Colour photograph of Kodak Australasia employees Neil Lewis and Dr Nellie Fisher at Dr Fisher's retirement dinner. Here she appears to be opening a presentation box containing a gift.

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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Woman in green suit and pink floral corsage holds an open blue presentation box and her glasses. She is speaking with a man in a double breasted suit, with pale hair and moustache. He is laughing. Behind them a table and stage with beige curtains are visible.

Physical Description

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

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