Visitors B grade perpetual trophy used by the Massey Ferguson Golf Club between 1984 and 2013. The trophy was presented to the winner of the annual Massey Ferguson golf tournament. The event was held at the end of each year until 2013 when the club disbanded after 76 years. The trophy was passed on between the winners who also kept a small trophy of their own.

The trophy was donated by Ken Porter, a former employee at Massey-Ferguson. The Massey-Ferguson Golf Club was formed by employees in 1936 when it was known as the Sunshine Harvester Works Golf Club. The club boasted 80 members by March 1949 and held golf championships throughout Melbourne. Until 2013, the club held monthly tournaments throughout Melbourne's outer western suburbs and regional Victoria. It is believed to have been the largest golf club formed within an industrial organisation.

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

Wooden trophy adorned with gold plates engraved with the year and names of winners. A gold statue of a golfer swinging a club is in the middle of the trophy. The top of the statue is adorned with a gold circle with an image of green grass with two golf clubs, a flag and golf ball.

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