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Bank Books (2)

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

.1 A bank book with a hard black cover and pages containing ruled black lines. The cover has a white label pasted on. This has black printing and handwriting. The pages contain handwritten debit and credit entries.
.2 A bank book with a soft black cover and a white label pasted on. This label has black printing and handwriting. The pages have ruled red lines, some entries in black handwriting and some bank stamps. Most of the pages are unused.
.1 W 12.4 cm. H 18.2 cm. D .7 cm. .2 W 12.5 cm. H 16.2 cm. D .3 cm.
Object Registration
commercial banking co of sydney, warrnambool branch, michael toohey,, woodford farmer, history of warrnambool
Historical information
These items, 1930s bank books belonging to Michael Toohey, a Woodford farmer, come from the estates of the Ardlie family of Warrnambool and appear to have been stored amongst the office material of the prominent Warrnambool lawyer, William Ardlie (1843-1933). He was the son of pioneer Warrnambool settlers, John and Mary Ardlie. William Ardlie established a legal practice in Warrnambool in 1867, initially in partnership with George Barber. Ardlie was a dominant figure in legal and community circles in Warrnambool and continued with his legal practice until the early 1930s. The bank books were issued by the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. A Warrnambool branch of this bank was established in 1927 when it acquired the Bank of Victoria. The Warrnambool branch of the Bank of Victoria at 92 Liebig Street then became the Commercial Bank of Sydney. In 1958 the bank building was demolished and new premises were built. In 1981 the Commercial Bank of Sydney merged with the National Bank of Australia and traded as the National Bank in the building at 92 Liebig Street until the premises were closed in 1985.
When Made
These items are of minor interest as mementoes of the Warrnambool branch of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney.
Inscriptions & Markings
Mr M. Toohey
Michael Toohey Woodford
Last updated
1 Aug 2019 at 2:17PM