Black and white photograph of men and women at a formal dinner event, the 'Welcome Home Dinner to Returned Service Personnel of Abbotsford Factory', held on the 01 Feb 1947 at Melbourne Town Hall.

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.

Description of Content

Hundreds of men and women (Kodak staff) in formal attire are seated at three long dining tables. The people at the central table are posing for the photograph. Their table is laid with menus, plates, glasses and bottles of wine. In the background two other tables are visible, full of people. To the left side of the photograph one woman is standing, wearing a white beaded necklace and dark dress.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, somewhat creased with white border.


This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, and specifically traces the history of Kodak and its workforce in Australia, particularly highlighting the social aspect to working life for Kodak staff at this time.

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