A black and white photograph of a female Kodak Australasia staff member, possibly Diane Jones, smiling at her desk on the 3rd floor of Building 8 in the Kodak factory in Coburg, in1966.

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.

Description of Content

An elderly woman with dark hair and black rimmed glasses and a white cardigan is seated at her desk, reaching for some papers and smiling. There are flowers on her desk, a telephone and office stationery. There is a chair in front of her desk. Behind her is an open plan office with male staff, a patterned office partition with a cupboard in front of it with a vase of flowers on top. Windows and fluorescent ceiling lights are also visible in the background.

Physical Description

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

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