Stock Exchange Arcade

Agri, Mining and Industry

Imagine back to the days of the 1800s, when the gold rush was at its prime and the township of Charters Towers was the second largest city in Queensland. An arcade was designed by Sydney architect Mark Day and built by Sandbrook Brothers of Sydney in 1888 for local civic leader and businessman Alexander Malcolm. Known then as the Royal Arcade, it housed one of Australia’s first regional stock exchanges, the Charters Towers Stock Exchange from 1890. At one time the price of gold was set in that very Arcade, an indication of the importance of the Charters Towers’ economy at the time.

Today, the stockbroker’s offices have been converted into shops and make for an interesting insight into the buildings history. Wander through the Don Roderick Gallery, enjoy the building’s magnificent architecture and don’t miss the “Calling of the Card,” a ghostly reminder of Charters Towers’ golden days.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Family Friendly History & Heritage Walk

Rates

Free Entry

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