endeavour to attend June ’06 meeting. Congratulations to all involved in producing such an informative newsletter – also the excellent website.  Regards and good health to all.-
Bob CONLONNov 2005  Unfortunately, I am still working.
Gary COOKENov 2005  Work commitments – “Expensive Wife”
Ian COOKEFeb 2006  I agree with Warren Ebbeck’s comment. If I remember rightly the marriage of the two banks was described, at the time, “as a merger”, and wasn’t the new name announced as the National Commercial something or other?  Rather than marshall 100 Colonel Salfield type shareholders how about you threaten to let John Stewart’s chook’s out. That action gets results up this way. Go you “good thing” Warren.  Maybe the NAB has adopted the old banking maxim, “It doesn’t have to be right it just has to be acceptable”.
In regard to the Email address Ian has indicated “not yet – just got the phone connected.”

Nov 2005
 I will be attending Kevin Nicol’s surprise 70th later this month and expect to be in a fragile state for sometime thereafter. Therefore travel will be out of the question.
Pearl COOKENov 2005  Am in hospital recovering from a knee replacement. Regards to all.
Michael COSTA
Michael Costa, Export Finance Corporation
Michael Costa is a stalwart of Australia's capital markets. During his 37 years in finance (the last 25 in treasury), he has the ridden the ebbs and flows of global capital markets and learnt to embrace change and complexity.
He began his career as a teller for CBC Bank in 1969, before assuming his first role in treasury at the bank in 1975. In 1979 he moved to Trans City Holdings, where as a dealing manager, he played an integral part in the creation of Australia's promissory note market with the A$1.3 billion Australian Wheat Board program.
Costa was a key figure in setting up AMRO and Deutsche Bank's Australian (treasury) operations. At AMRO, he acquired Australia's first non-bank foreign exchange licence and in 1985 became treasurer of Deutsche Bank – the first of the foreign banks to set up operations here. After a two-year stint managing fixed income portfolios for the State Government of Victoria, he returned to head up Deutsche Bank clearing for the Sydney Future Exchange.
In 1993 Costa was appointed head of treasury at Export and Finance Corporation (EFIC). It was then that he acquired an appreciation for global debt capital markets.
"With all of our loans in foreign currencies, it meant full exposure to the international markets as well as Australia," he said.
Costa thrived in a global market context and through the use of complex and callable structured borrowing instruments he lifted the profile of the sleepy government borrowing agency to being it on par with global supranationals.
EFIC is now an established member of the Global Borrowers Forum, an exclusive group of the world's top 16 borrowers which include the World Bank, ABD, KfW and EBRD.
Costa, the money manager, is far from traditional. He was the first government investor to delve into the intricate world of CDOs and structured products.
"I have been around long enough to have seen many cycles. Investing in complex instruments has taught me they behave differently in different parts of the cycle, their value can change suddenly," he said.
John COTTONNov 2005  A grandson has been chosen to participate in the Athletics Carnival at the Olympic Stadium on 05/09/05 so see a need to attend. Regards 
John COULTONFeb 2006  A photo of Rockdale NSW branch – approx 1970 – enclosed.
See under Sydney Suburban branches Ed.

June 2005 Playing my golf.  On 11th May I conducted a Funeral Service at Northmead for the late Heather Kay Mosely whom was the widow of David Mosely – Mgr Yeoval in Late 1957 – 1960. I was the second officer of their small branch during David’s management time. Heather was aged 88. David passed away 30 years ago.  P.S. I did not know until I arrived at the church the connection. 3  sons whom I knew.

Bruce CRANEFeb 2006 Whilst it is too far to attend meetings we enjoy keeping ip to date via the newsletter and website – they are both well presented.
Tom CROFTFeb 2006   Regrets, unable to attend. I hope to be in Norfolk Island early March. Regards to all. P.S. I whole heartedly agree with Warren Ebbeck’s remarks.
John CULFNov 2005  Regards to all.

Harry & Christine DEACON

Feb 2006  Harry is still pretty busy with our Hardware Store and we are awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild in about 8 weeks. Due to distance unable to attend, thanks for the newsletter. Enjoy reading it.
May 2005
Being sandgropers in WA makes distance a problem.
    Ed: Yes, but we still remember your last visit.

June 2006  I appreciate hearing about other members and the things happening in their lives. It is really enjoyable to read the extracts prepared by Noel and I recommend a big "thank you" to him from all of the members for his excellent efforts. 
Ian Cook's comment about 100 Colonel Salfields is a scenario too terrible to contemplate. Many members would not understand the reference but having had a lot of 1st hand experience with the Colonel in my years in Head Office I would not wish 1 of him onto my worst enemy, let alone 100. He was an incorrigible snob and one of the most arrogant, self centred people I ever met in all of my time in the Bank. 
Hopefully I will be able to attend a meeting in the future to catch up with friends I have not seen for a long time.
Ed de RIDDERMay 2008 Hi my name is Ed de Ridder and I was an employee from 27.10.1975 until that merger in 1983.  I resigned from NAB in 1998 and ran my own business for 6 years when that profits started to decline.  I am now employed by Westpac and a different culture nothing like the experience and family atmosphere I enjoyed with the CBC Bank.  I still have a beer with some of the ex CBC staff and talk over the good times.
At least now with the "merger" with St George Bank I will know what it will be like to be at the head.
Any way I looked at your web site and noticed that your photo of the CBC at Lidcombe branch was pretty poor. Please find attached 3 photos of the 1st 3 branches I worked with at the CBC Bank. (Lidcombe, Pitt & Bathurst Sts & Riverstone, Editor)
If you would like to use the photos please feel free to use them.
Regards  Ed de Ridder  you can contact me 0407 668 007
Alan DEVINEAugust 2005  I have decided with regret to resign my membership of the CBC Officers Club. It seems more and more difficult for me to travel to meetings. Please convey my best wishes to all
Joe DugasJoined the club Feb 2006.  Joe joined at Gloucester under Marwood Kingsmill. He provided some comment on his experiences while working at Gloucester (under Marwood), before he was transferred to Sydney – Savings Bank Administration (4 years), Chief accountant’s Dept (4 years) and then Travel Administration. He left the Bank for 12 months to go overseas. Upon his return he saw service at 63 Martin Place, King & Elizabeth Sts, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Kingsford, Randwick, Balgowlah and Dee Why. He finished up in April 2005.
Kevin EKERICKAugust 2005 He is currently with the NSW Rural Assistance Authority, working and living at Orange.  Looks like Woodenbong is another popular place, Ed.
Peter EVERETTMay 2006  Still “fine tuning” following my little heart problem – molehills still tend to grow into mountains but a little slower I think. Will try to make a meeting later this year. Regards.
June 2005
Unfortunately he suffered a heart attach late last year. He is about to go on long leave and is about to depart on an overseas trip to recuperate.
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