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Photograph - H.V. McKay, 'Sunbow' Plough, Mallee, Victoria, circa 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 91873

Summary:
One of 12 H.V. McKay crop cultivation and harvesting photographs.

This item is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company?s history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.
Description:
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
McKay "Sunbow" stump jump disc plough at work in ti-tree scrub.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Haughton, 1984
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: cultivation, disc ploughs, stump jump ploughs
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Ploughing
Tertiary Classification: disc ploughs
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place Depicted: Mallee, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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