Framed, black and white silver gelatin photograph of staff from the Research Laboratory at Kodak Australasia factory, Abbotsford, Victoria, 1947-1948.

Standing in the back row from left to right: Bert Brett, Jock Keir, Len Wells, Dr Lewis, John Smibert, [unidentified], Orm Goble. Seated in the middle row from left to right: Pauline Harrold, Sharley Meredith, Joan Gamble, Betty Coats, Betty Eames, Kath Grewar, Mavis Dixon, Trudy Mendell, Mary Meadley. Seated in the front from left to right: Bryan Edwards, Nellie Fisher, Mary Kerr, [unidentified].

The Abbotsford factory was initially the site of the Austral Plate Company, created by Thomas Baker, a pharmaceutical chemist, in 1884. After Baker went into partnership with accountant, John Rouse, to develop the photographic manufacturing company, Baker and Rouse Pty Ltd, they proposed a merger with Eastman Kodak in 1907. In 1908, Australian Kodak Limited was formed and evolved to become what is known today as Kodak Australasia. The Abbotsford site remained the base for the operations of Kodak Australasia until the late 1950s.

Description of Content

Group portrait of three rows of men and women in garden setting. Portrait consists of twenty people.

Physical Description

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

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