An Attendance Record card used by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. It was used to record days lost by particular employees. The form summary sheet is dated 3 September 1946.

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.

Physical Description

A cream sheet of card with an identical form printed on both sides. Printed text and grid lines appear in black ink. A smaller sheet of cream paper, which is a form summary sheet, is adhered to the obverse of the card. The form summary sheet is a standard text form printed on the obverse in brown ink, with handwriting in black ink.

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