representing Officers and families of

The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited

and its subsidiaries & affiliates.

Home Up

Snippets F-G


Stephen FARROWNov 2005  Unable to attend your regular luncheons because of commitments I have a Hire Car Business in Dungog but really enjoy getting the newsletter to read. Keep up the good work. 
Regards to all S Farrow (sparrow)
Ken FOULCHERFeb 2006  Distance precludes. Best wishes to all. Still a great newsletter. Keep up the good work.
August 2005 Regarding Ian Holston’s concerns about the 100 year CBC Centenary plaque missing from our old CBC Branch at Murwillumbah. I was manager at that time and arranged all the celebrations to which the 3 were invited. I agree with his concerns

Nov 2006 Re Opening and closing of branches. In many of the probably country branches there was a bound copy of the CBC Annual report to 1910 (I think). During my relieving days I once went through the book and listed all the opening and closing of branches which were always in the report. In a mad cleanup many years age I threw out the list I had made (together with my collection off rude cartoons and jokes. Have regretted it ever since.

Feb 2006  Attached is my usual inability to attend. Same reasons except that it is too hot to leave home. We have had a very hot summer and my air-conditioning has been going day and night resulting in a huge power bill.
Regarding the fate of the old CBC buildings perhaps the worst is that of Oxford Street, a majestic three storey office and manager’s residence to be of all things a gay nightclub. Perhaps that is why a few months ago the ceiling fell in. Not that I have anything against gays as such but I thought this use was a bit undignified.
Regarding the NABs reluctance to acknowledge 1834 as a starting date for the bank apart from wanting to bury all reference to the CBC but also a result of Victoria’s (Melbourne in particular) inferiority complex. This has been evident to me since first encountering the mexicans during my army days in 1943. I quite agree with the comments of various members.  Best wishes to all.

Nov 2005
  I have just been looking at the Club’s Web Page and must say I am most impressed. Although knowing nothing about creating web pages except that I find some of them very difficult to navigate I do know that it is a quite involved process and can only admire the excellent way it is set out.  You may remember some time ago I sent some photos of branches that I had worked in in my early years in the Bank and while I was on the relieving staff in the early 1950’s. You may be able to locate them and add some to the web page. Incidentally, the photo on the page was of the old Berrigan Branch. The CBC built a new 2 story building in the main street which was said to be on an old creek bed and cracked very badly almost from new. Incidentally I relieved two managers there in the early 1960’s. Last time I passed through Berrigan, about 4 years ago, the Nab had apparently moved out of that building but I was not able to find it. The original building was at onstage the RSL Club and probably is still in a better state than the new one. 
As previously advised minor health problem make leaving home for any length of time difficult and now with old age rapidly catching up with me I will not be attending any meetings. I intend remaining a member and appreciate the quarterly news bulletin. Best wishes to you and all members,  Yours sincerely  (signed)  Bill Frost

John GALLFeb 2006 I am retiring again, on 28 Feb (for the second time), as Managing Director of Franklin Templeton Investments Ltd. in Australia and will be getting away to the Gold Coast for a few weeks to break up the daily work routine. Hope to get to the June Meeting. Apologies.
Keith GATES2005 On a private tour of Vietnam
Frank GERKEAugust 2005 Holidaying in the Northern Territory.


Feb 2006  I think the “eyes” have it – a long standing appointment with my ‘Ophthalmic Surgeon” precludes my attendance on Monday 6.3.06. Kind regards to all.
August 2005
  Doug's wife passed away.
Ed:   I joined the bank at Yagoona under Doug and the only other staff at the branch were Diane Irvine and Peter Shea.  I even learned to make morning tea, but unfortunately they had to drink it!

C.A. GRACIE1927 Inspector's Report: Ariah Park - Accountant and Teller. Well mannered and capable.
John GRANSDENFeb 2006  On the other side of the “sandstone curtain”
Warren GRAYAugust 2005 Can’t seem to get to meetings but enjoy the newsletter
Bill GREENFeb 2006  I would appreciate a call from any far South Coast CBC types who would consider a pre-Christmas function at Bateman’s Bay. The ACT have done their bit. Thanks. (Bill’s telephone No. is 02 4471 3622- Ed.)
Gerald Eric GREENMay 2005  of Tuncurry joined at Gloucester in 1965 and worked at Wingham, Walcha, Blayney, Berrigan, NSW Relief Staff, Fremantle WA, Casino and resigned from Maitland in 1988.
Kevin GREENAWAYNov 2005  joined Sale, Victoria and, from, there saw service at Balmoral, Donald, Underbool, Melbourne Office (Relief), Kiewa, Footscray, Head Office (Relief), Melbourne Office (Relief), Box Hill, Armadale, North Melbourne, Fitzroy, Carlton (Manager 1971), then Long Service Leave, Melbourne Office (Relief) and Ivanhoe. Resigned (?) from Ivanhoe26/1l/1976 (was born 03/05/1938 so you can check it resigned or retired!).  Added comment by Kevin - In total six and a half years on relieving staff.  In total 79 different branches in Vic. and NSW"
Leo GREGSONFeb 2006  Thank you for the comprehensive Newsletter. I apologise re imminent meeting. Distance from Sydney and some mobility problems. 
John GYNTHERJune 2005 On a trip to Central Australia
I- Z

Click "up" at left margin

Last modified: 09/01/2021 13:10

Up Snippets C-E Snippets F-G Snippets - H Snippets I-O Snippets P - R Snippets S - Z