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Sunshine Harvester

Sunshine Harvester'
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The cutting-edge combine harvester, Melbourne factory tour and the 1911 strike.


Collection highlights

Domestic and decorative ceramic wares from Australia's oldest working pottery.
A rare collection linked to the history of agriculture and industry in Australia.
Owned by BHP manager and industrialist Essington Lewis, an early supporter of the Holden car.
The definitive model for millions of cars and the sole survivor of three test sedans shipped to Australia.
A mechanical shearing handpiece presented to champion shearer Jack Howe by the Wolseley company in 1893.
A tuckerbox and wharfies' hook from Aboriginal activist and waterside worker Joe McGuiness.
Fifteen drawing instruments in a presentation case owned and used by architect John Smith Murdoch.
A step-through ladies' safety bike from about 1910, designed by Marion's husband, Arthur.
A woodblock engraving of Melbourne in about 1875 by artist Thomas Carrington.
One of a fleet of horsedrawn vehicles used by the Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society from the 1940s.
Furniture, tools and leatherwork from a saddlery run by three generations of the Quail family in Cooma.
Snapshots of mining and life in 1860s Queensland from geologist and photographer Richard Daintree.
Tools, models and memorabilia from one of Australia's greatest engineering feats.
A large 1920s Waterside Workers' Federation banner linked to the nation's oldest trade union.