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

Image of a part of the factory complex where some 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). There are two concrete 100,000 gal (455,000 litre) storage tanks for incoming raw water in the foreground. They provided sufficient capacity for the fire pumps and sprinkler system in the event of a major fire in the factory. Most raw water used by the Power House and factory production required treatment. The area shown surrounding these tanks was to be used by the future tank farm and treatment equipment.

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 complex site under construction. In the foreground are two concrete 100,000 gal (455,000 litre) storage tanks for the fire sprinkler system, the site security fence and sealed roads around the Power House. In the background, earthworks for future buildings is underway, while residential housing and farmland can be seen on the distant horizon.

Physical Description

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

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