Photograph of 4 HST Headers outside Head Office.

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 truck loaded with an HST Sunshine ground drive Header, with 3 more on the road behind, outside the H.V.McKay Massey Harris showroom at Sunshine. Note the clock tower at 9:00 o'clock, and that the truck has a gas producer on its side. The building also shows the date AD 1884. A man wearing a hat is in the driving seat of the truck.

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Black and white photograph

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