A magazine produced by H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty. Ltd. and distributed to all staff, agents and branches across Australia. It contains photographically illustrated articles about new appointments, staff, special events, new products, sport, special acknowledgements, activities within factory departments, visitors, historical moments in the history of the company, general agricultural interests etc.
This edition includes reference to the nationally headlined success of Efthimios Kissomergis (a fitter in the Maintenance Department) in overcoming the Australian ban on processing migrants from Cyprus, to enable his fiance, Galatia Papasava to come to Australia.
This is one of 29 copies of the Sunshine Review published by HV McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, for staff and agents. 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.
6 page newspaper, printed in black ink on off-white sheets. B&W photographic images and extensive text. Horizontal fold crease. Two rectangular holes at left edge. Handwritten text in red ink on top right corner of first page.
First page, top right: ' SUNSHINE / TRACTORS / FARM / MACHINERY / MASSEY HARRIS ', ' SUNSHINE MASSEY HARRIS / REVIEW / Vol. 2 No. 8, July, 1957 ' [Further extensive text]
Type of item
306 (Width), 425 (Height)
Agricultural Equipment, Agriculture, Export Trade, Exports, Industrial Design, Industrial Machinery, Industry, Innovations, Manufacturing, Marketing, Primary Production, Working Life, Migrant Workers, Migrant Services, Innovation & Design