Colour photograph of Kodak Australasia employees and executives with Dr Nellie Fisher at her retirement dinner. People in the photograph have been identified on the reverse of the image as follows, left to right: Ian (Charlie) Yelland, Nigel Beale, Stewart Middleton, Neil Fisher, George McKillop, John Pollard, Ben Purser (?) and Jim Burkhalter.

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.

Description of Content

Group of 7 men and one woman posing in a large dining hall. Behind them is a tall beige curtain and in the foreground is a table laid with dinnerware, with orange chairs set at it. The woman in the middle of the group is wearing a green skirt suit and pink floral corsage.

Physical Description

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

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