Bank of New South Wales

Australia's oldest bank, established in Sydney in 1817, and still trading as Westpac.

Milestone
Formed
1817
Incorporated
1931
Merged into
1982
Position
1817 - 1838
1817
1817 - 1841
1817
1817 - 1821
1817 - 1818
1828 - 1831
1829 - 1846
1846 - 1851
1850 - 1855
1851 - 1852
1854 - 1859
1855 - 1861
1861 - 1867
1862 - 1863
1866 - 1867
1869 - 1886
1881 - 1890
1900 - 1914
1929 - 1940
Property
Occupied
1930 - 1982
Occupied
1938 - 1990
Type

Bank of New South Wales

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2008

From the gold rush of the 1850s to the depression of the 1930s, Australia's oldest bank, now known as Westpac, has ridden the tide of the economy to serve Sydneysiders since the colony's infancy.