Black and white, silver gelatin photograph of Kodak manufacturing staff group portrait from Kodak Australasia's Burnley factory, Victoria, circa 1955.

Most of the the staff are from the Black and White Developing and Printing Department located in Burnley. The Kodak factory at Burnley was formerly the Barnes Honey factory. The Barnes Honey factory was purchased by Kodak in 1952 to house the professional finishing laboratory and a photochemical department as the Abbotsford factory became too cramped.

In the front row, second on the left is Tom Brennan. Fifth on the left is Arthur Hacket. At the centre, sixth from the left is Harry Horswill. Seventh from the left is Arthur Wonson and third from the right is Reg Veitch. In the second row, first on the left is Don Taylor and standing next to him is John Douglas.

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

Group portrait of seventy four people taken inside a room. There are five rows in a tiered formation, In the front row, seated on chairs there are eleven men. In the second row there are four men and twelve women standing. In the third row there are thirteen women and in the fourth row, there are seventeen women and one man. At the rear, there are sixteen women standing.

Physical Description

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

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