Copy of a black and white photograph on a card mount of World War I ambulances in Railway Yard beside Sunshine Harvester Works, copied in September 1954.

The same image is held in the collection as MM 016119. Its caption states 'Ambulances & General Service Wagons Leaving for the Sydney Forces'.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia. The collection relates to the agricultural manufacturing firm, the Sunshine Harvester Works. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s in Ballarat. Between 1906 and 1907, McKay moved production to Sunshine where the firm became one of the largest industrial businesses in Australia. Change in ownership is a recurring theme in the company's history. In 1930, it merged with Massey-Harris to become H.V McKay Massey Harris. In the mid-1950s, the company was absorbed by Canadian agricultural firm Massey-Ferguson. Production in Sunshine ceased in the mid-1980s, following almost 100 years of manufacturing agricultural equipment.

Description of Content

Four World War One ambulances with white canvas covers on railway trucks waiting to be shipped by train. A large number of horse-drawn hay wagons are lined up in the Railway Yard beside Sunshine Harvester Works. The head office of H.V. McKay is facing the Railway Yard. Sunshine railway station is in the background. Two children and a dog stand beside the wagons.

Physical Description

Copy of a black and white photograph. Handwritten measurements on reverse in grey pencil. Stamped text on reverse in blue ink.

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