Black and white photograph of an art display in an exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Sunshine stripper harvester.
From a photograph album containing one hundred and four black and white photographs and three colour transparencies depicting H. V. McKay Massey Harris agents, groups, portraits, machinery and events dating from May 1951. Noted by a previous archivist as one of a series of 'Guard Books'.
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
Framed paintings affixed to a board.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph attached to brown paper album page.
Donation from Mr. Ron Doubleday - Massey Ferguson (Aust) Ltd, 02 Dec 1982
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Hand written in blue ink on album page above photograph: 'Sunshine Historical & Art & Crafts Exhibition / March 12th 1954' Printed in purple ink on back of photograph: 'H. V. McKAY MASSEY HARRIS / PTY. LTD. / Sunshine Harvester Works, / SUNSHINE W.20 / MAR 1954'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
220 mm (Width), 105 mm (Height)