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.
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