Westpac Group Archives, Sydney

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/201

Geauthoriseerde naam

Westpac Group Archives, Sydney

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Aandere naamsvormen

  • Formerly Westpac Historical Services

Soort

  • Business

Contact

 

Head of Historical Services

Soort

adres

Adres

Unit 2, Building A, 16 Mars Road, Lane Cove West

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Landnaam

Postcode

2066

Telefoon

02 9214 2229

Fax

E-mail

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

Westpac has a long and proud history as Australia's first and oldest bank. It was established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales under a charter of incorporation provided by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. In October 1982 it changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation following the acquisition of the Commercial Bank of Australia. For further details about the bank's history, see https://www.westpac.com.au/about-westpac/westpac-group/company-overview/our-history/?searchsource=search-results&kw=our%20history&cat=other&rank=9&result-type=natural

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.

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Officer-in-charge: Head of Historical Services

Records management and collecting policies

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.

Gebouwen

Bestanden

Includes, for example:

  • Bank of New South Wales - Chief Inspector: Half yearly reports, 1907-1971 (80m)
  • Various Branches: Current account ledgers, 1850-1950 (50m)
  • Chief Executive: Correspondence, 1864- present (50m)
  • Premises Departments: Branch photographs, 1870- present; Architectural drawings, 1870- present
  • Westpac Banking Corporation (and predecessors): Board minutes, 1817- present (60m).

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

Toegang

Openingstijden

No longer open to the public: visit by appointment only.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Researchers must complete an application for access to archival records. Advance notice of visit required including proof of identity.

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

Research services provided by staff in response to written (letter or email) or telephone requests.

reproduktiedienstverlening

Limited copying services available for photographs.

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Revised 4 May 2018

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

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

Eerste contactpersoon

Unit 2, Building A, 16 Mars Road, Lane Cove West
Sydney, New South Wales 2066