Voices from the H.V. McKay Memorial Gardens – Sunshine’s Heritage
Interviews and projected photographs from people who have worked, played and married in the heritage listed H. V. McKay Memorial Gardens in Sunshine are brought to life. Australia's oldest remaining industrial gardens have many stories to tell. Join us for stories from four decades.
The H.V. McKay Memorial Gardens in Sunshine were established in 1909 by H. V. McKay adjacent to his factory for his workers and their families to enjoy.
Australia’s oldest remaining industrial garden has many stories to tell. Interviews from people echo through the auditorium as projected pictures bring their memories to life. Work, play, family, friends and marriage are about the stories they tell.
The migrant family wedding and mother’s displeasure that photos were not taken in a photography studio, the young man who enjoyed a nightcap or two with friends after a night at the local dance, not yet ready to go home and the “Egyptian mummy” who was moved on by the gardener, leaving people shaking their heads at what the world was coming to.
These stories span almost 10 decades, reflecting the way we were and are now, the Gardens unearthed.
Last updated 20/04/2017