ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Nostalgia - old photos from ROC Members

A number of old photos and articles related to their time at ANZ have been received from ANZROC Members which may be of interest to many.

Frank O'Brien sent some great footy pictures (undated) which include Barry Squires, Rod Halcombe, Jack Pitts,  Geoff Ridgeway, Roy Peake and John Parkes and the famous five !!!

Mavis Ryan provided 3 photos which were taken at an ANZ 394 Collin Street send off for Mr Thomas (in the days when senior executive did not have Christian names). The function was held on the first floor of the magnificent ES&A Gothic Branch building (cnr Queen and Collins Sts)

pictured are :

Mavis Bennett, Muriel Drummond, Alison Orde, Mr Thomas, Mavis Ryan and Tess Roberts

Mavis Ryan, Tess Roberts, ?, Shirley Manly, Eileen Perham, Joy Bell

Eileen Perham, Joy Bell

Rod Smith Also provided two interesting articles about the 'Bank's Rowing Club' Interbanks November 1969 regatta on the Yarra river and the 99th Inter-Bank Regatta held on Oct 8 1966 published in the ES&A 'Scottie' staff magazine

The Banks rowing club is one of Melbourne's oldest rowing clubs and has large club rooms on the Yarra near the Swanston Street Bridge and for memory there was a rowing eight named after Charles Rennie at the club.

old sporting achievements

Thanks to Ern Walton for enclosing the premiership flag from the Bank of Adelaide Victorian Table Tennis Association flag 1963.

Ern has had it in his possession since B of A closed it's doors in 1980 and was always proud to think he was one of the happy players of the winning team.

Other members were D Tonkin, M Bradshaw, r Griffiths, M Harris

We will offer the flag to the ANZ Museum on Ern's behalf

Traralgon golf day November 17 2011

TRARALGON GOLF DAY(For Members of ANZ Retired Officer’s Club and their partners)

Traralgon Golf Club – Thursday 17 November 2011

Catering for all levels of golfing accomplishment, there are events for both ladies and men.

The person (male or female) recording the most Stableford points for the day will win the President’s Trophy.

If you don’t have a registered or social club handicap we will allocate one for you on the day.


Event - Men’s and Ladies Stableford Comp. with Mens & Ladies Nearest the Pin on all Par 3 holes

Green Fees/Trophies - $20.00 per person


Entries close - Monday 7 November 2011.


Hit –off time - Shotgun start 12.45 pm (Check in with David Woods by no later than 12.30 pm)


A light lunch will be available at the Golf Club from 11.45 am – Cost $8.25 per person


Social gathering and trophy presentation – 5.00 pm approx. in the Golf Club lounge


A three course dinner and social evening will be held at the Golf Club – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

Cost $22.00 per person. Smart casual dress - drinks at bar prices

Accommodation If you wish to secure accommodation at the Traralgon Motel (on the Traralgon  side of the course), please get your entry in as early as possible (preferably by end October), as it usually fills up quickly.

Should demand for accommodation at the Motel Traralgon  exceed supply, it will be necessary for participants to arrange their own overnight accommodation.

Alternative accommodation at the Quality Inn (Latrobe Convention Centre) which borders the Melbourne side of the course at 5601 Princes Highway Traralgon – Telephone 5173 7500 has been popular in the past.


All enquiries to David Woods (03)9762 1783 or John Brown (03)9802 1810 (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Your Contact details Name ………………………Phone………………Entries close Monday 7 Nov 2011

e-mail address………………………………………………………………………

Entries Name…………………     Name…………………


Handicap……                  Handicap……                     Green Fees……@  $20.00 each  $………


Meals Lunch       Yes / No           Lunch     Yes / No                        Lunches     ……@ $ 8.25 each   $………


Dinner               Yes / No           Dinner     Yes / No                        Dinners     ……@ $22.00 each  $……….


Motel Traralgon (Accommodation only) All rooms $85 per double/twin  $……….

(BYO breakfast or normal motel style breakfast can be ordered and paid for when you leave).


Please forward entry form and cheque(s) or direct credit payable to ANZROC for the total cost                                                                                                                                                                    $__________

(Internet banking deposit can be made to ANZROC account - BSB 013350 Acc. No. 306451947,  but we still need entry form to the email address in confirmation-(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


To:-      John Brown Important

P.O. Box 4056 Please lodge entries as early as possible so that we can confirm

BURWOOD EAST 3151 Accom., meals, etc. Cheques will not be banked until November.

Commonwealth respite and carelink centres

Joan Nathan in her capacity of Welfare Officer has assisted one of our members in putting them in touch with  the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre detailed below. This may be of interest to some of our members.


Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. Centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.

You can contact your nearest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre by phoning a national telephone number Freecall™ 1800 052 222*. Anyone can contact a Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre and to date Centres have assisted over 500,000 people.

When you contact a Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre the staff at the Centre will discuss your situation with you, and give you information about the local services available or those you may benefit from.

An example of the help they give under the umbrella of the Commonwealth Government would be  volunteers writing a letter or reading to someone who requires some help to resolve some complex issues.

Please check out the link below which provides detailed information of the services on offer.

Old ANZ Photos

Thanks to Ray Galliott a few old photos of ANZ buildings have been added to the photo gallery, any other contributions will be welcomed.

Colin Walton has  attached a copy of a photo of the 1969 E,S & A  managers course held at Kirribilli House in Sydney.This was one of a number of courses held for budding managers and conducted over a four week period of fairly intense work. Note the presence there of future MD Will Bailey.