Black and white, silver gelatin photograph taken by Mark Strizic of an exterior view of the Security and Medical, Building 10, in the newly constructed Kodak factory complex in Coburg, circa 1965.

Building 10, Medical and Security, had only one floor. At the west end there was a Medical Centre equipped with facilities similar to a normal general practice including x-ray and physiotherapy. A Medical Doctor and two Registered Nurses were in attendance full time, with a part-time Physiotherapist. At the east end there was a Security Centre equipped with central alarm systems and communications for the security staff located at all manned entrances and on patrol. A small PBX room with four women staff was located adjacent to the Security Centre (later replaced by an electronic PABX in Building 9 in 1985].

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 the exterior of a single storey building. The image focuses on a side view featuring a sheltered walkway covered by an awning supported by steel poles. This side of the building has clear and blind windows and a doorway. At the front and side of the building is a grass area. At the right end of the building, painted in black is the text, 'BLD 10'.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.

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