Black and white, glass plate negative of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory at Abbotsford, oblique view from across the Yarra River, circa 1940s. This shows various warehouses and outbuildings with a large area of refuse and rubbish on the upper banks of the river. The larger factory buildings and chimney stacks are in the background.

This is one of 5 glass negatives contained within a box. 11 negatives in total (5 glass plates and 6 cellulose acetate negatives in glassine bags). Negatives all feature exterior views of the Abbotsford factory, and the box they came in was marked 'Mr Collins: Factory'.

This image is part of the Kodak 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.

Description of Content

Oblique view of factory complex from high vantage point across a river. Various warehouses and outbuildings in the foreground with the larger factory buildings visible in the background. Tennis courts can be seen on the right, with a small pony or horse in front of them. There are trees and a river in the foreground also.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, full plate, landscape format

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