Photograph of the McKay family at Drummartin. It is interesting to note, that mentioned on the back is standing at the back left is Gavin and on the back right is Essie. They are not actually in the photograph. but have been added in, in a related photo MM118645.
Photograph is published in '70 Years: The story of seventy years development of one of Australia's great industries'
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
Family portrait of the McKay family wearing formal attire in a garden setting at Drummartin.
Sepia toned black and white print mounted on cardboard.
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd, Before 2002
Place & Date Depicted
(left to right - back row):; McKay, James; McKay, Nathaniel; McKay, Samuel; McKay, hugh Victor; McKay, George; Clarke, Mary; (left to right - front row):; Mathews, Alice; McKay, William; McKay, Mrs Nathaniel; McKay, Hannah; McKay, John
Typed on paper stuck on back card, ''THE FAMILY AT DRUMMARTIN / Back row, left to right / Gavin, James, Nathaniel, Samuel, Hugh Victor, George, / Mary (Mrs.T.Clarke) and Essie / Seated, left to right / Alice (Mrs.T.Mathews), William, Mrs.Nathaniel McKay senior, / Hannah and John.'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
330 mm (Width), 225 mm (Height)