Letter from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd facility management to residents of Tilley and Elizabeth Streets, adjacent to the Coburg Factory site, informing them of demolition work. This letter, date August 7 2000, refers to the demolition of four Kodak factory buildings, including Building 20, undertaken between 2000 and 2001. This was an effort by Kodak to cut costs and improve productivity.

The donor, Yvonne Cameron, kept this letter and took photographs of the demolition procedure from her property, adjacent to the site. She 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 also 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 demolition from 2004 - 2011.

This document 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.

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A4 paper page with red and yellow Kodak letterhead and margin.

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