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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Group Portrait, Melbourne, Victoria, 1955-1965 Image Reg. No: MM 113193

Summary:
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.
Description:
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Group portrait of four men and four women standing together, most are holding a drink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 255 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: social functions, interior views, drinks, curtains, handbags, people, events
Themes this item is part of: 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
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1965
Organiser of Event: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia

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