Photograph is located in an album: Volume No. 6: "Headers" 1946-1956, page 168. 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

Massey Harris '780' self-propelled (imported from the U.K.) Header, powered by a'Perkins L4' diesel engine, harvesting wheat at Street Arnaud, Vic. Note: these machines were rear-wheeled steer.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Sustainable Futures

  • Place & Date Depicted

    St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia, Jan 1955

  • Format

    Photograph, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Stamped: "H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd Sunshine, Victoria, Australia. Photo Reg No. 496"

  • Classification

    Agriculture & rural life, General farm equipment

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • References

    [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

  • Keywords

    Agricultural Equipment