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Photograph - Sprinters at Company Picnic, Frankston, Victoria, 1949 Image Reg. No: MM 080685

Black and white photograph of athletes who took place in the H.V McKay Massey Harris sprint championships during the company picnic. Those photographed (left to right): Eric Wilcox, Noel Cartwright, Johnny Elliot, Bill Laity and Cliff Poole. Johnny Elliot represented Australia during the 1956 Olympics in Grecian wrestling.

This 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 the Sunshine Harvester Works 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. In the 1950s, it was absorbed by Canadian firm Massey-Ferguson.
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Five men standing in a row with their arms around each other. Two trophies are on the ground in front of the men.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: factory workers, wrestling, picnics picnicking, social activities, olympic games melbourne 1956
Themes this item is part of: Social Gatherings Organised by Sunshine Harvester Works, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
People Depicted: Wilcox, E.; Cartwright, N.; Elliot, J.; Laity, W.; Poole, C.
Format: Negative - Copy: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Mar 1949

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