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Hay Hook - Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 900074

Summary:
"J" shaped metal hook. Used for moving feed and hay bedding when bulls or other stock had to stay several days at Newmarket Saleyards.
Description:
"J" shaped metal (steel/cast iron?) hook with sharp point. The hook was originally coated with mid-blue enamelled paint. Turned wood handle forms "T" grip. Evidence of excessive use, very worn.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.50 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: D10cm

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, livestock, rural industry, livestock sale yards
Themes this item is part of: Stock Management at the Newmarket Saleyards, Drovers at the Newmarket Saleyards, Joe Raymer's Memories of Droving at the Newmarket Saleyards, 1940-1963, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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