A black and white photograph of an elderly female Kodak Australasia staff member, possibly Rita, who was in charge of imports. She is seated at her desk on on the 3rd floor of Building 8 in the Kodak factory in Coburg, in 1966.
This photo was taken 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.
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An elderly woman with white hair and tinted, round glasses is seated in a padded, white vinyl office chair at a desk. She has papers in her hand a book open in front of her. In the foreground an open drawer and filing cabinet are visible. Behind her is an open plan office with male staff, a patterned office partition, and fluorescent lights all visible in the background.
Black & white, portrait format silver gelatin photograph with white border.
Donation from Shane Allan, 6/11/2013
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Photograph, 5 in. x 3½ in., Black & White
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