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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 reversible disc-plough, pre-1938

This is a model of a single-furrow reversible disc-plough made by H V McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria, before 1938. 

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Model of reversible Melotte mouldboard-plough, 1930s

This is a model of a reversible Melotte mouldboard-plough made at H V McKay Massey Harris, Sunshine, Victoria, in the 1930s. It is fitted with two plough bodies and double front wheels. The adjustable blade-coulter is mounted on the frame above the plough share. Above the front wheels it has a ring which supported the reins ...

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Model of Sunlock mouldboard plough, pre-1928

This is a model of a three-furrow Sunlock mouldboard plough made by H V McKay, Sunshine, Victoria before 1928. The model is 71 cm long x 34 cm wide x 32 cm high.

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Model of a stump-jump mouldboard plough, 1876

This is a model of the world's first stump-jump plough. It has an adjustable weight on a hinged, mouldboard-carrying member which returns the mouldboard to its work after it has risen to pass over an obstacle. The model is 61.5 cm long x 29.0 cm wide x 25.5 cm high.

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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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'The sentimental bloke': in an orchard

This is a still image from the classic Australian silent era film 'The sentimental bloke', which tells the story of Bill (played by Arthur Tauchert), a typical Aussie larrikin, and his courtship and eventual marriage to the love of his life, Doreen. The image shows Bill behind a plough being pulled by a Clydesdale horse ...

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Daniel Harvey with three-furrow plough, 1910-25

This is a black-and-white photograph of Daniel Harvey, founder of Daniel Harvey Ltd, posing with a three-furrow plough that was manufactured by his agricultural machinery company. He has both arms extended as if demonstrating the length of the plough. The plough is displayed on a small table along with three ploughshares. ...

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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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Norma and Thelma Dennis with plough, next to house, Smiths Gully, c1944

This is a black-and-white photograph showing two women, Norma and Thelma Dennis, standing outside their fibro house in Smiths Gully. One of the women is holding a plough. The women are wearing everyday clothes. Behind them is a trailer with the number plate 'AJ316'. A small dog sits to the side. The image is a digital scan ...