Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 7: 'Miscellaneous Equipment 1939 - 1953', page 63. 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
Photo shows an experimental flax binder being tested in the sports reserve on Anderson Road, Sunshine. Flax, previously imported, was an important commodity for making canvas goods required for the 1939-45 war effort.
Place & Date Depicted
Taylor, Headlie Shippard; Barrie, Frank
Photograph, Black & White
Stamped: H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, 31 October, 1949.
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