Photograph - McKay Smithy Before Relocation to Sunshine, Drummartin, Victoria, 1920-1928 Image Reg. No: MM 016196

Photograph of the H. V. McKay blacksmith hut, Drummartin, 1928, prior to its relocation to the Sunshine Harvester factory. 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:
The original wooden-slab smithy in Drummartin, before it was moved to the grounds of the factory at Sunshine in 1928.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: blacksmithing, blacksmithing tools, blacksmiths, workers
Themes this item is part of: Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Original Caption: 'The farm smithy at Drummartin, Vic., in which H. V. McKay built his first harvester in 1884. The smithy now stands in the gardens at the Head Office of the Sunshine Harvester Works'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Drummartin, via Elmore, Victoria, Australia, 1920-1928
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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