Hugh Victor McKay 1865 - 1926

Hugh Victor McKay   1865 - 1926

Hugh Victor McKay was born 21 August 1865, and grew up on a farm in Drummartin near Elmore, Victoria.
Driven by frustration with the slow and laborious nature of farm work, and fueled by a persistent and inventive mind, McKay searched for a better and more efficient way of harvesting wheat. At the age of 18 he developed the Sunshine stripper harvester, a machine which revolutionized farming.
Visit Museum Victoria - The Sunshine Harvester Works Website.
This interactive collection of photographs and moving footage illustrates the activities and impact of the agricultural enterprise created by HV McKay from 1900 to the late 1960s.
Click to view Museum Victoria information sheet.

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