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Negative - Cattle in Stock Pen, Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, 16 Nov 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 052669

Image of a yardman directing cattle at Newmarket Saleyards. Created by Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, 16 November 1960.

During the peak seasonal periods huge numbers of stock were moved to, from and around the Newmarket saleyards. Even up until the late 1950s stock going to and from the markets was moved through the streets of Melbourne, and particularly Newmarket. Sheep, cattle and, in the earlier days, pigs were driven to Newmarket down main traffic roads; from railway sidings to the saleyards; through drafting, receiving, penning and selling yards; from the saleyards to the adjoining abattoirs. Prior to the construction of the McLennan Bridge over Racecourse Road in 1964 to facilitate the movement of stock, cattle and sheep were herded directly into yards from the Newmarket rail siding along Newmarket Street, Ascot Vale Road. Red and green ?Turner's Flags? were used to control traffic when stock was crossing the roads; while dogs, horses, yarding sticks and rattlers were used to move the stock along. This image shows a drover or workman directing cattle with a Yardman's Stick.
Description Of Content:
A yardman herding a group of cattle in a stock yard at Newmarket Saleyards.
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: working life, animal husbandry, farm animals, cattle, rural industry, cattle husbandry, fences, agricultural workers, sale yards, cattle yards, protective clothing safety wear, livestock sale yards, making history - newmarket saleyards
Themes this item is part of: Stock Management at the Newmarket Saleyards, Drovers at the Newmarket Saleyards, Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Laurie Richards Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Growing Up in Newmarket, Bluestone Paving at the Newmarket Saleyards, Glossary of the Newmarket Saleyards, Livestock Industry in Melbourne & the Newmarket Saleyards, Sale Days & Sale Records at the Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Newmarket Memories' by Teddy Cooper, 1994, Newmarket Saleyards Poetry 'Reminiscing' by The Stockman's Friend, 1998, Newmarket Saleyards Timeline, Newmarket Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Livestock Markets
Tertiary Classification: livestock handling yards
Original Caption: Yardman, Newmarket Saleyards
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Newmarket Saleyards, Newmarket, Victoria, Australia, 16 Nov 1960
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, Victoria, Australia, 16 Nov 1960


Clyde Howe Posted on 19 Feb 2011 11:58 AM
There were 1292 sheep selling pens.
Clyde Howe Posted on 19 Feb 2011 11:59 AM
26 pens in each lane.

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