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 the helicopter in the process of landing, with the chimney suspended above a car park, as viewed through a fence at the back of the Coburg complex.

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 shot of a helicopter landing on a wide bitumen tarmac. The photograph is taken through a wire fence. Trees, grass and a clear blue sky are visible in the background.

Physical Description

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

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