Summary

Photograph of a presentation made to H.V.McKay on February 4, 1905 from his Ballarat and Braybrook employees. Photograph is published in '70 Years: The story of seventy years development of one of Australia's grreat industries' published in 1954.

This item is 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.

Description of Content

Photograph of presentation made to H. V. McKay. Consists of a compilation of photographs. Portrait of H. V. McKay is in the middle. It is surrounded by images of McKay's staff in front of his factories at Ballarat and Braybrook Junction, his senior staff, the cricket team, the foremen and the Picnic Committee.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph.

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