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Title: Sale yards at Copley's siding, South Fremantle near Robb Jetty, 1911
Imprint: Perth : Western Mail, 1911
Notes: Digital copy taken from microfilmed newspaper at State Library of WA in 2018.
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Summary: The cattle trade between the Kimberley and Fremantle was a large and important industry by 1911. This photograph was published alongside an article describing the increasingly bigger shipments of cattle and sheep from the north-west of Western Australia, all landing at Robb Jetty. Copley & Co was an abattoir firm with premises at South Fremantle, and in 1911 new sale yards were built there to accommodate the growing numbers of livestock arriving for auction every week.
Subject: Cockburn Region (W.A.) -- Robb Jetty
Beef cattle -- Western Australia -- History
Robb Jetty Abattoir
Anchorage Butchers -- Fremantle
Sale yards at Copley's siding, South Fremantle near Robb Jetty, 1911

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