ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


1960 picture of ANZ staff at 351 Collins Street

Thanks to John Brown a photo of ANZ Staff at 351 Collins Street in 1960 has been added to the Gallery



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John Duggan's 105th birthday

John Duggan 's 105th Birthday

Our ANZROC member Dick Sanders and his wife Joan visited Jack (as we know him) today – 17th March – Jack’s 105th birthday is actually 18th Sunday.

Although in a wheel chair Jack appeared remarkably well, built like a piece of barbed wire as he has always been.

Dick and Joan took him a bottle and a card and had a good chat over about half and hour.  Jack said he joined the Bank in 1924,  at his first branch at Corner of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets.

He clearly recalled the day their good customer Frank Beaurepaire called all excited to announce he had been selected for the Olympic Games.

Jack was thrilled to bits with  their visit and said someone had called the day before but later when asked who he thought nobody had come.

For 105 Jack was brilliant and recalled some tales of when a young person living at Tarnagulla, west of Bendigo.

Dick and Joan left saying they would see him next year, to which he laughed.

Well done Jack

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Maroondah lunch photos


70 ANZROC Members and partners attended a most enjoyable St Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Maroondah Club on 15 March. This is the third year we have held the event and members and partners relished the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and their partners and reminisce about their years in the bank. The camaraderie of members and partners created a terrific atmosphere and the green serviettes and green attire worn by some of those in attendance, added to the Irish theme. The Maroondah Club generously donated bottles of wine to the members to supplement the ANZROC wine contribution of $200.

Senior Vice President John McPhee warmly welcomed members and partners and thanked Lyn and Les Stevens for the work they put into arranging the venue of the Maroondah club and also our Social Subcommittee member David Knuckey and wife Glen for organising the event.  John also thanked the Maroondah Club management and catering staff that were so crucial in ensuring the occasion was such a success.

With the formal part of the luncheon over, our resident Leprechaun (Kevin Mitchell) firstly presented Gary Mason with an Esanda Football Club tie he had found in his travels and then entertained the assembly telling a large number of Irish tales without notes and much to the enjoyment of all in attendance.

Members not seen for a while included Herman Bettonvil, Wendy Bradley, Keith Diamond, John Flyger, John Goodwin, Hedley Ham, Bruce Kells, Graeme King, Jacqui Luckman, Don Ranyard, Bernie Sowersby and Evon Whalen.

A selection of photos taken at the March Maroondah club meeting provided by John Brown below :

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

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