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Photograph - H.V. McKay Massey Harris, Children at Christmas Party, Sunshine, Victoria, Dec 1948 Image Reg. No: MM 021943

Summary:
Black and white photograph of children at the H.V McKay Massey Harris Christmas party in March 1949. Pictured are employees Chas. Anderson (dressed as Santa Claus) and Fred Richer. The company's Social and Welfare Association organised the party which was attended by 150 children.

Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 301. 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 group of children standing and sitting on a lawn. A man dressed as Santa Claus can be seen in the background holding a child.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: charities, christmas, infant welfare, parties, picnics picnicking, social activities, workers
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Social and Welfare Association at Sunshine Harvester Works, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: social functions
Original Caption: THE CHILDREN WERE NOT FORGOTTEN LAST CHRISTMAS. THE SOCIAL AND WELFARE ASSOCIATION ARRANGED A CHRISTMAS PARTY, WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY SOME 150 CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF SEVEN YEARS...
Inscriptions: Stamped: "H.V. MCKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY LTD SUNSHINE. DEC 1948 3431"
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1948
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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