Manuscript written by Margaret D Gauntlett, titled 'A History of Kodak Limited', issued by Kodak Limited in Harrow, England, 1978.

This manuscript was circulated around the staff at Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, presumably as a model of a Kodak company history for the Australian branch to emulate. Some Kodak Australasia staff had contact with Harrow staff for professional development, and would have been familiar with the stories that the history tells.

Part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writing Kodak's company history in the 1980s.

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.

Physical Description

176 page manuscript with yellow card front and back cover. The cover has become unattached to the cloth binding, as have several of the pages.


This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia. It specifically outlines the history of Kodak Limited in England, a subsidiary of Kodak like Australia was. This history highlights the global nature of the Kodak photographic business, and the relationships between Kodak's subsidiaries around the world. It will provide insights into the similarities and differences between Kodak in England and Australia.

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