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Photograph - H.V. McKay, Aerial View of Soldier Settlement, Albion, Victoria, 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 016527

Summary:
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.
Discipline: Technology

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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
References: 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'.
Bibliography:
  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

Comments

FR Posted on 06 Jul 2014 10:33 PM
Spotted an error. The street's name is Bazentin St not Ballentine St.
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Jul 2014 9:53 AM
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