Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Guests at a Social Function, Melbourne, Victoria, 1955-1965 Image Reg. No: MM 113177

Black and white photograph of guests attending a Massey-Ferguson social function.

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:
Group of men and women stand together at a Massey Ferguson's social function.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 199 mm (Height), 244 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: women s clothing, social functions, interior views, men s clothing, employees, handbags, people, events
Themes this item is part of: Laurie Richards Collection, Engineering Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Inscriptions: Handwritten in grey pencil on the back of photograph: 'HO 1199/69 120# 4 9/16" wide / L to RH. / 1 / DAVE / KING / 2 / TREVOR / COCHRAUE / & WIFE / 3 / ? / 4 / DON LANGDON / & WIFE'

Handwritten in blue ink on the back of photograph: '69641 / 5761'

Printed in blue ink on the back of photograph: 'PLEASE QUOTE / No. / LAURIE RICHARDS / 4 TOWER AVE., ALPHINGTON 3078 / 489-8528 / 48-5541'
People Depicted: Dave King; Trevor Cochraue; Mrs Cochraue; Don Langdon; Mrs Langdon
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1965
Organiser of Event: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Photographer: Mr Laurie Richards - Laurie Richards Studio, Alphington, Victoria, Australia

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