Negative of Robert Drennan, an Assistant Manager of the H.V McKay Massey Harris Queensland branch. Prior to becoming Assistant Manager in 1955, Drennan spent ten years working for Massey-Harris-Ferguson Ltd where he became District Manager. He was a Spitfire pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) where earned the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). The DFC is awarded to officers and Warrant Officers for an act/s of "valour, courage or devotion to duty performed while flying in active operations against the enemy" (Veteran Affairs Canada).

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

Man seated behind a desk holding a pen in one hand. A telephone, piece of paper, ashtray and stationary appear on the desk. In the background are a set of shelves and heater.

Physical Description

Black and white negative.

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