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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Annual Christmas Social, Brunswick, Victoria, Dec 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 022025

Summary:
Black and white photograph of patrons at the H.V McKay Massey Harris annual Christmas social held at Brunswick Town Hall in December 1949. The event attracted 1,000 guests.

Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 367. 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 large group of men and women standing in a room, facing and smiling at the camera.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: executives, factory workers, christmas celebrations, formal wear, balls dances
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Social Gatherings Organised by Sunshine Harvester Works, Social and Welfare Association at Sunshine Harvester Works
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Original Caption: The annual Christmas social organised by the Social and Welfare Association.
People Depicted: Simpson; Kellett; Secombe; Paynton; Cochrane; Deveson
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1950
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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