[LINK] First ATM

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Dec 14 07:07:26 AEDT 2006

From: Alan L Tyree <alan at austlii.edu.au>
>Does anyone know when and where the first ATM was installed in

My memory was that the very first operational ATM was the Nottingham 
Building Society in the UK in 1978.  But you'd have thought that 
CUSCAL knew what it was talking about.

>On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:01:42 +1100
>"Skeeve Stevens" <skeeve at skeeve.org> wrote:
>>  1. Martin Place June-July 1979 was Commonwealth
>>  2. Cnr King and George St, May 1980 was the first Westpac one (Bank
>>  of New South Wales before 1982). My mate was head of IT for Westpac
>>  at the and project managed it... He also was a pioneer for Eftpos
>>  in .au

At 10:44 +1100 13/12/06, Alan L Tyree wrote:
>That sounds right to me. I have been thrown off by the claim on this
>link that the Queensland Teachers' Credit Union had one in 1977:

Sandra Henderson wrote:
>  Web page from the Australian Bankers' Association says 1977
>  (http://www.bankers.asn.au/Default.aspx?ArticleID=619) and a separate
>  credit union doc at
>  http://www.ecommerce.treasury.gov.au/bpmreview/content/_download/submiss
>  ions/CUSCAL.pdf also says 1977 (and implies that it was a credit union
>  ATM)


From: Russell Ashdown <russell at ashdown.net.au>
>I was based in Perth in 1974 and (I think it was) the Commonwealth 
>Bank had a pilot ATM set up in their Hay Street branch which allowed 
>me to withdraw a one-time amount of $200 after hours!!!  I remember 
>the manager telling me at the time that his branch had been selected 
>as the pilot.

From: grove at zeta.org.au
>I worked in the Commonwealth Bank at Bankstown in 1981 and we had
one of the first demo units then.

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