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- A Place & Date Depicted Sunshine, Australia
Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Migrant Employees, Sunshine, Victoria, Sep 1948 Reg. No: MM 021719
- Post-war migrant employees, H.V. McKay Massey Harris company.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 121. 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, business and personal archives, films, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
- Description Of Content:
- A group of 14 migrant men and one woman standing between two buildings.
Original caption published in the 'Sunshine Review', September 1948 (Vol. 5, No.2): "These are some of the new employees that have joined Sunshine in recent months. These happy people come from far away lands - England, Scotland, America, Cyprus, Malta, India, Greece and Rhodesia. The lassie, Mrs Vera Mitchell who works in the Cost Office, hails from London". Mr. Sol Hussein was the first Turkish migrant to be employed at the factory.
|Tagged with:||employees, immigration, portraits, export trade, factory workers, greek immigration, scottish immigration, english immigration, maltese immigration, migrant workers|
|Themes this item is part of:||H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Migration Collection, Migrant Employees at Sunshine Harvester Works, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment|
|Original Caption:||THESE ARE SOME OF THE NEW EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE JOINED SUNSHINE IN RECENT MONTHS. THESE HAPPY PEOPLE COME FROM FAR AWAY LANDS - ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AMERICA, CYPRUS, MALTA, INDIA, GREECE AND RHODESIA. THE LASSIE, MRS. VERA MITCHELL WHO WORKS IN THE COST OFFICE, HAILS FROM LONDON: SUNSHINE REVIEW, SEPT. 1948|
|People Depicted:||Hussein, Sol; Mitchell, Vera|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Sep 1948|
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'.