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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Farm Equipment Manufacture & Field Trials, Wallan, Victoria, Jan 1947 Image Reg. No: MM 021650

Summary:
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 71. 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 H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection which includes images, film, objects, archives, trade publications and oral histories.
Description Of Content:
'To see for themselves. The Sunshine No.4 header took off a fine crop of wheat on Mr J. Congram 's farm at Wallan, Vic.. On a visit to study the performance of the machine, are photographed (from left to right) Mr Gaunt, Mr Sharp, Mr C.N. McKay, Mr Congram.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: combine harvesters, employees, executives, farms, machinery trials, machines, portraits, wheat, workers
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES. THE SUNSHINE NO. 4 HEADER TOOK OFF A FINE CROP OF WHEAT ON MR J. CONGRAM'S FARM AT WALLAN, VIC.. ON A VISIT TO STUDY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MACHINE, ARE PHOTOGRAPHED (FROM L. TO R.) MR. GAUNT, MR. SHARP, MR. C.N. MCKAY, MR. CONGRAM, MR. HEADLIE TAYLOR AND MR. FORSTER. BY THEIR CHEERFUL MIEN IT IS EVIDENT THAT THEY HAD NO DOUBTS AS TO THE SUCCESS OF THE NO. 4.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Wallan, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1947
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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