ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Queen Street Lunch Aug 2018 photos

We had a good turnout of 62 at 100 Queen Street to hear our Guest Speaker Antony Wilson give an informative presentation of his time in the RAN in the late 1960's. Antony joined the Navy as an engineering officer in 1969 and was posted to the ill fated aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne which had been built in 1943 as HMS Majestic and sold to the Australian Navy in 1955. Full details of the ship can be accessed via this link
Antony mentioned that the ship had been designed and built  for Northern Hemisphere Arctic Convoys not the Tropics so was equipped with plenty of steam heating but no aircon making for somewhat uncomfortable living conditions. Antony was on board when the disastrous incident resulting in the sinking of the USS Frank E Evans occurred in 1969 and gave us a first hand account.
The ship was eventually decommissioned in 1982 and sold for scrap to the Chinese.
HMAS Melbourne was originally one of six Majestic Class light fleet aircraft carriers ordered for the Royal Navy (RN) during World War II.. Laid down for the RN as HMS Majestic on 15 April 1943 and launched in 1945, the ship was nearing completion when construction was virtually brought to a halt with the cessation of wartime hostilities.
Our brochure produced by John Brown detailing the history of ANZROC Victoria was sent to Members who have email addresses last month. 
We will send a hard copy to those members without email over the next few weeks.
Details of our forthcoming events including lunch in Geelong on Sept 13 and golf at Cheltenham on Sept 21 are contained in the newsletter so hope to see many of you there.


ANZROC Golf Day Cheltenham September 21st



Following on from our earlier enjoyable visits to Cheltenham, the next ANZROC Golf Day is to be held at Cheltenham Golf Club, Victor Avenue, Cheltenham on Friday, 21st September 2018, teeing off at 8.30am.

This is a Men’s & Ladies Stableford Competition for ANZROC members and their partners.

Cheltenham Golf Club is just 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, on the sand belt region, with delightful fairways and challenging greens. It’s a 9-hole course with 16 different tees. Visit for details on course layout, dress regulations, directions etc.
A delicious lunch is included and will typically be a choice of Beer Battered Flathead Fillets, Beef and Burgundy Pie, Chicken Parma, Rump Steak, Baked Seafood Crepe or Whole Flounder.

Players without a current Golf Australia handicap are most welcome and will be given a handicap for the day. 

Bookings are now open. Get your entries in early to avoid missing out! Ex-ANZers who aren’t (yet) members of ANZROC are also welcome.

ENTRY FEE - $55 per person for 18 holes (members of Cheltenham Golf Club $25) or $40 for 9 holes. This covers Green Fees, prizes and lunch. Drinks will be available at normal Club bar prices.
Lunch Only - $20 per person. 

Electric Golf Cart - $35 for 18 holes, $25 for 9 holes, payable at the Pro Shop on the day.
Bookings via Ken Pattison would be an advantage, so carts can be prepared.

HIT-OFF will be from 8.30am on a number of tees close to the car park and Clubhouse. Those playing 18 holes should arrive no later than 8am to get their card and draw. Those playing 9 holes should arrive no later than 10am.

ENTRIES CLOSE on Thursday 13th September (unless places are filled earlier) so that numbers can be finalised with the Club. 

EMAIL the ENTRY DETAILS (below) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ken Pattison, PO Box 2910, CHELTENHAM, 3192

Make electronic payment direct to: to ANZROC, BSB 013-350,  Account No 3064 51947 – ensuring

your name is included in the payment information – 
Mail a cheque payable to ANZROC with your ENTRY DETAILS

ENQUIRIES to Ken Pattison on 0414 679 627. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




ENTRY DETAILS (by email or mail with direct credit or cheque)

Your Contact details: 


Players -

Name…………………………………9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….                      $........... 

Name…………………………………9 or 18 holes……………Hcp……….                      $………..

Meal only (non-playing partners)                            ............         @ $20          $……….

                                                                                                                                Total $__________               

Paid by,      Cheque           or Direct Credit 


Zelda Martin R.I.P.

From Ron Adams


I noticed in the Age this morning the advice of the passing of our Honorary Member Zelda Jean Martin 85 years in July 2018 (no date listed)…..

The Thanksgiving Service for the life of the late Miss Zelda Jean Martin will be on Tuesday  7thAugust at 10.30am  at Ballarat Central Uniting Church Cnr Lydiard and Dan Streets Ballarat.


Zelda was a regular correspondent to our ANZROC newsletter and her letters were always interesting . She had been resident in a Creswick Nursing Home  for the last few years .


Our condolences are extended to Zelda's family

ANZROC (Vic) 65th anniversary brochure

John Brown our Membership Officer has put together a brochure celebrating the 65th anniversary of ANZROC (Vic). This describes the creation of the Club through all the mergers and acquisitions which have led to the ANZ Bank today. Bank of Australasia 1835-1951, Union Bank of Australia 1837-1951, English Scottish and Australian bank 1852-1970, Bank of Adelaide 1865-1980, National Mutual Royal Bank 1986-1990.

The brochure was launched at our lunch at Mulgrave Country Club today.

Thanks to Peter Marinick at the ANZ Archive for his assistance in sourcing material for this document.



Please click to see the 65th anniversary brochure of ANZROC (Vic) - 1953-2018