Post-war migrant employees, H.V. McKay Massey Harris company.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 121. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.
This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, business and personal archives, films, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Description of Content
A group of 14 migrant men and one woman standing between two buildings. Original caption published in the 'Sunshine Review', September 1948 (Vol. 5, No.2): "These are some of the new employees that have joined Sunshine in recent months. These happy people come from far away lands - England, Scotland, America, Cyprus, Malta, India, Greece and Rhodesia. The lassie, Mrs Vera Mitchell who works in the Cost Office, hails from London". Mr. Sol Hussein was the first Turkish migrant to be employed at the factory.
Place & Date Depicted
Hussein, Sol; Mitchell, Vera
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
[Link 1] Viewed 7.5.09. [Link 2] Viewed 7.5.09. Perry, Warren. 'The Science Museum of Victoria'.
[Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 'The McKay Collection', in Rasmussen, Carolyn. A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria. p.271-273., 2001
[Article] 2003. "Resurrecting the Sunshine Harvester Works: Re-presenting and Reinterpreting the Experience of Industrial Work in Twentieth-Century Australia", Labour History., 2003
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza. 2004. "Collecting by Stealth: the HV McKay Collection", Museum Victoria Magazine., 2004