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Negative - Massey Ferguson, Aerial View of Factory & Office Buildings, Sunshine, Victoria, circa 1958 Image Reg. No: MM 114944

Copy negative of an aerial view of the Massey Ferguson factory and office buildings, Sunshine.

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 photographic negative on cellulose acetate film.
Description Of Content:
Aerial view of the Massey Ferguson factory and office buildings, Sunshine, looking north along Hampshire Road. Massey Ferguson buildings are in the centre of the scene with the front of the complex forming an angular shape due to the location of the railway yard. The raillway lines divide into two near the lower end of the image. Numerous cars can be seen driving on the roads past Massey Ferguson and neigbouring buildings as well as parked in several carparks.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 125 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: factories, aerial photographs, railway lines
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Made: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1995
Place & Date Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958

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