Black and white photograph of Len Hunter, an employee at H.V McKay Massey Harris. Hunter was part of the company's service staff. By September 1944 Hunter was in the United Kingdom together with other H.V McKay Massey Harris service staff who were servicing and selling the company's farm machinery. He was involved in the sale and service of the company's equipment in the Scottish Highlands.

This item is 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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Portrait of man wearing jacket, tie and shirt. A badge has been affixed to his jacket.

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Black and white photograph.

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