Report on Apprentice for P. E. Chettle, for the trade of turning, term ended 15 May 1942, technical school attended Footscray. The report is addressed to P.A Chettle, and reports 100 percent attendance at both day and evening classes. Peter Edward Chettle's four year term of apprenticeship for turning commenced on 8 March 1942, less three months already served as an applicant for apprenticeship on probation.

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 with text printed and typewritten on the obverse and originally folded. There is printed text in blue ink, and typewritten text in purple ink. The sheet is discoloured, soiled and crumpled. There are creases in the paper and a rip in the top edge of the sheet.

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