A typewritten letter from Hedderwick Fookes & Alston to C. N. McKay of H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd., dated 4th June 1953.

The letter provides a legal opinion on the provisions of an Agreement dated 30th August 1930 between H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd and the Massey Harris Company Limited.

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 sheets of translucent off-white paper. Extensive typewritten text in black ink. Red ink stamped text on each page.

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