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Programme - Dinner for Travelling Staff of H. V. McKay, 2 Sep 1910 Document Reg. No: HT 32012

A souvenir programme of entertainments and toasts for the dinner held for members of the travelling staff of the Hugh V. McKay Sunshine Harvester Works, on 2nd September 1910.

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.
Folded off-white card. Front cover has serrated edges, printed text in brown ink embossed floral embellishment with green coloured highlights, and an illustration of Sunshine harvester. Extensive printed text inside in purple ink. Back cover has illustration of an aerial view of the Sunshine Harveser Works with a brown border.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Councillor Don McKay, 1960
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 185 mm (Height), 118 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: celebrations, manufacturing, menus, agricultural machinery
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: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Front cover: ' HUGH V. McKAY / Sunshine Harvester Works / SUNSHINE / HARVESTER / Annual Dinner / to Members of the / Travelling Staff / 2nd Septemeber, 1910 / at 7 o'clock p.m. '
Back cover, handwritten: ' 5/30 / Series A '
Issued By: Sunshine Harvester Works, 02 Sep 1910
Printer: D.W. Paterson Co. Ltd.

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