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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10.05 | 15:31

Takes me back to wonderful childhood days visiting "Merrieton" and "Towarri". At about age 12, I thought Tony (aged about 24) was the most handsome chap around

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06.01 | 15:43

Which farm did "Pop Mackelvane" have, I was there during the last part of the second war.

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21.11 | 15:34

We had a property, "Werribon" on the road that intersected with the road where Binghams store (name?) was to go to St. Josephs in Quirindi on Rafie's bus.

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21.11 | 15:28

I remember the excitement of Rafie getting the "cab-over" bus and used to ride up front with him. We had a property, Werribon, just down the road (name??) from

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