A typewritten draft memorandum of agreement outlining the terms and conditions for the amalgamation of several Australian agricultural implement manufacturers to form the Australian Co-opertaive Farm Implement Company Limited with nominated share capital of £300,000 in shares of £5 each.

The persons nominated as Provisional Directors of the new company are: John Martin, Gawler S.A.; Hugh V. McKay, Ballarat, VIC; Marrow, Melbourne, VIC; Thomas J. McBride, Melbourne VIC, Nokes, Sydney N.S.W.; May, Gawler S.A.; Chas Lennon, Melbourne VIC; John Mitchell, Melbourne VIC, and Cliff, Melbourne VIC.

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

Eleven single-sided, numbered sheets of off-white translucent paper. Typewritten text in black ink. Handwritten markups in black ink. One sheet of paper, handwritten text one side.

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