Negative of an image showing Stony Creek flooding water through the H.V McKay Massey Harris factory site. The image is of the site looking south up Anderson Road towards the centre of Sunshine. The rear of the factory is on either side of Anderson Road.
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
Car in the middle of a flooded road. Factory buildings and power poles are on both sides of the road.
Black and white copy negative.
Place & Date Depicted
Negative - Copy, Black & White
Caption reads: "STONEY CREEK IN FLOOD THROUGH FACTORY: 26TH FEB. 1946"
Type of item