A draft program of events for "Show of Progress", Australian Dealer Convention organised by Massey Ferguson. The program events included: cocktail parties; the "Show of Progress" presentation held at the Palais Theatre; Mannequin Parade; Tour of Plant; a performance of "My Fair Lady" at Her Majesty's Theatre; Pageant of Products; banquet; cabaret. Events were held over four days in Melbourne from 11 February-14 February 1960.

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.

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A sheet of off-white paper folded to form a fold-out program. The obverse is printed in graphics in red ink. The reverse is printed with text in black ink, and handwritten text in blue ink. The sheet is soiled on both sides.

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