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In its heyday the Sunshine stripper harvester represented the cutting edge of farming technology. It could strip, thresh, winnow and bag grain in one operation, drastically reducing the number of people needed to harvest a crop.
The National Museum of Australia’s stripper harvester was one of 2161 harvesters built at the Sunshine Harvester Works in 1911. It was used for many years on Wood Dale, a farm near Cootamundra in New South Wales.
The Museum's Sunshine harvester
How does a Sunshine stripper harvester work?
National Museum of Australia and Roar Film