Summary

Overview of the Maintenance Department at Sunshine Harvester Works.

Year established: Late 1930s.

The Sunshine Harvester Works Maintenance Department constructed new buildings, fixtures and concrete floors.Workers from the department also serviced and maintained all buildings, structures and site-plumbing. Maintenance staff included carpenters, painters and plumbers.

Plumbers Herb Sully and Wally Bird were some of the employees working in this department. The department featured various equipment such as a circular saw-bench, docking saw, thicknesser, drilling machines and work benches. The department was located in a building on the west side of the factory near the Anderson Road gate house.

References
Ray Browne and George Hales (former Sunshine Harvester Works employees), personal recollections held at Museum Victoria, June 2000 and October 2002.
Site Plan – H.V McKay, Factory Plan, 1935. Held at H.V McKay Sunshine Collection, Museum Victoria, registration no. HT 9489.
Site Plan – H.V McKay, Factory Plan, 1940. Held at H.V McKay Sunshine Collection, Museum Victoria, registration no. HT 9461.
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