A postcard with an image of an aerial view over the Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine, Victoria, 1910.

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

Image of an aerial view over several manufacturing buildings with smoke stacks and saw-tooth roof lines. Steam railway locomotives with carriages and trucks, and horse-drawn carts in the foreground.

Physical Description

Black & white image within a white border on one side of white card. Handwritten text in pencil in lower left corner of the border. Reverse has printed text in black ink, and handwritten text in blue ink and blue pencil.

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