Black and white photograph of Bryce Sharp, an employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. He joined the company in 1910 and became the Victorian Sales Manager for the company from 1926 until 1939. He held various positions in the company including Export Sales Manager (1933-1939), Manager of the firm's Queensland branch (1940-1941) and General Sales Manager (from 1941). While working in Sunshine, Sharp was involved in many aspects of community life. He was the President of the Footscray and District Tennis Association, a member of the Footscray Tennis Club and Secretary of the Footscray Mechanics Institute.

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.

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Portrait of man wearing a suit.

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