Alternative Name(s): Magazine.

Staff newsletter titled 'Australian Kodakery', Issue No 5, November 1968, published by Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria. The series runs from Issue No 1, July 1968 to No 171, June 1985. Missing issues no 87 and 110. Normally published monthly, with some exceptions, it was succeeded by 'Kodak News', which continued numbering with no 172, July 1985.

Feature articles in November's 'Australian Kodakery' include 'Motion Picture Training Course Held at Coburg', reporting on what they call the largest and most intensive technical training course for colour motion picture product ever held in Australia, and 'The Invasion of Townsville', discussing an exhibition currently on display at the Townsville Branch. This exhibition was developed in collaboration with Army personnel from the recently established Army base at Lavarack, just outside of Townsville. New release products are advertised with text and accompanying photographs. Products include improved Kodak slide mounts, the Instamatic 233 and the Instamatic 314. An article titled 'Do you want to play?' comments on the number of complaints that the editors have received from readers about articles and topics in the newsletter. The editor suggests that if there is something in particular that the reader would like to see in the Kodakery, they must write in and contribute. An article of interest regarding images taken from space crafts ('Automatic Picture Transmission from Space Craft') is included in this edition, including photographs taken from space that are transmitted directly to the weather station in Melbourne. Regular columns published include 'Kodak Around the World'; 'Employee Benefits'; 'Classified Advertisements', 'Retirements'; 'Engagements, Marriages, Births and Deaths'; 'Coburg Chatter'; 'Bits from Branches'; 'Sport, Recreation, Clubs, Hobbies'.

This document is part of the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd 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 and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

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6 page black and white paper newsletter

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