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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Cultivating Market Garden, Burwood, Victoria, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 025522

Summary:
Black and white photograph of a No. 7W 'Satellite' cultivating a crop of broad beans in a market garden belonging to Billings Bros. in Burwood. The No.7 W 'Satellite' cultivator is a small horse-drawn market garden plough.

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:
Man holding onto a horse-drawn cultivator as it cultivates a crop in a garden. A cow and buildings are in the background.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, market gardens, farmers, farming methods
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Crop Management - Cultivation
Tertiary Classification: cultivating equipment
Original Caption: NO. 7W 'SATELLITE' CULTIVATING A CROP OF BROAD BEANS ON THE MARKET-GARDEN PROPERTY OF BILLINGS BROS., BURWOOD, VIC: AUG 1949
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Burwood, Victoria, Australia, Aug 1949
Organisation Depicted: Billings Bros

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