Copy of Memorandum of Agreement between W. B. Veirs & Company of Haymarket, Melbourne and Hugh Victor McKay of Ballarat and Braybrook, granting H. V. McKay the exclusive agency for "Farmers' Favourite" Grain Drills. Dated 2nd January 1905. Unsigned.

Accompanied by a copy of a letter on Sunshine Harvester letterhead, outlining further details regarding Clause 7 of the Agreement.

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

Four single-sided sheets of off-white, foolscap paper and two single-sided, letter-sized sheets of off-white paper. Typewritten text in purple ink with red underlining. One sheet has letterhead of Hugh Victor McKay business with logo of a scroll with bunch of wheat behind it in top left corner.

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