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Leaflet - Maintenance Return Sheet, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Nov1982 Document Reg. No: SH 900161

Single A4 page typed sheet lists number and place for maintenance and by whom. Extra areas for maintenance are written in by hand. Located in the sub-station office of Newmarket Saleyards. Columns for date, description and location of work. First entry, in black biro, is dated 9 November 1982, for repairs to calf pens. Under 'FAULTS LISTED IN COMPLAINTS BOOK' are columns for date notified, description and location and date rectified. These columns unused.

Maintenance of the Newmarket yards was carried out by the Melbourne City Council. It mainly involved replacing rotten or broken timber fence rails and posts; repair of fittings on gates and rails; re-laying bluestone pitchers; and cleaning and maintenance of the administration buildings. The yard rails were made of hardwood, some of the older posts were jarrah but most were red gum. Sometimes damage to the yard would be caused by animals pushing against fences or becoming stuck between fence rails. Emergency maintenance and repairs had to be made during the sales, with the work being done quickly around the stock.
Single A4 page typed sheet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Width), 29.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: commerce, rural industry, rural victoria, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Administration & Maintenance at the Newmarket Saleyards, Municipality of Melbourne, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: business records
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1982
User: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, Nov 1982
References: Vincent, K 1992, "On the fall of the hammer : a personal history of Newmarket saleyards", Lee White ed, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.

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