Black and white photograph on card mount of three men posing with a Sunshine Harvester.

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

Three men posing with a H.V. McKay Sunshine Harvester. They are located undercover within a corrugated building or shed. One man sits atop the harvester whilst two are near the front. 'Sunshine' is painted on the front and side of the harvester.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph affixed to grey card mount. Torn and section missing at right side.

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