Black and white photograph of H.V McKay Memorial Gardens in 1947.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 165. 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, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
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McKay employee Ms. Betty Deeble (left) sitting with a friend in the H.V. McKay Memorial Gardens.
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Photograph, Black & White
Stamped: "H.V. MCKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY LTD SUNSHINE. 11 APR 1947. JAN 1952 #8993. SEP 1948 1007" Stamp 1: "11 APR 1947, SEP 1948, 1007 JAN 1952 #8993
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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