A postcard from W. J. Gunning of Sydney to Mrs George McKay of Smyrna, Delaware, dated 22nd November 1898.
The postcard was iniitally addressed to 1932 Ontario Avenue, Tiogo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been forwarded to Symrna, Delaware.
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.
Description of Content
Weeping Rock at Wentworth Falls. Waterfall in a forest landscape with a wooden staircase.
Postcard with black and white image on part of the front. Printed text in blue on front and reverse. Handwritten text in black ink. Pre-printed postage stamp on revese. Postmarks on front and reverse. Handwritten text in pencil.
Donation from Mrs. Cecil Newton McKay (nee Shaw), University of Melbourne Archives (The), circa 1970
Postcard, Black & White
Front, beneath image: ' WEEPING ROCK / WENTWORTH FALLS, NEW SOUTH WALES ' Front, printed: 'WITH CHRISTMAS GREETINGS ' Front, handwritten: ' From / W. J. Gunning / Queen Victoria Buildings / York St / Sydney / 22/11/98 ' Reverse, printed: ' UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE / NEW SOUTH WALES / Nouvelle Galles du Sud / POST [coat of arms] CARD / THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE / (CE CÔTÉ EST RÉSERVÉ À L'ADRESSE.) Stamp: ' NEW SOUTH WALES POSTAGE / 1½ d / PENNY HALF PENNY ' Reverse, handwritten: ' Mrs George McKay / 1932 Ontario Avenue / Tiogo / Philadelphia / U S. A ', ' Symrna Del '
Type of item
139 mm (Width), 88 mm (Height)