Colour photograph of Edgar Rouse reading Dr Nellie Fisher's retirement card at the dinner for Dr Fisher's retirement from Kodak Australasia. On the reverse of the image, people have been identified as follows, from left to right: Joe Page, Dr Nellie Fisher, Elvin Teasdale, Edgar Rouse, Neil Lewis and John Habersberger.

Dr Fisher, an industrial chemist who had worked at Kodak Limited in Harrow, Britain, immigrated to Australia to work at Kodak Australasia as Manager of the Sensitizing Laboratory (Emulsion Laboratory), where she was employed from 1939 until 1962. She was a significant contributor to Kodak Australasia's manufacturing success.

This image 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 Australasia Pty Ltd 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.

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Group of men in suits standing around a man reading a large card. A woman in a green skirt suit stands opposite, her back to the camera.

Physical Description

Square, colour photograph with white border. Inscriptions and date stamp on reverse

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