Australian Joint Stock Bank

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Former Australian Joint Stock Bank at Narrandera, New South Wales
Australian Joint Stock Bank, Warwick, Queensland, circa 1886

The Australian Joint Stock Bank was a bank in Australia. It operated from 1852 to 1910, after which it became the Australian Bank of Commerce and then was taken over by the Bank of New South Wales in 1931.

History[edit]

The Australian Joint Stock Bank was created in 1852 by an Act of the New South Wales Parliament.[1] It issued its first banknotes in 1862.[2]

In 1910, the Australian Bank of Commerce was registered in New South Wales under the Joint Stock Companies Act to take over the Australian Joint Stock Bank. In 1917, it acquired the City Bank of Sydney.[3]

In 1931, the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac) acquired the Australian Bank of Commerce.[3]

Heritage buildings[edit]

Some of the former bank's buildings are now heritage-listed, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Australian Joint Stock Bank Limited (1852 - 1910)". Guide to Australian Business Records. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Australian Joint Stock Bank one-pound note". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "The Australian Bank of Commerce Limited (1910 - 1931)". Guide to Australian Business Records. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Australian Joint Stock Bank Building (entry 600693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Australian Joint Stock Bank Building (entry 600895)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Australian Joint Stock Bank (former)/Gympie Stock Exchange Offices and Club (former) (entry 602772)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Bank of Australia (entry 600671)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

External links[edit]

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