A Mortuary Fund Enrolment form used for the Sunshine Harvester Works Mortuary Fund, H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria. The first part of the form was the application, and the second part was a certificate of membership to the Sunshine Harvetser Works Mortuaty Fund. The form has not been used. The form summary sheet is dated 9 May 1941.

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 paper with a form printed on the obverse. There is a horizontal perforated line along the middle of the sheet, and a stain at the top of the sheet where a metal paper clip was previously fastened. Text is printed in black ink. A smaller sheet of cream paper, which is a form summary sheet, is adhered to the obverse of the sheet. 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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