Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Machine Shop, Bundaberg, Queensland, circa 1972 Image Reg. No: MM 112957

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing the Machine Shop 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.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Bundaberg factory interior showing workers in the machine shop during the manufacture of cane harvesters.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 203 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, factories, harvesting equipment, rural industry, harvesters, production lines, agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment components
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
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, circa 1972
Manufacturer: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia

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