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Farm Blacksmith Workshop - McKay, Drummartin, circa 1884 Object Reg. No: ST 044150

Summary:
A slab construction blacksmith workshop built in preparation for construction of H.V. McKay's original stripper harvester. The smithy was built by Hugh and John McKay (H.V. McKay's brother) about 1884, on the McKay family farm, Drummartin, Victoria.

In September 1928 the smithy was relocated to Sunshine, and installed outside the McKay administration buildings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, 1965
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agriculture, blacksmithing, blacksmithing tools, industrial design, innovations
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, McKay's Brandnames
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: workshops
Creator: Mr Hugh McKay, Drummartin, via Elmore, Victoria, Australia, circa 1884
Creator: Mr John McKay - H.V. McKay, Sunshine Harvester Works, Drummartin, via Elmore, Victoria, Australia, circa 1884
Place & Date Used: H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Sep 1928-1965

Place Exhibited
References: http://museumvictoria.com.au/sunshine/ viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
Bibliography:
  1. [Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 'The McKay Collection', in Rasmussen, Carolyn. A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria. p.271-273., 2001
  2. [Article] 2003. "Resurrecting the Sunshine Harvester Works: Re-presenting and Reinterpreting the Experience of Industrial Work in Twentieth-Century Australia", Labour History., 2003
  3. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza. 2004. "Collecting by Stealth: the HV McKay Collection", Museum Victoria Magazine., 2004

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