representing Officers and families of

The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited

and its subsidiaries & affiliates.

Home Up Ops Centre Safe Custody


Head Office


Banking Chamber from rear
Banking Chamber from front
(1927 originals)

General Manager's Office

HO Board Room

Banking Chamber towards Barrack Street

Barrack St doors

Extensive use was made of marble, the different types being:

Caleula from 25km north of Orange for the columns and counters;

Golden Cudgegong from near Mudgee for the writing desks, border trims and the grand staircase;

Yass Black for the skirtings;

Carrera White from Italy for the public areas floor paving.

Caleula (creamy yellow) and Cudgegong (similar but more heavily figured with browns and red) were combined in the dado panelling around the walls.


See Current Accounts July 1954 for photo & para re 343 Geo St new lighting






1939 photo of Barrack Street side door from the Hood Collection in State Library of NSW

Banking Chamber



Reg Trennery orchid display from Current Accounts 1970


This illustration was drawn especially for the Bank's Christmas cards by noted Australian artist, Cedric Emanual c1978.



Banking Chamber as NAB



Balcony to 1st floor above Safe Custody




Tellers' area as NAB



NAB banking chamber for lease.




Board Room

Professional photo of the Board Room on 5th floor from Helen Cadzow, NAB Archives via Ian Holston

Internal as a
Virgin Megastore


2010 March photos submitted by Kevin Greenaway, who describes them as interior shots of the "convent" in George Street.

7th Floor

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Frank Piccoli sent in this photo of the Head Office Switchboard in 1982.  The staff controlled all calls to 20 260.

Safe Custody 

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