City of Melbourne Stores Requisition book used at the Newmarket Saleyards from 8 October 1981 to 25 (?) June 1982.

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. Orders are on approximately a weekly basis and include: plumbing, plugs, elbows, rubber boots, brushes, paint, cement, plaster, overalls, timber, engine bolts, toilet rolls, padlocks, disinfectant, wood screws, oil, mild flat steel, gloves, battery, broom handles. Signatures include F. N. (?) Marriott and F. Hecker.

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 blue crocodile printed card covers, bound in red cloth. Yellow pages printed in green. Original and 2 carbon copies have been removed. Sheet Number 19150 has insect damage. A sheet of carbon paper (film) is inside back cover and details of Sheet 19150 have been transferred to inside back cover.

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