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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Reconstruction of House, Warrandyte, Victoria, 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 017762

Summary:
Black and white photograph of H.V. McKay Massey Harris workers rebuilding a house destroyed by the 1939 bushfires. This building was one of five houses constructed by the company's workers.

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 101. 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 group of men building a house.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: building construction, building materials, construction equipment, construction workers, dogs, domestic animals, ladders, timber, work clothing, volunteers
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection, Charitable Work & Sunshine Harvester Works, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: rural
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Original Caption: HOUSE (1 OF 5 BUILT) BUILT BY EMPLOYEES OF H.V. MCKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY. LTD. TO REPLACE THOSE DESTROYED BY BUSHFIRE
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia, 1939
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

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