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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Loaded Trucks in Front of Factory, Sunshine, Victoria, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 92785

Black and white photograph of the H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. Factory, Sunshine, July 1949.

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 photograph. Handwritten text on reverse in grey pencil. Stamped text on reverse in purple ink. Red and blue ink drawn across front of photograph.
Description Of Content:
H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. Factory, Sunshine, July 1949. A line of loaded trucks are parked along the road in front of the building.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Councillor Don McKay, 1973
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 216 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, workers, exports, transport packaging, manufacturing works, factory trucks
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: transportation
Inscriptions: Handwritten text on reverse in grey pencil reads: 'neg no 885I

Stamped text on reverse in purple ink reads: 'H.V. McKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY. LTD. / SUNSHINE JUL 1949'.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Jul 1949

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