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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Loading Tractor onto a Ship, Melbourne, Victoria, 1960s Image Reg. No: MM 108649

Summary:
Image from a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturer, importer and distributor, Sunshine, Victoria.

Founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s, the company became H.V. McKay Pty Ltd in 1921 then merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd in 1930. Then in 1955, this company was in absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Men preparing tractor to be loaded onto the Nella Dan ship for use in Antarctica. Picture taken in Melbourne, Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 402 mm (Height), 507 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: tractors, ships, trucks, antarctica
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic History, Dr Phillip Law, Scientist, Explorer & Administrator (1912-2010), Antarctica Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: tractors
Inscriptions: Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: 'NELLA DAN - AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION / TRACKED TRACTOR FOR USE IN SNOW. / 1960'S.'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960s
Ship Depicted: Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960s
Organiser of Expedition: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960s
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1960s

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