One of six colour 35mm Kodachrome slide transparencies featuring the removal of a lid by helicopter from the chimney at the former Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory in Coburg circa 1974. This particular image features a close view of the the helicopter hovering with the lid suspended from it, above the chimney.

The photographs were taken by former Kodak employee, Yvonne Cameron. Yvonne not only worked in the canteen and staff shop at Coburg from 1964 to 1975, she was an active member of the Kodak Camera Club. She lived in a street behind the factory and watched as the factory was constructed in the late 1950s, saw through its various phases of development and then she witnessed its final closure and destruction from 2004 -2011.

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.

Description of Content

Low-angle view of brick factory chimney against a blue sky. Power lines are visible in foreground. A helicopter hovers above the chimney with a large metal disc suspended from it by cable.

Physical Description

35mm, positive Kodachrome colour film mounted in paper slide frame. Portrait format.

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