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Print - 'Rupertswood' Mansion, Sunbury, Victoria, circa 1950 Reg. No: MM 92769
- 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.
- 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)
|Dimensions:||197 mm (Height), 235 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink reads: 'Rupertswood.'.|
|Format:||Print: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950|