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Book - Stores Requisition, City of Melbourne, Newmarket Saleyards, 1978 Object Reg. No: SH 900154

City of Melbourne Stores Requisition book used at the Newmarket Saleyards from 26 April 1978 to 10 November 1978.

Each page includes the following categories of information: Supplier, Batch Number, Requsition Number, Date, Quantity, Description of Item, Stores Catalogue Number, Work Group Number, Cost Code Number, Quantity Issued, Unit Price, Total Price, Supervisor, Storeman, Goods Received, Date. Not all of these categories have been anotated. Each page is a carbon copy where the original and 2 other copies have been removed. Orders are approximately on a weekly basis and include the following maintenance items: nuts and bolts, cement, gloves, steel welding rods, scrubbing brushes, insulation tape, paint, timber, floor polish, disinfectant, hinges, hacksaw blades, hose clips, rubber washers, shovels, lamps, batteries, nails.

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.
Landscape format book with green crocodile printed card covers, bound with green cloth. 50 yellow pages printed in green. Original buff and carbon blue and white copies have been removed. Some insect damage on front and back covers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Government of Victoria Major Projects Unit, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.70 cm (Height), 1.20 cm (Width), 28.20 cm (Length)

More information

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
Place Used: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 1978
Creator: Melbourne City Council (MCC), Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 1978

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