Copy of a black and white photograph of Devonshire Road, Sunshine, Melbourne, created June 1951. The image features a view of the Head Office and Victorian Branch of McKay Massey Harris, the corner of Devonshire Road and a private road near the railway line, with the Showrooms on the left hand side.

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

Buildings line the street and cars are parked on both sides on the road. Two men walk along the footpath on the left.

Physical Description

Copy of black and white photograph. Stamped text on reverse in blue ink.

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