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The Sunshine harvester

For many decades, Sunshine Harvester Works was a significant landmark in Sunshine, a suburb in Melbourne’s industrial west. Curator Leah Bartsch explores research into the stories and objects of Sunshine.

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Sunshine stripper harvesterThis stripper harvester was manufactured by H V McKay's Sunshine Harvester Works in Victoria in 1911. It carries the serial number 41452 indicating it was the 508th harvester manufactured at the Works that year. This wood framed harvester, which was used on a farm near Cootamundra, NSW up to the mid-1950s, has a 5' cut (comb) an...
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