(left) former Bank of NSW, Alstonville | (right) the current building
The former Bank of NSW, located on the western corner of main street Alstonville, is a gem of a building. It reveals some interesting and little known aspects of the district’s history.
Constructed in 1921, the Bank was designed by architect Frederick J Board. He rose to architectural prominence in the district in the 1920s – Board designed many other important and prominent buildings across the region. The bank is a rare example of the timber buildings he designed.
Between These Walls traces its establishment and changing use over the decades. Flip through the pages to see the different chapters of this wonderful building’s story.
By Miah, Rose (Alstonville High School), Roger (Alstonville Plateau Historical Society) and Duke Albada in collaboration with the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society.