Pearl Cleaver, manager of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Powder and Solution Department, pictured sitting outside the Yarra Grange 'cottage' at Kodak's Abbotsford factory, circa 1946-1950. The Powder and Solution Department operated out of part of Yarra Grange at this time, before moving to Burnley.

Yarra Grange was originally Thomas Baker's home. He started making dry plates from here before building a factory next to his house and starting Baker & Rouse, and then later merging with Eastman Kodak to become Kodak Australasia. His home was gradually surrounded by factory buildings and he eventually moved out and left it to be used by the factory staff.

This photograph 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.

Description of Content

Older woman in skirt, cardigan and pearls is seated on a cement banister or balustrade, beside a set of low steps leading to the doorway of a weather-board building. A leafless deciduous tree is visible to the left of the image.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print, portrait format with white border

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