Postcard entitled 'Sunshine Harvester Works, Tillage Implements Ready for Despatch'. From Mrs. Ferguson addressed to her sister-in law, Miss Ferguson in East Camberwell, Victoria.

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

Sunshine Harvester Works with numerous Sundercut disc ploughs lined up, ready for despatch, adjacent to the Pulverising Shed at the McKay factory.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic postcard with black text inscription on front lower edge. Printed and handwritten inscription on reverse in black ink. Red stamp in top right corner on reverse.

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