Black and white silver gelatin photograph, view looking west and down from the west end of the cooling tower platform of Building 11, Power House, Kodak factory, Coburg, May 1959.

In this image, the original security fence surrounding the work site has been relocated to the outer boundaries of the complex. It now includes the preparatory site works of the future buildings to be located towards the west (Building 12 Engineering Workshops, Building 13 Paper Finishing, Building 14 Garage, Building 15 Cameras Reels & Sundries). The second leg of the services gantry system has been erected, along the north side of Biggs Road as far as the Building 2 Emulsion Making take-offs. The Building 13 site has been levelled ready for the foundation work to commence, with scaffolding and building materials stored in readiness on the site of Building 12 Engineering Workshops.

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

In this landscape view looking towards the west and down from the west end of the cooling tower of the Building 11 Power House, preparatory work has commenced on the sites of future buildings. Builders' huts, machinery and materials are shown spread around the work site, with Edgar's Creek valley, open farmland and resident housing in the distance.

Physical Description

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

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