About the book
From 1855 on the dusty streets of Ballarat, a small gathering of men built the headquarters of the Australian gold rush. It was known simply as “The Corner”.
While diggers hunted for gold, The Corner's fortune seekers built an institution. Providing the capital needed to get the gold, these men ushered in a period of extreme entrepreneurship in a high risk game of mining and speculation. They became Australia’s first stockbrokers and this institution Australia's first Stock Exchange. Follow the lives of some of these men and see how they won and lost fortunes, took extraordinary risks and founded practices that are still evident today. From Ballarat to Egerton, Berringa and Daylesford, as rich is the cultural gold heritage of Victoria, so are the stories of those that made it possible.
Author Julie Kincade