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    Australia's Smallest Bank

    by stevemt Updated Aug 7, 2015

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    This is the smallest bank in Australia

    It operates for 1/2 hour per week on a friday afternoon.

    This bank is special to visit, It is iconic and quite unique in the way it operates.

    Well worth a photo visit/shoot for the memories.

    One of our VT members works for the bank that operates here :)

    With a BankWest Staff Member  :)

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    Tiny town - tiny bank

    by al2401 Written Oct 25, 2013

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    Originally the Bank of New South Wales the Bankwest branch in the town holds the record as the worlds smallest bank. The weatherboard building measures 3m by 4m. It was closed in 1997.

    According to the sign on the door it was once a WWII aircraft lookout post and then a childcare centre.

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    Discover the Smallest Bank in Australia

    by aussirose Updated Sep 28, 2013

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    Check it out!! I found the World's Smallest Bank!!! Cute hey :o)

    It is Bankwest which is the bank I work for :o)

    The Bank wasn't always Bankwest. It used to be the Bank of New South Wales. Interestingly this little building which is only 3x4m once used to be an aircraft observation centre during WWII and at one time it was a child health centre.

    Please also see that the VT Flag and my VT thongs were there too! :o)

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    Flies!! Can ruin your trip if you are...

    by aussirose Written Apr 20, 2012

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    Like most places in the big Australian Outback flies can ruin your holiday so be prepared for them. We saw that the campers were - they were all wearing hats with fly mesh hanging down over their faces.

    We just pulled a few branch twigs off and swatted ourselves as we walked along.

    Swat those flies Jesse!! :o) In picture 3 you can see the fly on Jesse's face.

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  • Sep 11, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Hey check this out, We found the cutest place in Shackleton which we are sure no one knows about. Not only does Shackleton have the smallest bank or 3rd largest monolith but they have their own Art Studio. This little gem is called Steve's Art Studio and Sculpture park. It has been made with the love of Steve (the Artist) and his wife Christina. You can wander through the garden which they are establishing, view the sculptures which Steve has created or view paintings and other art works in the gallery and they even have a little kitchen called Floe's Place where you can get a hot cuppa or cool drink for a really great price. Well worth the look when in the area. We were made to feel really welcome and look forward to going back soon.

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