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Leaflet - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Document Reg. No: HT 27693

Summary:
Supply list with descriptions of products, codes and sizes. Items include turpentine, cement and floor polish. Affixed to masonite notice board hung in Administration Offices at Newmarket Saleyards.

Maintenance of the Newmarket yards was carried out by the Melbourne City Council. It mainly involved replacing rotten or broken timber fence rails and posts; repair of fittings on gates and rails; re-laying bluestone pitchers; and cleaning and maintenance of the administration buildings.The yard rails were made of hardwood, some of the older posts were jarrah but most were red gum. Sometimes damage to the yard would be caused by animals pushing against fences or becoming stuck between fence rails. Emergency maintenance and repairs had to be made during the sales, with the work being done quickly around the stock.
Description:
Rectangular piece of brown cardboard. Card has lines ruled in red ink. Text is written in blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.80 cm (Width), 23.70 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: working life, livestock, rural victoria, livestock sale yards
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Text: 'MOP HEADS 10834 OXY SIZE 120-240' [extensive text]
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987
User: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987
References: Vincent, K 1992, "On the fall of the hammer : a personal history of Newmarket saleyards", Lee White ed, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.

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