Black and white silver gelatin photograph, view looking north-west and down from the west end of the cooling tower of Building 11, Power House, Kodak factory, Coburg, November 1958.

Image of part of the factory complex where some of the initial earthworks is underway, outlining the location of future buildings outside of the existing security fence (North-east Carpark and Building 20 Colour Print & Processing directly north, and North Carpark and Building 12 Engineering Workshops to the left). In the foreground is the site security fence next to a sealed road and an area to be used for a water treatment tank farm. A concrete water tank is just in view on the right of the photograph.

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

This is a landscape view of a factory site under construction. In the foreground is the site security fence, a sealed road and a concrete water tank just in view. In the background, some earthworks for future buildings can be seen this side of Edgars Creek valley with open farmland on the distant bank. Builders' huts, machinery and drainage pipes can be seen around the earthworks.

Physical Description

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

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