Story: Stock market

The Stockmaster

The Stockmaster

This telex machine, introduced in 1970, allowed instant communication of the prices, and the number of buyers and sellers, for any share on the Australian stock exchange. It had a direct link to a Sydney computer. Such technology helped to create a realistic national and international market in shares, and encouraged the move to one national exchange.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/4278/20

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David Grant, 'Stock market - Towards a national exchange, 1950–1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by David Grant, published 11 Mar 2010