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Gates commemorate Hugh Victor McKay, founder of the Sunshine Harvester Works.

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.

Location

Address:Barclay Reserve, Sunshine, 3020
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.784167
Long: 144.800833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…
Source: VMR,MA,ADB
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