City of Melbourne Stores Requisition book used at the Newmarket Saleyards from 4 June 1979 to 5 February 1980.

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 annotated. 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: cement, flat steel, toilet rolls, soap, mop heads, towels, pine oil, mild angle steel, steel wool. Signatures include H. N. Marriott, F. Hecker, Burridge, and T.Paterson.

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.

Physical Description

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.

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