Author: Public Record Office Victoria

As well as World War I Christmas cards, the State Bank of Victoria got into the spirit every year with 'Christmas Club' savings accounts. The State Bank maintained its own archives, which included business records, a photograph collection and an 'ephemera' collection, which is a treasure trove of the bank's marketing materials.  These were transferred to Public Record Office Victoria when the State Bank was taken over by the Commonwealth in 1990. As well as images of Christmas club promotions, we hold examples of money boxes and Christmas Club brochures.

photo of Santa handing out presents

Image credit: Pinewood Branch teller Dave Jenkins acting as Santa Claus and promoting the Christmas Club.

VPRS 8935/P2 State Bank Victoria Archives - Photographic Collection, unit 3, item 4825

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