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Charters Towers Stock Exchange Archive

The Charters Towers Stock Exchange was originally located in the Royal Arcade (built in 1887-88) from 1890 to 1916, and this stock exchange represented one of Australia's few regional stock exchanges. It symbolised the fact that Charters Towers was built on the gold mining industry. The centre of Charters Towers' financial district was located at the intersection of Mosman and Gill Streets. Connected to the outside world via telegraph, it was established to raise capital for the area's deep reef mines but its closure in 1916 reflected diminishing gold returns and a declining population. The Royal Arcade was an obvious choice to house the stock exchange since it was close to banks, mining offices and the nearby Exchange Hotel. Researchers should also make use of Diane Menghetti, Charters Towers. Thesis, Department of History, James Cook University of North Queensland (1984).


Archive Location: 401R


Detailed Listing

1890 Register of members

1890-1896 Committee meeting minutes

1896-1898 Committee meeting minutes

1912-1922 Committee meeting minutes

22 May 1890 - 24 January 1896 Minute Book
A digital version of this item is available at NQHeritage

18 February 1898 - 5 February 1912 Minute Book


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