Thursday, 6 October 2022

Westport BNZ


Westport is one of those towns that was first settled in the 1800s by immigrant gold and coal miners. This building on the main street has been around since 1867 and was used by the Bank of New South Wales (which is in Australia) until 1967. These days it is used by a different bank Westpac.


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18 comments:

William Kendall said...

A neat looking building.

roentare said...

I did not know you have Westpac bank there too.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh we had accounts at Westpac. Until Germany decided this is "too dangerous" we could use it to transfer money to safety and it became so darn expensive we let go.
Crazy. We only wanted to transfer it (at first at least) to pay in Perth. Instead we used our European cards there hence and always somebody had to search for a pen (until we had one with us always) cause we needed to sign.
I still have my card, just as memory...

Fun60 said...

A building with a history. I wonder if they have archives with information about some of those first investors.

Sharon said...

What an interesting looking building. It doesn't look like a bank at all.

Bill said...

We have some vacant buildings that used to house the Bank of Ireland. The buildings are big, yours looks nice and compact.

Tigger said...

That grey is a bit unkind to the building. Hopefully they will be investing in a paintjob soon.

Tom said...

...this is a lovely building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This town name sounds so familiar -- There is a Westport in the State of Washington just up north from us (here at our Oregon home).

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Interesting history. I wouldn't have guessed it to be so old!

Sean Jeating said...

The first photo is excellent.

Jim said...

Love the architecture.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love it when old buildings are repurposed and kept up.

Pauline said...

I think that is one of the nicest bank buildings I've ever seen. Usually they look so soul-less.

Pisi Prkl said...

Not the best sky wise but building is very nice. That´s an old one, we don´t have any buildings that old in my beloved hometown Lahti, Finland.

Ms Donyarific said...

That building looks well-maintained! And it's lovely!
Westpac is one of the leading banks in Australia, I heard. My cousin used to work in one of their branches in Sydney. ~ Ms. Donyarific

Klara said...

I would have never guessed it was a bank.

Andree said...

Love buildings like that. We even have similar ones here in northern New England. From same era.

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