Main Street Historic Walk – Site 43

Buildings and the residence behind were built in 1951/2 for the then Rural and Industries Bank which later became known as Bankwest. The original wooden bank building was replaced by a modern brick building in 1965. First manager in 1951 was N. Herbert succeeded by S. East in 1956 and Frank Scruth in 1957, F.King in 1959, Mr Martin in 1963, Des Jennings in 1964, G.Lloyd in 1966, H. Edmeades in 1968 and Greg Montgomery in 1982.

This site has been further refurbished with several small shops plus a smaller Bankwest bank and ATM.



References

Reference map of Margaret River with site numbers

Margaret River Town 1894-1984 by Mavis Wise

Margaret River Stories by Guy Jennings, ISBN 9780646575346

A History of the Catholic Community of Margaret River District by Merilyn Hutton

Margaret River & District Historical Society photo collection

John Alferink from my recollections of the town after being in the area for over 68 years, John Alferink 2021