Plaque presented to Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd staff at Abbotsford by the ex-servicemen and women of the Sydney Kodak branch, thanking them for services provided through the Kodak Comforts Fund during World War II, 1939-1945.

Kodak Australasia established the Kodak Comforts Fund in 1941. Kodak employees volunteered, donated money and goods, and raised funds in order to support and provide comforts to employees enlisted in the Armed Forces, sending care packages and regular Staff Service Bulletins.

This object is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Physical Description

Etched metal bolted to a wooden plaque, with Australian military insignia decals attached. Has six holes on the back for attaching to a wall.

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