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Photograph - Military Visit at H.V McKay Massey Harris Factory, Sunshine, Victoria, Oct 1944 Image Reg. No: MM 018010

Black and white photograph of women and army personnel on top of a tank. Seated on the 'General Grant' tank with servicemen are three employees from left to right: Miss Wright (Army) Miss Ross (Navy) and Mrs Summers (Air Force). These women raised money for the Second Victory War Loan campaign.

Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 3: "Miscellaneous: H.V. McKay Ballarat, Sunshine Factories & Products; Maps, Plans & Charts; Passport Photographs; 1904-1945", page 174. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
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Three women and five servicemen seated on top of a tank. One serviceman is standing. To the left is a board outlining money raised for the war loan campaign.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: armoured vehicles, employees, factories, factory visits, official visits, soldiers, tanks, workers, fundraising, women s work, military forces, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Female Employment at Sunshine Harvester Works, Women's Reminiscences of Working at Sunshine Harvester Works, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: Refer to Images: MM 18011 & MM 18027 on page 178.
Stamped: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, 3 Oct,1944.
People Depicted: Wright; Ross; Summers
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 03 Oct 1944
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'.
  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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