Handwritten letter on hotel letterhead from L. L. Martin of Bodangora Station Comobella Wellington, New South Wales, to H. V. McKay of Ballarat, dated 12th June 1901.

The letter states that L. L. Martin has left a cheque for £1000 with the Bank of New South Wales to be deposited into the account of H. V. McKay as instructed by his brother, R. H. Martin. He requests that a receipt be sent to both him at Bodangora and to his brother in England.

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

One single-sided handwritten sheet of lined, off-white translucent paper with company letterhead. Printed text in brown ink. Handwritten text in black.

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