Black and white photograph of Building 9, Amenities, under construction at the Kodak factory complex in Coburg, circa 1960.
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.
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
View of construction site. In the foreground is cleared undulating land with dirt mounds. In the mid-ground, a building is under construction and to the rear of this is a multi-storey brick building. Two mobile cranes are positioned at the site with workers. To the right, behind the worker's huts, is a gantry system.
Black and white landscape photograph mounted to cardboard
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Photograph, Black & White
Type of item
603 mm (Width), 176 mm (Height)