Booklet issued by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, outlining the history of Kodak in Australia, and detailing its current (as of June 1975) administration and manufacturing processes at its Coburg factory.

It features colour photographs to illustrate the various activities and sites at the factory, and includes a number of diagrams, including an emulsion production flow diagram, and an Executive Chart, dated 7 April 1975.

In 1975, Kodak was the only company in Australia manufacturing photographic films, papers and cameras, and held great economic and strategic significance. The factory in Coburg consisted of several key departments, including Administration - Data Processing Services; Manufacturing Division Sensitised Goods - Sensitising, Finishing, Photochemicals, and Film & Paper; Manufacturing Division - Color Print and Processing, and Engineering; Supply and Distribution Division; Research Laboratory; Employee Relations Division; and Marketing Division. The company employed about 3,800 men and women, with about 2,500 based at Coburg.

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, educational, defence, scientific and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This booklet 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.

Physical Description

16 page booklet with a yellow card cover, and white plastic comb binding. Pages are printed with colour photographs integrated into the text, and some diagrams. Pages are printed with text only on one side.

More Information