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HV MCKAY MEMORIAL GARDENS

Location

ANDERSON ROAD SUNSHINE, Brimbank City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1953

Heritage Overlay Number

HO10

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

1. The footbridge and gates as shown on diagram 1953 held by the Executive Director 2. All of the land L1as shown on diagram 1953 held by the Executive Director

Statement of Significance

Hugh Victor McKay established the Sunshine Harvester Works in 1889, which produced the Sunshine Harvester for grain harvesting, revolutionising the wheat industry in Australia. McKay had developed the first stripper harvester in the 1880s which became the prime machine for grain harvesting in Australia. McKay moved his works from Ballarat to Braybrook Junction in 1906 and the locality was renamed Sunshine in the following year. The facility expanded to become one of the largest ... more

Year Construction Started 1909
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality BRIMBANK CITY

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