Kodak Melbourne Memories - Jim Healy, 1951-1984

This 2:36 minute digital story tells the story of Jim Healy and his time working for Kodak Australasia at the Burnley, Abbotsford and Coburg factories. 

Jim Healy began his career in the engineering department in 1951, helping to set up black & white developing facilities at the new Burnley facility. He then worked at Abbotsford doing general maintenance and fabricating equipment for the film and paper coating areas. Jim moved into industrial engineering, improving the design of the camera assembling lines in the Cameras, Reels and Sundries Department in Building 15, before retiring in 1984.

Jim Healy was interviewed as part of the Kodak oral history project. This digital story is an edited extract from his original 1 hour and 4 minute oral history interview.

The images shown are part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, after the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

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