ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


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

Alistair Abernethy R.I.P.

We are Sorry to  advise that our Honorary Member Alistair Abernethy  aged 84 years passed away on 4/7/2018 after a short illness. Our Condolences are extended to Alistair's family.

The funeral service will be held at White Lady Funeral Centre, 953 Nepean Highway, Mornington on Tuesday 10th July at 2.30pm

Caulfield Lunch June 2018 Photos

We had a very successful lunch in a Private room at The Caulfield Glasshouse overlooking the racecourse. Over 70 Members and Partners attended including Ern Walton at his first meeting for 10 years. Members not seen for a while included Harry Carrodus, Fran Corallo for her first meeting, Wolf Damschitz, Linda Davidson, Tina Falla , Ray Gill, Sandra Joseph, Graeme King back from overseas , Jacqui Luckman, Max Pleydell, Bill Robinson back from overseas, Mark Stankovich, Bill Stevens and Syd Swaby.

Thanks again to Noel Beanland, David Knuckey and Joan Nathan for their organisation and planning.


Tribute to the late Derek Gall from Colleague Patrick Mulholland

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Sent: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 2:06 PM
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Hi. I stumbled across your site when I was searching for a friend of mine who worked with me at ANZ. The references in your site to Derek Gall (who passed away recently) caught my eye.

My name is Patrick Mulholland. I joined ANZ in 1980 and worked in the Toowoomba Area branch as an Advances Officer until early 1982. At that time, I moved to Melbourne where I met Derek Gall. These are a few notes about Derek’s life after ANZ if anyone is interested.

I worked with Derek Gall at ANZ for 11 years. I first met Derek when I was coding transactions in the Fortronic F65 Branch terminals as part of the “IMPACT 80s” project. Derek and I locked horns many times at ANZ in the following years, however we became very good friends, working across Asia together on a number of assignments for the subsequent 26 years. I am now attempting an early retirement in Hervey Bay (“early onset Parkinsons Disease” slowed me down).

I have great memories of times shared with Derek (especially in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia).

We both decided on basing in Thailand in 1995 shortly after a mutual mate (Alec Barnett), who was also ex-ANZ, died on his way to work in Jakarta in January of that year. Derek initially settled on the island of Phuket (and later in a quiet village named “Phrao” north of Chaing Mai), while I chose to live aboard my old boat in Phuket as my base.

We shared an interest in sailing. Derek often came out for extended trips with us (lasting a few weeks each). We sailed many hundreds of miles together to the Andamans, the Surins, the Similans, numerous islands around Langkawi and many others. He gave me a new nickname “Capt Pat” (which stuck like glue) while for a bit of fun, he became known everywhere on Phuket as interchangeably as either “Deck Hand Derek” or to his close friends as the “Old Bastard”.

He was a true Scott. His handshake was worth more than any contract. He played hard. He looked after his mates. I highly valued his bravery, integrity, sense of humour, general attitude to life and unfailing generosity. He proved to be a highly trustworthy friend on many occasions. I will miss our endless friendly debates over G&Ts sailing wherever we were heading at the time …… Many treasured memories! It was always far more pleasant when on the same debating team however. He did not take prisoners. He fought a tough battle with bone cancer towards the end.   Farewell Derek!!

Patrick Mulholland

David Penhall R.I.P. funeral details

Our Treasurer Glyn Parry Jones has just advised us that his good friend and our ANZROC member  David Penhall aged 68 years passed away on 21st May 2018.

David and Jill were holidaying in Tasmania three weeks ago when David had a heart attack. David had a stent inserted in Launceston and was fit enough to fly back to Melbourne about 10 days ago. The decision was taken to insert a defibrillator/pacemaker last Tuesday, but sadly the operation did not go as had been envisaged. 

Our condolences are extended to David's family.

The Funeral will be as below

Wednesday 30 May at 10am at W D Rose Funerals, 139 Marriage Road, Brighton East.