A burial right issued to Hugh Victor McKay by the Trustees of the Ballaarat General Cemetery, dated 16th November 1899.

The Burial Right grants access to a burial plot sized 8 feet long and 4 feet wide, for the sum of 4 pounds.

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.

Physical Description

Yellowed sheet of A4 size paper, printed in black ink one side only. Torn bottom edge. Decorative border at left side. Handwritten text and signatures in black ink.

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