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Digital Photograph - Back Gate Underpass Mosaics, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Apr 2010 Image Reg. No: MM 112555

Summary:
One of nine photographs taken by Robert Cutting on 25 April 2010 of the Newmarket Saleyards. These photographs were commissioned by the Kensington Community Group for use in preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Newmarket Saleyards to be celebrated in 2011. The photographs document the Newmarket site from a current (2010) perspective.
Description:
Colour digital photograph.
Description Of Content:
Image of Newmarket Saleyards, with view looking southwards under the Epsom Road overpass constructed in 1911, replacing a level crossing. The Underpass became known as ?The Back Gate? where a stock counter counted livestock as it passed through after being sold at the Newmarket Auctions. ?The Back Gate? formed part of the original Stock Route. This image highlights the almost lifesize scale, placement and overall positioning of the mosaic mural that was installed on the walls of the underpass in 1998, in celebration of the Newmarket Saleyards workers. The mosaic mural ?The Back Gate? was created by community artist Elizabeth (Libby) McKinnon 1990-1992 and installed in its current position beneath the Epsom Road overpass in 1988; the murals were officially unveiled by the Hon. Robert MacLellan, MLA, Minister for Planning and Local Government, on 5th April 1998.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Robert Cutting, 2010
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: artworks, farm animals, agriculture, dogs, markets, urban landscapes, agricultural workers, farming methods
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Mosaic Mural at the Newmarket Saleyards Site, Growing Up in Newmarket, The Back Gate at the Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Newmarket Memories' by Teddy Cooper, 1994, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Reminiscing' by The Stockman's Friend, 1998, Newmarket Saleyards Timeline, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: livestock paths
Original Caption: Back Gate Underpass Mosaics
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Place Depicted: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010
Photographer: Robert Cutting, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010
Commissioned By: Kensington Community Group, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 25 Apr 2010

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