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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Trench for Main Gas, Melbourne, Victoria, 1977 Reg. No: MM 118610
- Black and white photograph of a trench for a gas main at a construction site in Melbourne in 1977.
From a photograph album containing one hundred and four black and white photographs and three colour transparencies depicting H. V. McKay Massey Harris agents, groups, portraits, machinery and events dating from May 1951. Noted by a previous archivist as one of a series of 'Guard Books'.
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:
- Construction site showing a trench for a gas main in the foreground.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 1982
- Source: Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||165 mm (Height), 216 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||building construction, trenches, construction, gas pipes|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION|
|Secondary Classification:||Industrial Buildings|
|Tertiary Classification:||construction sites|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '1977 TRENCH FOR GAS MAIN'|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Victoria, Australia, 1977|
|Organisation Depicted:||Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia|