Willow Tree bank.

The Willow Tree bank. Brand new in 1919.

The bank. 1919. One hundred years ago!

The Willow Tree branch of the CBC bank was established on 31st July 1914, under acting manager Fairly Kemp. The first office was a 9' by 7' space in Dooleys store. About 3 months later an iron building was leased from Mr Wickham, on the eastern side of the highway, opposite the railway station. The front portion was used for banking and the managers quarters were in the rear.

The second manager was J. O. C. Davies. He was later a stock and station agent in town.

The present building was occupied in September 1919, when N. B. Hunt was the manager. Managers after Mr Hunt were,

H. C. Pepper.

E. S. Flower.

H. Scott.

P. W. McIntire.

A. J. Phillips.

K. J. B. Prowse.

E. R. Williams.

L. Pollard.

M. C. Kingsmill.

I. B. Cadell.

G. S. Barwick.

G. P. Crane.

John Packham.

Bob Young.

Geoff Smith.

Ralph Delander.

Ken Longworth.

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25.09 | 09:36

Absolutely delighted to come across a part of my direct ancestors history about which I knew very little and shall endeavour to find out more
Thank you Prof. A.

23.09 | 22:23

Very interesting Kelaher family history. Impressive number of trained nursing sisters. Jack lent the Copelands a cream horse, Playboy, in 1950's, ridden by Kate

09.09 | 17:58

Wonderfully informative. Thank goodness for Jane and John Atchison's work

06.09 | 14:33

I am Jack Kelaher and I am proud of my pop, dad and ancestors.

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