Black and white photograph of children at the H.V McKay Massey Harris Christmas party in March 1949. Pictured are employees Chas. Anderson (dressed as Santa Claus) and Fred Richer. The company's Social and Welfare Association organised the party which was attended by 150 children.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 10: "Portraits, Sundry Machines, Royal Show 1945-51", page 301. 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 group of children standing and sitting on a lawn. A man dressed as Santa Claus can be seen in the background holding a child.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Stamped: "H.V. MCKAY MASSEY HARRIS PTY LTD SUNSHINE. DEC 1948 3431"
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