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Biographical entry McKay, Hugh Victor (1865 - 1926)

21 August 1865
Raywood, Victoria, Australia
21 May 1926
Sunbury, Victoria, Australia


Hugh Victor McKay patented his stripper-harvester in 1885. In 1893 he started The Harvester Company (later the Sunshine Harvester Works), built an improved harvester and marketed it as the "Sunshine".

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • International Harvester Co. Aust. Pty. Ltd. - Records, 1899 - 1936, 63/18; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Lack, John, 'The Legend of H. V. McKay', Victorian Historical Journal, 61 (2-3) (1990), 124-157. Details
  • Westmore, Peter, 'Australian Industry: the Case of Sunshine Harvester', News Weekly, 2418 (1993), 12-14. Details


See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee, The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia (Milsons Point, New South Wales: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1994), 38 pp. p.19. McKay Smithy, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC. Details

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