Negative of H.V McKay Massey Harris apprentices Don Gray and Don Taylor who were in the printing and engineering sections, respectively. They are seen receiving notification from the company that they will be attending the 1951 Somers Camp.
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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Two boys in work overalls, each holding a sheet of paper in their hands. They are smiling as they look down at their papers.
Black and white negative.
Gray, Don; Taylor, Don
Negative, Black & White
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