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Photograph - 'Stranded Agricultural Machinery, Near Peronne', France, circa 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 92754

Summary:
One of 22 photographs taken whilst H.V. McKay was in France and Belgium shortly after the First World War. Photographs include images of machinery and farm equipment that have been left derelict or destroyed. There are also rural scenes and images of bombed cityscapes, some of which feature group portraits of H.V. McKay and his companions. HV McKay was a member of the Business Board of Administration of the Australian Defence Department 1917-1918, and Chairman of the Stores Disposal Board, London 1919.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
Description:
Black and white photograph. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.
Description Of Content:
Scene of deserted agricultural machinery, such as harvesters and ploughs, located in an overgrown, grassy field with several trees nearby.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 148 mm (Height), 198 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, agricultural equipment, world war i 1914-1918, trees
Themes this item is part of: Sunshine Harvester Works, Contributions to the War Effort, World War I, 1914-1920, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: battles & battlefields
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Stranded Agricultural Machinery / near Peronne'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date & Place Depicted: Peronne, France, circa 1918

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