A pay advice card used by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Queensland. The card has not been used. The information recorded on the card includes: wages, overtime, taxation, provident fund, and mortuary fund for an employee over a particular pay period. The date 24 March 1959 is handwritten on the card.

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 light brown sheet of card with a form printed on the obverse. Text and grid lines are printed in black ink and handwriting appears in blue ink. There is also a rust stain on the obverse where a metal paper clip was previously fastened to the form.

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