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Draft Statement - H. V. McKay, 'Australian Manufacture & Specialisation', circa 1915 Document Reg. No: HT 31877

Handwritten draft written by H. V. McKay for the Science Bureau of his views on the subject of Australian manufacture and specialisation, circa 1915.

McKay writes about the "importance of correcting our present wasteful manner of carrying on many of the industries of this country", and indicates that the high wages in Australia will push manufacturing to specialise, and highlights the Ford Car Factory as "an outstanding example of the art of specialising in one line".

Part of the H.V. McKay Archive, which includes legal records, business correspondence, personal writings, agreements & contracts, accounts, obituary, articles, and photographs taken in Australia and abroad. This is part of the broader McKay Sunshine Collection which includes photographs, films, artefacts, trade literature, company publications and oral histories.
Six sheets of pale yellow, lined sheets. Handwritten text on one side only.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 258 mm (Height), 204 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, world war i 1914-1918, employment
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: First page: ' 3/2 / Science Beureau [sic] / on the subject of Australian manufacture and specialisation / The difference we have in obtaining supplies from abroad and the fact that Australian factories are not able to give the amount of assistance in the present world struggle that they could give if properly organised should bring home to every [indecipherable] mind the extreme importance of correcting our present wasteful manner of carrying on many of the industries of this nature. ' [Further extensive text]
Author: Mr Hugh McKay - H.V. McKay, circa 1915

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