Black and white silver gelatin photograph, framed, of the view along Southampton Crescent, Abbotsford, showing the exterior of the Kodak Australasia factory buildings circa 1940s.

Yarra Grange was originally the home of Thomas Baker. In 1884 he established the Austral Plate Company on this site, (the building on the left) where he made photographic plates.This company was later owned by Thomas Baker and John Rouse in 1894, under the partnership name Baker and Rouse. In the first decade of the 20th century the company and factory site was bought and operated by Kodak. In the late 1950s Kodak moved from Abbotsford to a new factory site at Coburg on the northern outskirts of Melbourne.

Description of Content

Street view with a curved five storey building to the right and to the left, a group of buildings of various storeys. The street is paved and curving to follow the line of the buildings. Five vehicles are parked in the street. There is a pedestrian overpass linking the curved building with a building over the road.

Physical Description

Framed silver gelatin photograph mounted on grey card with text printed beneath, landscape format.

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