A black and white photograph two Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd staff members, identified as Ray, and Paul McFarlane. They are seated at a desk in Building 8 of the Kodak factory in Coburg.

This photo was taken around 1969 to 1970 by Louis Shane Allan (commonly known as Shane) who worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles. He started off in planning and stock control, later moving to managing government contracts, before he became Kodak's Ombudsman with the job of resolving difficult problems with customers. He worked in Brisbane for 2 years from 1975 to 1977.

This image was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

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 and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.Shane worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles.

Description of Content

Two men in shirt and tie seated at an office desk turning back to face the camera. Behind them is an open plan office and glass partitioned walls. On the desk is a coffee cup, papers, and file folders.

Physical Description

Black & white, landscape format silver gelatin photograph with white border.

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