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Leaflet - Maintenance Cost Code Sheet, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, pre 1987 Document Reg. No: SH 900180

Summary:
Typed A4 page indicating cost codes for maintenance, 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.

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.
Description:
Typed A4 sized sheet, glued to a thin cardboard backing of the same size.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.90 cm (Width), 27.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, 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
Inscriptions: Text: 'MAINTENANCE Cost Code No. 608008/Continued.../608438 City Architect maintenance at Cattle Market'. [extensive text]
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987
User: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, pre 1987

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