Black and white negative copy produced circa 1995. The original panoramic photograph was taken in 1903-04. The original, comprised of two images joined together, depicts H. V. McKay harvesters travelling in a processional line through the town of Ballarat. It was photographed by Richards & Co.

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.

Description of Content

H. V. McKay harvesters travelling in a processional line through the town. A large water fountain stands prominently in the foreground.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic negative on cellulose acetate film.

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