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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, MF35S Tractors Pumping water, Lake Corangamite,1963 Image Reg. No: MM 118023

Summary:
Photograph of four MF35S tractors pumping water.

Article published in the August 1963 edition of Massey-Ferguson Review features images of: "Up to 25 million gallons of brackish water every 24 hours was pumped into Lake Corangamite, Victoria, for about 12 weeks. Except for daily lubrication it was a non-stop pumping marathon for six tractors, including four MF 35S units."

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd. 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.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Four MF35 Tractors pumping water out of Cundare Pool and Martin's lake into Lake Corangamite. The tractors are labelled State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. A man is standing nearby.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 215 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, tractors
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Water Management
Tertiary Classification: drainage equipment
Model Name/Number: MF35S
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1963
User: Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1963

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