Colour photograph of Kodak Australasia employees and executives with Dr Nellie Fisher, as she reads her retirement card, presented at her retirement dinner. People in the photograph have been identified on the reverse of the image as follows, left to right: Elvin Teasdale, Stewart Middleton, Edgar Rouse, Nel Fisher, and Neil Lewis.

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 4 men and one woman gathered in a circle in front of a stage set with beige curtains, and behind a dining table. The woman, in a green skirt suit, is reading a card.

Physical Description

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

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