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Digital Photograph - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Aug 1985 Reg. No: MM 128420
- One of 360 photographs taken 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 from Newmarket Album 3.
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:
- Shed with an open door situated between a tree and brick building with a wooden fence in front.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan for Copying from Ms Jennifer Hibbs - Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd, 2011
|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:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Caption attached to image in original photo album: 'Count out box at Epsom Road'.|
|Format:||Digital Photograph: Colour|
|Organisation Named:||Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985|
|Organisation Depicted:||Newmarket Saleyards, Kensington, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985|