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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, J.G (Jim) Skehan, 1941 Reg. No: MM 018133
- Black and white photograph of J.G (Jim) Skehan, an employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. Skehan was part of the company's service staff. By September 1944 he was in England teaching staff at the Butterley Company in Nottingham about H.V McKay Massey Harris machinery. Skehan was in England together with other H.V McKay Massey Harris service staff who were servicing and selling the company's farm machinery.
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.
- Black and white photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Portrait of man wearing jacket, tie and shirt.
|Tagged with:||employees, portraits, men s clothing, 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:||workers' portraits|
|People Depicted:||SKEHAN, JIM|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Commissioned By:||H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Nov 1941|
|References:||'Life in England', 1944, Sunshine Advocate, 29 September, p.2.|
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