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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, '201 Cane Harvester Production', Bundaberg, Queensland, circa 1972 Image Reg. No: MM 112951

Black and white photograph of workers inside the Massey Ferguson Bundaberg factory. They are working on the 201 cane harvester
Black and white photograph showing the production of the 201 Cane Harvester at 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.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Bundaberg factory interior showing men at work in the manufacture of Massey Ferguson cane harvesters.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 203 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

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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: Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '201 CANE HARVESTER / PRODUCTION'

Printed in grey ink on back of photograph: 'A KODAK PAPER' [repeated]
Model Name/Number: 201
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, circa 1972
Manufacturer: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia

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