Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of kitchen in Building 9, Amenities, in the newly constructed Kodak factory complex in Coburg, circa 1965.

Building 9, Amenities, had two floors. The ground floor consisted of the Canteen Services Centre which provided a range of food from complete hot meals to sandwiches. The centre served food at regular lunch and dinner times in the canteen and provided meals to the factory for shift workers. It also provided for special occasions and visitor events. This floor also had a large open space room with parquetry dance floor and small stage which was normally set up with chairs and tables as the Canteen, a senior staff dining room, a visitors dining room, a small convenience shop and washroom facilities. The basement floor contained an employees' shop of company products at discounted prices, a small cinema room, a branch of the NAB, Camera Club rooms, toilet block, and later a credit union office. This floor also had a large open space with vinyl tiles on concrete and the east wall had plate glass doors and windows.

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.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

Photograph of an angled view of an industrial kitchen. To the right in the foreground is a sink and draining board. To the left are two free-standing stainless steel work benches with drawers and sinks. A large exhaust extraction unit is visible at the rear of the image as well as further work areas and equipment.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph printed on medium weight paper, landscape format with a white border.

More Information