Black and white silver gelatin photograph, view south from Building 6, Distribution, roof features the plant room, Kodak factory, Coburg, circa 1961.
This image features the south service block north-facing wall, with ventilated and glass windowed sections, personnel access steel walkways, and the services gantry piping on the left. The centre storm water drain is visible to the right of the steel clad roof.
The Distribution Centre received photographic goods imported from Eastman Kodak and other suppliers, and product manufactured at the Coburg factory. These goods were then disassembled, stored, repacked to order and delivered to customers. While this building went through many internal changes, the major one was to accommodate the introduction of container traffic in the early 1970s. The volume of business finally outgrew the capacity of this building and it was replaced in 1979 by the high-rise Kenneth Allen Distribution Centre (Building 21) at the Newlands Road entry of the Coburg complex. Building 6 then became a 'mixed use' building, including the interim storage of product and engineering items and housing the Customer Equipment Services operations for many years.
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 after the manufacturing plant at Coburg had closed down the year before.
Description of Content
View of a rooftop of a building. To the left are a series of pipes running the length of the building from the foreground into the distance. Next to the pipes on the left is a walkway and railing. There is a room structure on the roof with ventilated screening. The aluminium roofing is visible.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, landscape format.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Back, stamp: '62005'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Photograph
253 mm (Width), 202 mm (Height)