Illustrated journal article, titled "The Rise & Progress of the Stripper-Harvester", which appeared in Review of Reviews, pages 306 - 310, dated 1st September 1906.

The article includes illustrations of the Ridley stripper-harvester and an aerial view of the Sunshine Harvester Works in Braybrook. There are also a photographic images of employees at the Ballarat Workshops, portrait of H. V. McKay, harvesters on railways trucks at Ballarat, a Sunshine harvester at work on a farm in Willaura and the Sunshine Push harvester.

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

Three double-sided printed sheets of yellowed paper. Extensive black printed text. Photographic images and illustrations. Blue ink stains on pages.

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