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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Tom Laffan, Sunshine, Victoria, Jul 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 021896

Summary:
Black and white photograph of Tom Laffan a Foundary foreman at H.V McKay Massey Harris. He was one of the first directors of the company's co-operative housing society which was formed in 1950.

Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 269. 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 man in suit smiling at the camera.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: housing, factory workers, portraits, managers, housing estates, social welfare, formal wear
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Employee Welfare Assistance at Sunshine Harvester Works
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: workers' portraits
Original Caption: 'HOUSING SOCIETY'S FIRST DIRECTORS ... MR TOM LAFFAN (FOUNDRY) DIRECTOR: 'SUNSHINE REVIEW': JULY 1950'
People Depicted: Laffan, Tom
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Jul 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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