Photograph - McKay Smithy, Drummartin, Victoria, circa 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 16194

Photograph of a Sunshine harvester outside the original wooden-slab blacksmith hut at the McKay family home at Drummartin, west of Elmore, Victoria, after 1884. The identity of the man is unknown. This hut is where McKay fabricated the first stripper harvester prototype.

Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 34. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.

This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Description Of Content:
A Sunshine harvester outside the original wooden-slab smithy at the McKay family home at Drummartin, West of Elmore, Victoria.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agricultural equipment, agriculture, blacksmithing, blacksmithing tools, blacksmiths, harvesters, horses, innovations, machines, workers, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sunshine Stripper Harvester, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, The Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Farm Buildings
Tertiary Classification: workshops
Original Caption: 'Scene of the [McKay] farm smithy at Drummartin, Vic'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Mr Hugh McKay, Drummartin, via Elmore, Victoria, Australia, 1884-1886
Previous Collection: Old McKay Archives, Science & Technology Collection, Museum Victoria, post 1884
References: Viewed 7.5.09. Viewed 7.5.09.
Perry, Warren. 'The Science Museum of Victoria'.
  1. [Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 'The McKay Collection', in Rasmussen, Carolyn. A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria. p.271-273., 2001
  2. [Article] 2003. "Resurrecting the Sunshine Harvester Works: Re-presenting and Reinterpreting the Experience of Industrial Work in Twentieth-Century Australia", Labour History., 2003
  3. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza. 2004. "Collecting by Stealth: the HV McKay Collection", Museum Victoria Magazine., 2004

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