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Chalkies on their last day

Chalkies on their last day

The introduction of screen (computer) trading of shares meant the end of the traditional trading floor. Here, chalkie Elizabeth Head (left) and floor supervisor Margaret Myers toast the last day of floor trading at the Wellington Stock Exchange on 21 June 1991. Their jollity may have been a little forced – both were losing their jobs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/1810/20
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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David Grant, 'Stock market - Institutional reform and technological change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23697/chalkies-on-their-last-day (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by David Grant, published 11 Mar 2010