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Sheep ready for shearing, Swan Hill, 1959

This is a black-and-white image depicting four men herding a group of sheep into a shearing pen on a Swan Hill farm. The photograph is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of photographs at Museum Victoria. Its dimensions are: width, 103 mm x height: 100 mm.

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Horsedrawn stripper harvesters, c1884-1914

This black-and-white photograph shows teams of horsedrawn stripper harvesters in a large unharvested wheat field. The Nicholson and Morrow stripper harvester in the centre of the image is harnessed to four horses and controlled by a driver sitting directly behind them. Similar stripper harvesters can be seen nearby. All ...

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'Founding a Dairy Farm', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative entitled 'Founding a Dairy Farm' was takenby Sydney photographic studio Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts cattle in a field which is in the process of being fenced. The caption, studio number and studio ...

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Men operating a Daniel Harvey tractor-drawn disc cultivator, c1935

This is a black-and-white newspaper cutting of an image showing two men in an orchard operating a Harvey patented tractor-drawn tandem disc cultivator.

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Horsedrawn cultivator manufactured by Daniel Harvey, c1935

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man operating a horsedrawn cultivator in an orchard. The machine was manufactured by Daniel Harvey Ltd of Box Hill, Victoria, agricultural implement manufacturers. The photograph's dimensions are: length 11.2 cm x width 6.6 cm.

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Man shearing sheep, Swan Hill, 1959

This is a black-and-white image depicting a male shearer using electric shears to shear a sheep. It was taken in a shearing shed on a farm in Swan Hill, Victoria, and is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs at Museum Victoria. The photograph's dimensions are: width, 103 mm x height, 100 mm.

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Sunshine harvester at McKay family home, c1884-86

This is a black-and-white photograph of a Sunshine harvester, produced by inventor and industrialist Hugh Victor McKay. The harvester, left, is sitting outside the original wooden-slab 'smithy', or blacksmith's workshop, at the McKay family home at Drummartin, west of Elmore, Victoria. On the right are an unknown bearded ...

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Model of 'Sunray' disc-plough, c1928

This is a model of a two-furrow 'Sunray' disc-plough, manufactured in about 1928 by H V McKay, Sunshine, Victoria. The model is 66.0 cm long x 40.0 cm wide x 41.0 cm high.

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Model of reversible disc-plough, 1899

This is a model of an early form of single-furrow reversible disc-plough, made by H V McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria. It is fitted with a bevel gear reversing mechanism, a seat and four wheels.

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Model of reversible disc-plough, 1919

This is a model of a single-furrow reversible disc-plough made by H V McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria. The disc and seat are carried on a platform with adjustable wheels on each side. A third castor wheel is fitted at the rear and follows in the furrow.

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Model of reversible disc-plough, 1903

This is a model of single-furrow reversible disc-plough made by H V McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria. It is fitted with a seat, a pole and two wheels.

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Model of disc cultivator, c1914

This is a model of a disc cultivator made by H V McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria. It is fitted with foot steerage for the discs. It has wheels that can be angled to facilitate quick movement of the disc gangs when cultivating irregularly planted rows.

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Model of 'Sunrise' plough, pre-1915

This is a model of a three-furrow stump-jump mouldboard 'Sunrise' plough made by H V McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria.

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Model of 'Sunflower' disc cultivator, pre-1915

This is a model of a 'Sunflower' one-way disc cultivator with 13 discs, made by H V McKay, Sunshine, Victoria before 1915. 

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Model of 'Sunrise' plough, post-1906

This is a model of a three-furrow stump-jump 'Sunrise' disc-plough made by H V McKay, Sunshine, Victoria, some time after 1906. It has a metal seat for the operator, and three hand-levers to control steering, and the angle and depth of cut.

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Models of stump-jump plough disc units, pre-1938

This item is made up of models of two different stump-jump disc units made by H V McKay, Sunshine, Victoria, before 1938, and mounted on a wooden base. One is a draught restored stump-jump disc unit of the type fitted to a plough made from 1899 by the Braybrook Implement Co. The second one is a spring restored stump-jump ...

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Model of reversible mouldboard-plough, 1920s

This is a model of a single-furrow, reversible mouldboard-plough made by H V McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria. It is fitted with a single pivoted plough-body and a land wheel. It is 61 cm long x 21 cm wide

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Model of stripper harvester, c1860

This is a model of a stripper, or reaping and threshing machine, manufactured by Joseph Nicholson, Carlton, Victoria, about 1860.

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Arthur O'Connor, his brother and three sisters ploughing, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on St Margaret Island in Gippsland. Arthur O'Connor is driving the plough and his brother and three sisters are pulling it, in about 1910. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Three men on horseback, droving sheep with dogs, c1910

This is a photograph showing Dr Sydney Pern and John Joseph 'JJ' O'Connor droving sheep with another man in the Gippsland hills, around 1910. The image was collected as part of the Melbourne's Biggest Family Album project in 2006. It is a digital scan of the original photograph.