OLD MARKET NEW MARKET

Through the quiet back streets of Kensington runs an unassuming path that cuts deep into the fabric of Melbourne’s history. Marked by a trail of uneven bluestone pitchers, the surviving remnants of the Newmarket stock route memorialise the path from sale to slaughter followed by the millions of sheep and cattle brought for auction at the Newmarket Saleyards between 1858 to 1987.

Combining interviews and archival footage courtesy of the Living Museum of the West, this short documentary exposes layers of history and quietly interrogates the concept of heritage memorialisation. 

 

National Trust Heritage Festival 2016