Summary

A typewritten letter from H. M. Murphy, Chief Inspector of Factories, to H. V. McKay, dated 8th March 1911.

The letter is in response to an earlier letter from H. V. McKay. It replies that it will not be proper for the Chief Inspector to attend the Wages Board Meeting regarding the matter of whether an assembler was employed as a fitter, as the Wages Board is responsible only for the fixing of wages and conditions.

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.

Physical Description

Single sheet of off-white, watermarked paper. Typewritten text in black ink one side only.

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