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Loudspeaker - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 900085

Summary:
Public address speaker. Used at Newmarket Saleyards.

One of a number used throughout Newmarket Saleyards by Melbourne City Council to call people to the nearest phone. Phones were located around the yards. Some Newmarket workers also recall a "runner" who would run out and pass messages on to workers.
Description:
Conal-shaped loudspeaker, dull blue colour. "C" shaped attachment for suspension at rear.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 52.00 cm (Height), 0.46 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: livestock, rural industry, rural victoria, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Information & Communication Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Growing Up in Newmarket, Post Office at the Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987
Organisation Named: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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