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Digital Photograph - Aerial View of Newmarket Saleyards from Kensington Housing Flats, Newmarket, 1987 Image Reg. No: MM 128388

Colour digital photograph showing an aerial view of the Newmarket Saleyards taken from the Kensington Housing Flats.

One of 360 photographs taken by Paul Bovolos in the last years of the Newmarket Saleyards, culminating with the last auction held in 1987. These photographs were taken by a number of Newmarket employees and were compiled into eight albums held at the Queen Victoria Market archives. Vince Crupi, who was employed by the City of Melbourne, compiled the albums into eight volumes. He also took some of the photographs contained in the albums. The eighth album has not been found. This image is located in Newmarket Album 2.

The collection documents the nature of working life, physical environment, operations and built structure of the Saleyards. The photographs provide an important visual record of the following areas: aerial views of the saleyards; night operations; construction and design of the stock yards, laneways and bluestone paving; proximity to housing and Melbourne's CBD; livestock auctions; maintenance; peppercorn trees; stock dogs; buildings on site; workers; sheep and cattle and the logistics of moving stock across the site.
Digital image.
Description Of Content:
Aerial view of Newmarket Saleyards from the roof of the Kensington Housing Commission highrise flats, during the final days prior to the closure of Newmarket Saleyards.
Acquisition Information:
Loan for Copying from Ms Jennifer Hibbs - Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd, 2011
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: working life, livestock, agriculture, workers, working conditions, rural industry, photography, auctions, work, agricultural workers, auctioneers, sale yards, livestock sale yards, primary industry, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Newmarket Saleyards Photograph Collection, Newmarket Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: livestock handling yards
Format: Digital Photograph: Colour
Organisation Named: Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

The original photo albums were kept at the Queen Victoria Market.
Place Depicted: Newmarket Saleyards, Kensington, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

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