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Plate - Newmarket Hotel, Newmarket, 1900-1958 Object Reg. No: HT 27747

Ceramic plate from the Newmarket Hotel, located on Racecourse Road, directly opposite the Newmarket Saleyards. This plate was manufactured in England; it was imported by Loftus Moran (Melbourne) between1900 to1958.

The Newmarket Hotel was one of the earliest hotels of the area and dates from the 1850s. Typical of 'pubs' that sprang up during the Victorian gold-rush building boom of the mid 1850s, the Newmarket was built to service the quickly growing Newmarket area. Once known as Godby's and sold to Dalgety & Co in the 1880s, the Newmarket Hotel welcomed drovers, yardmen, transporters, auctioneers, clerks, cockies and their sons who all took respite from the cold or quenched their thirst in the parched summer months. Saleyard workers tell stories of the essential role the Newmarket played as an enduring provider of drink, food, entertainment, accommodation and illegal betting; as a welcoming venue to stay warm, keep cool, meet with friends, or conduct business.
White ceramic plate with green border and interlocking initials.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Neville Humphris, 2010
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6 mm (Height), 133 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: livestock, hotels, markets, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, The Newmarket Hotel, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front: initials "MBB"; "Newmarket Hotel".
Rear: "Grindley Hotel Ware/ England/ Vitrified/ Loftus, Moran/ Melbourne"
Manufacturer: Grindley Hotelware Co., Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1930s-1940s
Importer: Loftus Moran, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s
User: Newmarket Hotel, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1950s
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1950s

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