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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Workers in Factory, Bundaberg, Queensland, circa 1972 Image Reg. No: MM 112950

Summary:
Black and white photograph of three workers inside the Massey Ferguson Bundaberg factory circa 1972. The workers are manufacturing cane harvesters
Black and white photograph showing working in Massey-Ferguon's Bundaberg factory.


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.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Three men inside a factory. Two are standing in the foreground while the other worker is in the background operating machinery.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 203 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: working life, manufacturing, workers, factories, harvesting equipment, rural industry, harvesters, agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment components, cane harvesters
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: harvesters
Inscriptions: Printed in grey ink on back of photograph: 'A KODAK PAPER' [repeated]
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, circa 1972
Manufacturer: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia

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