ANZ Retired Officers' Club (VIC)


Vale Jim Nicolson Respected Honorary Member of ANZROC Victoria


President Ken forwarded the following notice from The Age advising the passing of our respected Honorary Member Derrick (Jim) Nicolson who passed away on 2/12/2020  at the age of 92 years.

Our condolences are extended to Hilda and her family

NICOLSON Derrick ‘Jim’

14/10/1928 - 02/12/2020

Dearly loved Husband of Hilda. Loving Father and Father-in-law to Geoffrey & Christine, Sally & Brendan, and Catherine & Michael. Proud Grandfather of Michelle and Stephanie.

Instead of flowers, donations to the Epilepsy Foundation would be welcomed.

Jim’s service will be live streamed - please contact WD Rose Brighton on 03 9593 1000 for details.

ANZ DP NSW Emanza Development Story December 2020

Thanks to Jeff Pitt for the latest instalment of our series of ANZ DP articles featuring NSW this time

 The ANZ DP NSW Emanza story


Hi again folks - I think the efforts of quite a few contributors have managed to piece together a pretty comprehensive coverage of the NSW computerisation story from the early days in 1960s up to where we are today.


I know from many comments throughout the compiling of the story that this period in the careers of each was one of challenge but satisfaction in being in a leading edge organisation in a "new industry".


Sadly, many of our original colleagues have passed on, and many others left ANZ, and many have now retired. And you will all have seen that Dick Milnthorpe also died lately after being a prime urger on this story-telling. But I am sure all of us look back on our time and role at ANZ Emanza Centre at North Sydney as an important part of our life experiences. I certainly enjoyed that part of my career which allowed me to visit North Sydney on many occasions over the years; firstly in new systems implementations when I was at South Yarra, and secondly in my final role in Payments with Warren Hadley and the TPC management.


I have done a detailed review of the attached story after adding in more contributions, with a bit of word-smithing, adding in a few more names suggested, 3 Addendums of interesting info from Ray Atchison, and some comments and pictures from Ian Millard.


I sent to ANZROC NSW for their publication in early November (which just happened today) , and will now have it filed in the ANZROC Archives thru Eamon with the previously published WA and SA stories.


Once again, thanks for all your efforts and any further comments most welcome.........cheers,   Jeff


PS  The Tas story is with their ANZROC Committee for review, and the QLD story awaits input from Ian Millard.

ANZROC Remembrance day Webinar featuring Honorary Members Gerry and Wal

Featuring our ANZROC colleagues Gerry McPherson and Wallace McGillivray A.M. both 96 year old WW2 veterans.


Link to ANZROC Remembrance Day Webinar