Summary

Plan drawn for Massey-Ferguson (Aust) Ltd in black ink on drafting paper showing industrial and residential zoning on a section of land in Sunshine titled "ENCUMBRANCES ON / M.F. LAND - SUNSHINE". The plan is dated 17 November 1964, and is numbered FP-4.

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.

Physical Description

Plan drawn for Massey-Ferguson (Aust) Ltd in black ink on off-white drafting paper showing industrial and residential zoning on a section of land in Sunshine, titled "ENCUMBRANCES ON / M.F. LAND - SUNSHINE". Roads, the railway line, a creek and industries are identified, with the outlying land labelled as "GENERALLY SWAMPY WITH ROCK OUTCROP". The details of the plan are written in the lower right corner, including the date - 17-11-64 and the drawing number - FP-4.

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