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Photograph - H.V.McKay Massey Harris, Parts Department, Sunshine, Victoria, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 118301

Summary:
Photograph of Parts Department, H.V.McKay Massey Harris.

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 photograph
Description Of Content:
Tom Minahan talks to Allen "Tich" Williams in the Parts Department of the Sunshine factory of H.V.McKay Massey Harris. Allen Williams is loading a unique trolley with spare parts. In the background are rows of storage shelves and small containers.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 205 mm (Height), 255 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: factory workers, storage, factory departments, storage cabinets
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Materials Handling & Storage
Tertiary Classification: store rooms
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'PARTS DEPT SUNSHINE / TOM MINAHAN (IN SUIT) / PARTS MANAGER / LATER TO BECOME / DIRECTOR OF PLANNING / & PROCUREMENT / TALKING TO / ALLEN "TICH" / WILLIAMS'

In blue stamp ink, 'H.V.McKAY MASSEY HARRIS / PTY LTD / SUNDHINE HARVESTER WORKS / SUNSHINE, W.20 / APR 1956'
People Depicted: Minahan, Tom; Williams, Allen
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date & Place Depicted: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Apr 1956

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