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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, A. (Bert) Ustick, Apr 1945 Image Reg. No: MM 018145

Black and white photograph of A. (Bert) Ustick, an employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. Ustick's positions in the company included foreman of the No. 11 Tool Room and Personnel Manager from the late 1960s until his retirement in the 1970s.

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.
Description Of Content:
Headshot of man facing camera.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: employees, portraits, men s clothing, suits, jackets, ties
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: personnel
People Depicted: Ustick, Bert
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Commissioned By: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Apr 1945
References: Information about Ustick's positions in the company taken from the recollections of ex-employees.

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