Mobbs, Charles Louis

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Mobbs, Charles Louis

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1902 - 1994


Charles Louis Mobbs was born on 23 August 1902 at Middlesex, England. He attended St Olave's Grammar School in London and in 1924 graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Commerce. He commenced working for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's London Office before migrating to Australia in 1938. He worked for the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney and in 1946 wrote Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Second World War which was published in 1947. Mobbs held several offices in the Commonwealth Bank Officers' Association (CBOA) and edited the association's journal. At the CBA he became head of Exchange Control and in 1957 relocated to Melbourne for two years to take up the position of Central Banking Officer. Mobbs was in the CBA's London Office in 1959 during the split of the CBA from the Reserve Bank of Australia, after which he returned to the Reserve Bank in Sydney. Later in his career he spent two years in Nigeria, one year in Sierra Leone and six months in Ghana assisting with exchange control legislation. Charles Mobbs retired around 1967 and subsequently wrote Conciliation Can Work: A History of the Commonwealth Bank Officers' Association, published in late 1968. He died on 20 January 1994 at Mona Vale, New South Wales.


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Entered from deposit description on 30 September 2011




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