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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Cecil Newton McKay, 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 018121

Black and white photograph of Cecil N. McKay, the fourth child of H.V McKay and his wife Sarah (nee Graves). He joined H.V McKay Pty Ltd, his father's business, in 1920 as a 'clockie', checking workers' piece-rates. He rose through company ranks to become the Director in 1925. He became Managing Director in 1937 and Chairman in 1947.

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.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: employees, portraits, workers, executives
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: workers' portraits
People Depicted: McKay, Mr Cecil Newton
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Commissioned By: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, May 1940
References: John Lack and Dorothy McNeill, 'McKay, Cecil Newton (1899?1968)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 January 2014.

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