Black and white photograph featuring a group portrait of ten male and female Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd staff, taken in the grounds of the Abbotsford factory around the 1940s.

This group could possibly be the Emulsion Laboratory or Research Laboratory staff. First woman at left might be Sharley Meredith. Second woman from left is possibly Betty Coates.

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.

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A group portrait taken outside of ten (10) male and female Kodak staff. The front row (seated on a bench) are dressed in white lab coats, the back row (standing) in dark lab coats

Physical Description

Black and white landscape photograph featuring group portrait of ten male and female Kodak staff.


This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, and specifically traces the history of Kodak and its workforce in Australia, bringing the factory workers to life through a visual medium.

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