Westpac's archives was established in 1955 under the purview of notable economic historians and is one of only a handful of corporate collections in Australia and is the largest privately held archives in the Southern Hemisphere. It holds almost six kilometres of records and a photographic collection with more than 10 000 images, and 5000 or so architectural plans.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Officer-in-charge: Head of Historical Services
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
Records deemed to be of permanent value from Westpac Banking Corporation and its predecessors:
Bank of New South Wales
Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd
Australian Joint Stock Bank Ltd
Australian Bank of Commerce
City Bank of Sydney
Australian and European Bank
Town and Country Bank
Mercantile Bank of Sydney
Bank of Tasmania
National Bank of Tasmania.
Rare banking memorabilia and the papers of former officials are also accepted.
Includes, for example:
Bank of New South Wales - Chief Inspector: Half yearly reports, 1907-1971 (80m)
Various Branches: Current account ledgers, 1850-1950 (50m)