You are looking at a machine that revolutionised Australian agriculture. The stripper
harvester, designed by Hugh Victor McKay in 1884-85, was not only able to strip
wheat, it was also able to separate the grain from the chaff.
McKay designed the stripper harvester because he hated the laborious process of
winnowing (separating grain from chaff). It was McKay's desire to make farm work
easier that led to the development of the Sunshine Harvester machine.
he started moving the Ballarat-based Sunshine Harvester Works to Braybrook Junction
which became known as Sunshine. The factory manufactured agricultural implements
and machinery until the 1980s. In 1992 the factory was demolished to make way