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‘The rise and fall of Colonial Queensland’s three trading banks’ by Dr Denver Beanland

October 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The paper chronicles the economic successes and upheavals that eventually crushed the aspirations of Colonial Queensland’s Three Trading Banks.

It traces the history of the three Queensland based, deposit-taking and note-issuing, trading banks that were established in the 1870s and 1880s; namely the Queensland National Bank Limited, Royal Bank of Queensland Limited and Bank of North Queensland Limited. These three banks were registered and incorporated under the Queensland Companies Act 1863.

By tracing the banks history, Queensland’s economic development is also being examined.

The paper concludes with their takeover by the National Bank of Australasia.

Wednesday talks are free, lunch afterwards $5.


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


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Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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