Colour photograph which is 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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European farm scene with a brick archway, tower and farmhouse. A man is pictured seated on a Massey Ferguson 35 tractor with a side deliver rake and side mounted mower in the foreground. A woman is pictured holding a donkey saddled with milk cans to the right. A baler, tractor and trees are shown in the background.

Physical Description

Colour photograph.

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