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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Young Farmers Tractorthon, Perth, circa 1968 Image Reg. No: MM 118441

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Young Farmers Tractorthon, Perth, circa 1968.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturer, importer and distributor, Sunshine, Victoria.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
Massey Ferguson 175 tractor with six Australian riders, four dressed in speedway gear. Chum Taylor is holding Australian flag and is sitting on the front of the tractor waving to crowd at Young Farmers Tractorthon, Perth, WA., 1971.

Article in Massey Ferguson Review March 1971, "The Australian speedway team, with captain Chum Taylor seated in front position on the MF175 Tractor, parades at Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, where they defeated England in two tests. Following them were the English team (see MM118440) on an MF 165. The MF Perth retail store provided the tractors to grade the speedway track during the Tests.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 210 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: agriculture, flags, marketing, tractors, racing, shows
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: marketing & publicity
Inscriptions: Hand written in pencil on rear: 'MF Review / Page 7 / 3 cols / (top of two together) / 58% .08/1.85' '? Something to do with Young Farmers Tractorthon Perth WA'
Typed crossed out: 'Australia Captain, Chum Taylor, with flag'
Stamped: 'Photograph by.../ Speed / Eade / 136 Albany Highway, Bentley, WA, 6102, Phone 68 338?'
People Depicted: Taylor, Chum
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1971
Commissioned By: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Australia, 1971

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