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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Tractors, George Simmonds, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, 1971 Image Reg. No: MM 118282

Summary:
Photograph of George Simmonds and son Donald with range of Massey Ferguson Tractors. This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.

An article from the Massey-Ferguson Review in 1971 stated 'George Simmonds and son Donald of Kaban on the Atherton Tablelands (Qld) recently increased their fleet of Massey-Ferguson tractors to 6 with the purchase of an MF1080 from MF dealer Estate H.S.Williams Pty Ltd. of Atherton. George and Donald have a maize farm but their main interest is in contracting and clearing. Their tractor fleet reflects the trend to higher horsepower - 2 Fergies, MF 135, MF 165, MF 178 and now the MF1080. It's the Simmonds' largest MF unit so they've painted its name above a console - Little Baby! In the photo: George (Standing at right) takes delivery of the new tractor from Bob Muir manager of H.S.Williams at Atherton while sales representative Keith Byrnes explains the controls to Donald.'
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
George Simmonds and son Donald with range of Massey Ferguson Tractors.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, agriculture, industry, tractors, land clearing
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power
Tertiary Classification: tractors
Inscriptions: Handwritten in blue ink on back, 'MF Review / Page 4 / 5 cols / 'George Simmonds'

In blue stamp pad ink, 'CROFT STUDIOS / ATHERTON / FOR ALL TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY / CAMERAS, FILMS, FRAMES Etc / 86 MAIN STREET - PHONE 331'

In pencil,' L-R / MF1080 - MF178 - MF165 - ? - FE35 -TE20 '
People Depicted: Simmonds, Donald; Simmonds, George; Muir, Bob; Byrnes, Keith
Model Name/Number: MF1080; MF178; MF165; MF135; FE35; TE20
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1971
Place & Date Depicted: Kaban, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia, 1971
Organisation Named: H.S.Williams Pty Ltd, Atherton, Queensland, Australia, 1971
References: 'George Simmonds', 1971, Massey-Ferguson Review, January-February

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