Taking stock of the 'golden' days

AS IT’S 32 years since the integrated Australian Securities Exchange was born there will be a growing number of young investors who won’t recall the days when its antecedents consisted of six separate exchanges, one for each state capital. Yes, Hobart had its own stock exchange — in fact, it was the second one in existence (1882) after Sydney (1871).

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(Perth was the last cab off the rank, its stock exchange putting up its shingle in 1889.)
 
The Reserve Bank of Australia's Thomas Mathews has put together a history of Australian equities.