Photograph of a Sunshine harvester outside the original wooden-slab blacksmith hut at the McKay family home at Drummartin, west of Elmore, Victoria, after 1884. The identity of the man is unknown. This hut is where McKay fabricated the first stripper harvester prototype.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 34. 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, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Description of Content
A Sunshine harvester outside the original wooden-slab smithy at the McKay family home at Drummartin, West of Elmore, Victoria.
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