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Negative - H.V McKay Massey Harris, Cost Office Christmas Party, Sunshine, Victoria, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 49753

Negative of an image showing a Christmas party organised by the H.V McKay Massey Harris Cost Office in 1949.

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 negative
Description Of Content:
Group of men, boys and women posing for the camera at a party. They are seated and standing behind a long table with chairs. The table features a white table cloth, drinks, cups and cutlery. The ceiling is adorned with streamers.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: women s clothing, parties, food drink consumption, office workers, men s clothing, christmas celebrations, christmas
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine 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, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Format: Negative: Black & White
Date Made: Dec 1949
Organisation Depicted: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1949

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