A typewritten Memorandum of Agreement between H. V. McKay, machinery manufacturer of Ballarat, and Joseph Robertson, machinery expert of Kyabram, signed by both, dated 21st July 1903.

The agreement is for remuneration of £5 per week plus reasonable expenses in return for employment of Joseph Robertson to further and promote the interests of H. V. McKay in South Africa and elsewhere, until the end of January 1905.

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 sheet of off-white paper. Typewritten text in purple ink. Handwritten text and signatures.

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