A handwritten letter from Hubert Selwyn McKay, to his father Hugh Victor McKay, dated 28th May 1912.

He writes about his examination results, celebration of Empire Day, the address by Mr Littlejohn and stories of his travels through the Empire, his mother's opinion of the poor content quality of letters received from his father on his travels compared to others who travel, and the game of billiards he played with Uncle George.

Hubert Selwyn McKay was the elder brother of Cecil Newton McKay (1899 - 1968). He died in Melbourne from peritonitis on 8th June 1913, aged 17 years.

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 off-white, lined, translucent note paper. Printed letterhead with logo of Scotch College Melbourne. Handwritten text in black ink, one side only. Letter accompanied by a torn sheet of lined note paper with handwritten text in blue pen and printed text in black ink.

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