Black and white photograph of Joe Francesco, an employee at H.V. McKay Massey Harris who migrated from France.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 339. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.
This image is part of a collection of photographs, negatives, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature belonging to the H. V. McKay Sunshine Collection. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded by Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. The McKay collection is regarded as one of the most significant industrial heritage collections in Australia.
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Original caption: "New Australians and Old - in recent months we at Sunshine have welcomed many new faces from far-away countries. These people have come amongst us through the Commonwealth Government's Migration Scheme......Joe Francesco, France": `Sunshine Review': Sept 1949.
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Photograph, Black & White
Caption attached to original image printed in "The Sunshine Review", September 1949: "New Australians and old - in recent months we at Sunshine have welcomed many new faces from far-away countries. These people have come amongst us through the Commonwealth Government 's migration scheme......Joe Francesco - France".
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[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