Summary

Black and white photograph of attendees at a State Savings Bank of Victoria Manager's course, held from 7-25 November 1977. There are no women in the group of 18 attendees. Keith Morter, then manager of the Bulleen branch, is standing in the back row, fourth from left.

Still in its presentation folder, a list of attendees has been glued to the inside of the folder.

The photograph belonged to Harold 'Keith' Morter who spent his whole working life at the State Savings Bank of Victoria. Through the course of his long and successful career and subsequent retirement, Keith saved a number of mementos of the bank. Keith's collection not only provides insight into one man's working life, it also covers some important periods in Australian banking history, including the introduction of cheque accounts, the opening of small branches across the State, and the adoption of decimal currency.

Description of Content

Three rows of men, all wearing business suits. The front row is seated on a bench, the second row standing on the ground, and the third row standing on a bench. They are outdoors and there are trees in the background.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from John Morter, 25/06/2013

  • Organiser of Event

    The State Savings Bank of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1977

  • Format

    Print, 8" x 10" Print, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Typed on sheet attached to mount: MANAGER'S COURSE - 7.11.1977 TO 25.11.1977/ BACK ROW - LEFT TO RIGHT/ TOM THYNNE (NATIONAL MUTUAL), MAX WARD (WATSONIA),/ JIM HUTCHESON (BALWYN NORTH), KEITH MORTER (BULLEEN),/ BASIL RICHARDSON (BLACKBURN SOUTH), DAVE RENSHAW (PRESTON)/ AND MURRAY MOHR (MOORABBIN)./ MIDDLE ROW/ REG WHITING (MORELAND), KEITH McKINNON (ROSANNA), FRANK PRICE/ (LOWER TEMPLESTOW), DAVE HART (HAMILTON), DON McKINNON/ (BALLARAT EAST), GEOFF ALLEN (PINEWOOD) AND MALCOLM ANDERSON/ (CHIEF ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT)./ SEATED/ BRIAN BARR-MURRAY (TARRALGON), TED GANNAN (LATROBE UNIVERSITY),/ GEOFF GATES (MENTONE) AND ALAN WARNER (SYNDAL). Handwritten top right hand corner: State Bank/ College/ Baxter

  • Classification

    Commerce & retailing, Banking & finance, Training & education

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    History

  • Type of item

    Image

  • Object Dimensions

    253 mm (Width), 202 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Banking, State Bank, Personnel, Training Courses