Business envelope addressed to H.V. McKay, Craig's Hotel, Ballarat, Australia, post marked 6th June 1913.

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

Off-white paper envelope. Handwritten text in black ink and red pencil. Printed text in black and yellow ink. Three illustrations of agricultural machinery in top left corner. The back flap closure has a printed image of an aerial view of the Sunshine Harvester Works. Blue and white sixpence Australian stamp with a blue kangaroo on a white background map of Australia. Postmarked in black ink.

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