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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Show of Progress Concert at Palais, St Kilda, Victoria, 1960 Reg. No: MM 128201
- 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:
- A group of dancers on a stage set up to resemble a sideshow at an agricultural show.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
|Dimensions:||200 mm (Height), 255 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||concerts, shows, 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, 'T9'|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1960|
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