A typewritten letter from Samuel McKay (brother of H. V.), to Cecil Newton McKay in London, dated 23rd October 1925.

The letter states that the report of the Annual Meeting and Factory Report 6 have been sent to Cecil. He also reports on the local business news regarding the poor harvest prospects due to the long dry spell, the positive outcome from the Arbitration Court regarding awards, plans for the Sydney building, the resignation of the business manager of the New Caledonia timber mill, and that the financial situation of the business as a whole is unchanged.

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, note paper. Printed company letterhead of H. V. McKay Sunshine office. Typewritten text in black ink.

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