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Photograph - Manual Hay Making, circa 1870 Image Reg. No: MM 98429

Photograph of men and women making hay.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, known as the H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Men and women in a field manually cutting hay with Eucalyptus trees in the background.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 160 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, women s work, hay, farmers, farms, rural women
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Harvesting
Tertiary Classification: hay making equipment
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'Hay making by hand. / Man and Women'
In blue stamp pad ink, 'H.V.McKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY LTD / Sunshine W.20 Victoria / JUL 1956 / 9069'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Creator: H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1870
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, circa 1870

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