ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Mansfield trip report Feb 2012

MANSFIELD RETIRED OFFICERS ADVENTURE Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd February

Twenty two retired officers/partners descended on the Mansfield Alzburg
Resort for three days of merriment and thrill seeking. The resort has
undergone a substantial facelift since the ANZ "Mansfield Madness" days and
is now a "four star" facility with terrific spa/pool and tennis court

Ten participants played 18 holes of golf on the Wednesday in glorious
weather on the Mansfield Golf Course which must be one of the most improved
golf courses in Victoria. Lush fairways and greens due to ample recycled
water facilities added to the enjoyment of the game. Dal Crocker won the
men's event with Neville Pearson and John Inglis tying for second. 
Pam Hocking won the ladies event with Irene Bettonvil second and Cheryl
Pearson and Lesley Cook a close third and fourth respectively.

After a scrumptious dinner in the resort restaurant followed by a hotly
contested trivia competition an evening of great fun was had by all

Several of the participants returned to Melbourne via Marysville and had
lunch at the Marysville bakery followed by an hour's stroll through "Bruno's
Sculpture Garden" which is a must see for anyone contemplating a trip to
Marysville. Great value at $5 entry. 
The transformation of the town since our trip last year has been truly

Visit the "ANZROC" Website for a small selection of photos of the
substantial Gardens and the Mansfield experience

This adventure offers so much for anyone contemplating going next year,
whether you are a golfer or just wanting to enjoy a few days relaxing
poolside, or sightseeing around the district snow resorts etc. The weather
at this time of the year is very consistent with cold and rain a rarity on
our trips to date and many of us took advantage with swims in the resort

Thanks to Kevin Mitchell and John Brown for all your time and effort in
organising the trip that went like clockwork. Hope to see some newcomers
next year and I am sure you will not be disappointed

Old photos

Thanks to Bob Flinn ,Frank O'Brien and President Neville we have a few new photos added to our collection.


Frank's photo shows a young group of guys in the 50's including Brian Christiensen smoking a cigar !!. Can anyone name the 'unknown female in the picture?'


Bob has provided the following info :

1955 ANZ football team

351 Collins St staff on last day of operation

Banking chamber at 394 Collins St prior to Olympics 1956 taken from mezzanine floor

Article from chequerboard inc names of 1957 football team


Just added from Noel Beanland 3 photos of 1964/65 tennis teams

Mixed premiers mixed section 6 - Jack Hodges(Pres),Margaret Perry,Peter Bungey,Elaine Howe,Ian Hancorn,Jan Lyons,Neil Warne(Capt)

Premiers Mens Section 1 - Back John Henderson,Peter Harvey,Graham Bancroft,Derek Bartlett (Capt) Front Arnold Masters, Dick Sanders

if anyone has anything to add please let me know and I will publish

Profile of Mass Rahim

Mass Rahim is the chief steward at ANZ and will be known to many of our members who have attended anzroc lunches or dinners at ANZ. An article was recently published by ANZ about Mass and his approach to customer service which you may find of interest.

click to see Mass Rahim profile

anzroc old team photos


A copy of the ANZ Football Club 1969 Reserves Premiership Team has been unearthed, thanks to Bill Stevens, who fortunately had a copy and kindly forwarded it to the Prez for inclusion on the ANZROC Website. This photo is of particular significance as it was the first premiership won by The ANZ Football Club. The match was played against our arch rivals Brunswick. Final scores were ANZ 10 goals 6 behinds, to Brunswick 6 Goals 12 behinds. ANZ best players on the day were Dave King, Bill Stevens and Alan Lawrence

This was the most successful year for the club with the Seniors finishing second in the competition. Peter O’Sullivan was second best and fairest in the competition and also second in the competition goal kicking with 79 goals. A more detailed report on the match is included in the ANZFC History which is on our ANZROC Website. The following year the ANZ Football Club and ES&A Football Club merged



It would be greatly appreciated if any members are able to put names to the ANZ staff in the photo’s and forward the information to either Neville Pearson, Ron Adams or Eamon Veaney