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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, W.J.H Benhennel, 1943 Reg. No: MM 018148
- Black and white photograph of W.J.H Benhennel, an expert at H.V McKay Massey Harris.
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:
- Close-up shot of man with his head turned right to the camera.
|Tagged with:||employees, portraits|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 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:||workers' portraits|
|People Depicted:||Benhennel, W.J.H|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Commissioned By:||H.V. McKay Pty Ltd, Jan 1943|
This item is part of the following themes:
- H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
- Images & Image Making Collection
- Sunshine Stripper Harvester
- The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
- 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