The Gympie Stock Exchange

The Gympie Stock Exchange

The Gympie Stock Exchange first began in 1884 with the Mayor Mr. W. Ferguson as president. The Gympie Stock Exchange formed after gold production increased and it continued until to function into the early 1920s. It specialised completely in mining where it competed with its Brisbane opposition, thus keeping money in Gympie.

The Stock Exchange building at 236 Mary Street was formerly a bank, and became solicitor offices after the Stock Exchange ceased. It was designed by architect Francis Drummond Greville Stanley in 1881-82. The building is now on the Local Heritage Register and the Queensland Heritage Register.

Gympie Stock Exchange and Club c1900's
Gympie Stock Exchange and Club c1900’s
Australian Stock Exchange Bank Building Solicitors building KWC 1998
Australian Stock Exchange Bank Building Solicitors building 1998
Gympie Times Saturday, July 5, 1884 p. 3 First meeting to be held
First meeting to be held
Gympie Times Saturday, June 14, 1884 p. 3 Movement to establish a Stock Exchange in Gympie
Movement to establish a Stock Exchange in Gympie
Gympie Times Thursday, July 10, 1884 p. 3
The warden’s bombshell
Gympie Times Thursday, July 10, 1884, p. 2 Managing committee Gympie Stock Exchange
Gympie Stock Exchange
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. 1860 - 1947), Tuesday 25 November 1884, page 3
Gympie Stock Exchange

 

You can search the Qld Heritage register at: https://environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/

You can search the Gympie Regional Council Heritage Register at: https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/local-history-and-heritage

For more information: https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/documents/40008872/40011644/CooloolaShireAGoldenPast.pdf

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