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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Show of Progress Concert at Palais, St Kilda, Victoria, 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 128199

Photograph of Massey Ferguson's Show of Progress concert held for company dealers and their wives at the Palais in St Kilda.

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 photograph
Description Of Content:
Group of actors in costumes on a stage set up in the style of sideshows at an agricultural show. A woman in a bathing suit is standing at the front of the stage as three men are looking at her. The stage set in the background consists of three tents.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 255 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: concerts, music performances
Themes this item is part of: 'Show of Progress' Convention, by Massey-Ferguson, Melbourne, Feb 1960, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'T6'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1960

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