Black and white photograph of Sunshine Harvester Works office staff unloading coal from rail wagons during the 1911 strike.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 22. 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.
Description of Content
Eleven men standing in railway wagons with a pile of coal on the right-hand side.
Place & Date Depicted
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