Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Archives Group, Sydney

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Identificador

daa/62

Forma autorizada del nombre

Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Archives Group, Sydney

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
  • Formerly Commonwealth Bank Documentation and Archives Centre, Sydney

Tipo

  • Business

Área de contacto

 

Group Archivist

Tipo

Dirección

Dirección (calle)

Level 4, 133 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Localidad

Sydney

Región

New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal

2000

Teléfono

Fax

Correo electrónico

Notas

Área de descripción

Historia

The Commonwealth Bank was founded under the Commonwealth Bank Act in 1911 and commenced operations in 1912, empowered to conduct both savings and general banking business.

From the 1920s the Commonwealth Bank carried out central bank as well as trading and savings bank functions.

In 1959, the original body corporate, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, was preserved as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) under the Reserve Bank Act 1959 (Cth). At that same time, the commercial and savings banking functions were transferred into a new institution, which carried on the old name of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The Commonwealth Banks Restructuring Act 1990 (Cth) converted the Commonwealth Bank from a statutory authority to a public company with conventional share capital and part-Government ownership. On 17 April 1991, the organisation became a public company with a share capital governed by the Corporations Law but subject to certain overriding provisions of the Commonwealth Banks Act 1959. The Commonwealth Bank was fully privatised in three stages from 1991 until July 1996.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Group Archives serves the bank's internal needs and supplies information to the public about the organisation’s history and operations. The Archives houses information about the Commonwealth Bank and other financial institutions whose archives have come to the bank as a result of amalgamations (including Colonial Mutual Limited and the Rural Bank of New South Wales).

For further details on the Commonwealth Bank's history, including the banks which merged with the Commonwealth Bank and those whose records are held by the Group Archives, see the bank website.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

The Group Archives holds records of enduring value which form part of the corporate memory of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Holdings include records and other documentation from the Commonwealth Bank and from other entities that have been amalgamated with the bank.

The Group Archives holds records in all formats and its acquisitions include clothing, equipment, and memorabilia.

Edificios

Fondos


  • Business records of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia including: Board papers and related documents, photographs, property records and building plans, branch records and staffing records.
  • Documentation such as product disclosure and customer information material, advertising, and in-house distributions (eg staff magazine Bank Notes).
  • Inherited archives from the State Bank of New South Wales (1931-1994), incorporating the Rural Bank of New South Wales and from Colonial Limited (1873-2000) incorporating Colonial Mutual.
  • Various materials relating to other amalgamated entities, eg Government Savings Banks of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

After the establishment of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the separation of central banking functions, many pre-1965 Commonwealth Bank records are held by the Reserve Bank of Australia Archives

Pre-amalgamation contents of the Archives of the State Bank of Victoria are held by the Public Record Office Victoria.

Records of the Trust Bank are held by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Onsite search room open by appointment only. Enquiries should be addressed to the Reference Archivist.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Access to some materials is restricted.

Accesibilidad

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Servicios de reproducción

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Revised 10 July 2020

Idioma(s)

Escritura(s)

Fuentes

Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

Level 4, 133 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2000