Two handwritten receipts for wages for John Bult paid by The Harvester Company of Yuille Street, Ballarat. A sum of one pound was paid on receipt dated 23rd October 1893, and eight pounds for four weeks, on a receipt dated 21st December 1893.

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

Two off-white sheets of paper with printed letterhead. Handwritten text. A one penny stamped is affixed to one sheet. Letterhead has image of both sides of medal awarded at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. One side has crowned and veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing left and the other side has a motto around the Southern Cross surrounded by a wreath.

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