Photograph of a Landgirl operating a 6B Reaper Binder.

Part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd and its predecessors. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay, at Ballarat, in the late 1880s, and by 1895 was operating as the Sunshine Harvester Works. After relocating to Braybrook Junction (later renamed 'Sunshine') on the western outskirts of Melbourne, during 1904-1907, the business rapidly developed into the largest agricultural implement works in the southern hemisphere. In 1930, H.V. McKay merged with the Australian operations of the Canadian firm, Massey Harris Ltd, of Toronto, becoming H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was fully absorbed into the growing multinational corporation that became Massey Ferguson Ltd in 1958.

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Woman (Landgirl) operating Sunshine 6B Reaper Binder in England. "Great Britain has seen her efforts to increase the area of home-grown corn rewarded by one of the most magnificent crops of all time. Landgirls have been specially recruited to work on the farms, and their songs can be heard above the rattling of the tractors. THIS PHOTOGRAPH HAS BEEN PASSED BY THE CENSOR."

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Black and white photograph

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