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Digital Photograph - Mosaic 'MCC Worker Bob Tormey', Epsom Road Overpass, Newmarket, Apr 2010 Image Reg. No: MM 112544

Summary:
One of 11 photographs taken by Robert Cutting on 25 April 2010 who was commissioned by the Kensington Community Group for use in preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Newmarket Saleyards to be celebrated in 2011. These photographs highlight a selection of the Mosaic Mural ?The Back Gate? created by community artist Elizabeth (Libby) McKinnon 1990-1992 and installed in its current position beneath the Epsom Road overpass in 1988.

?The Back Gate? mosaic murals were officially unveiled by the Hon. Robert MacLellan, MLA, Minister for Planning and Local Government, on 5th April 1998. These artworks were recognised as a gift to the people of Melbourne to ?link the present and future of this site to the past?. The murals were inspired by former saleyard workers and features almost life-size portraits of the drovers, dogs and stock that characterised Newmarket Saleyards. The mosaics toured Victoria in 1992-4 prior to being installed in their current position in 1998.
Description:
Colour digital photograph.
Description Of Content:
A detailed image of the Newmarket Saleyard mosaics, featuring Melbourne City Council worker Bob Tormey wearing blue workman's overalls and a jacket with the initials of Melbourne City Council, MCC, on the pocket. Tormey is holding a small branch from a peppercorn tree. Peppercorn trees were abundantly planted throughout the Newmarket Saleyards site to provide shelter from the weather. A number of the peppercorn trees have been heritage listed. Tormey is standing in front of a flock of sheep.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Cutting, 2010
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: artworks, farm animals, agriculture, dogs, markets, urban landscapes, agricultural workers, farming methods, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Mosaic Mural at the Newmarket Saleyards Site, Stock Management at the Newmarket Saleyards, Administration & Maintenance at the Newmarket Saleyards, Sale Days & Sale Records at the Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: workers
Original Caption: MCC Worker Bob Tormey
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Place Depicted: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010
Photographer: Robert Cutting, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010
Artist: Elizabeth (Libby) McKinnon, Victoria, Australia, 1990-1992
Person Named: Honourable Mr Robert MacLellan, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 5 Apr 1998
Person Depicted: Mr Bob Tormey, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010
Commissioned By: Kensington Community Group, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 2010
Organisation Named: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010

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