Photograph of the H. V. McKay blacksmith hut, Drummartin, 1928, prior to its relocation to the Sunshine Harvester factory. This hut is where McKay fabricated the first stripper harvester prototype.
Photograph is located in an album: Volume No.1: 'Views of Factories and Branches', page 34. This is one of 25 albums that provide detailed visual documentation of the activities of the McKay enterprise.
This image forms part of the extensive McKay Sunshine collection which includes images, film, objects, trade publications and oral histories.
Description of Content
The original wooden-slab smithy in Drummartin, before it was moved to the grounds of the factory at Sunshine in 1928.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
[Link 1] Viewed 7.5.09. [Link 2] Viewed 7.5.09. Perry, Warren. 'The Science Museum of Victoria'.
[Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 'The McKay Collection', in Rasmussen, Carolyn. A Museum for the People: A History of Museum Victoria. p.271-273., 2001
[Article] 2003. "Resurrecting the Sunshine Harvester Works: Re-presenting and Reinterpreting the Experience of Industrial Work in Twentieth-Century Australia", Labour History., 2003
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza. 2004. "Collecting by Stealth: the HV McKay Collection", Museum Victoria Magazine., 2004