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Print - 'Rupertswood' Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria, circa 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 92769

Summary:
Black and white printed image of 'Rupertswood' mansion in Sunbury.

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 printed image on white paper. Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink.
Description Of Content:
Aerial view includes the driveway and surrounding gardens.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 197 mm (Height), 235 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: prints, houses, aerial photographs
Themes this item is part of: Rupertswood Estate, Sunbury, Victoria, Domestic & Community Life Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Residential Buildings
Tertiary Classification: exteriors
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Rupertswood.'.
Format: Print: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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