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- A Place & Date Depicted Sunshine, Australia
Photograph - H.V. McKay, Aerial View of Soldier Settlement, Albion, Victoria, 1919 Reg. No: MM 016527
- Black and white aerial photograph taken towards Hampshire Road It is of the soldier settlement area built by McKay for its workers. The area was located in Albion, bounded by Adelaide, Kamarooka, Coolamon, Gunnedah, Hamel, Bazentin and Sydney Streets.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 155. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.
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:
- Blocks of land with houses and streets. The Sunshine Harvester Works factory and creek can be seen in the background.
|Tagged with:||aerial photographs, factories, soldier settlements, suburbs, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment|
|Tertiary Classification:||factory aerial views|
|Original Caption:||'TAKEN BY DON MCKAY, VIEW OF HAMPSHIRE RD: OCT 1919'|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Albion, Victoria, Australia, 1919|
http://museumvictoria.com.au/sunshine. Viewed 7.5.09.
http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100286b.htm. Viewed 7.5.09.
Perry, Warren. 'The Science Museum of Victoria'.