Marie McKinley (later de Camara) posing for a portrait with a group of seven other women. They were all likely employees in the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Powder & Solution Department at Burnley, circa 1950s. Marie is kneeling down in the far right of the front row, holding an apple.

Marie de Camara worked for Kodak for 35 years in total, commencing at Abbotsford, moving to Burnley after 5 years and then finishing up at Coburg for the final seven years of her employment. She spent the majority of her working life at Burnley in the Powder and Solution Department.

The Burnley building was located at 550-556 Swan Street Burnley and was purchased by Kodak in 1950 as the Abbotsford factory became too cramped. The building was previously the Barnes Honey Factory.

Both Kodak's black and white photo finishing laboratory and the Powder and Solution Department (later known as the Photochemical Department) operated out of these premises until1974. The Photochemical Department was transferred to the Coburg factory in 1974, while the photo finishing laboratory closed down at this time because a black and white processing and developing service was no longer provided by Kodak after Burnley was vacated.

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

Group of eight women posing outside in the street. Three women are crouched in the front row, with five standing behind. Some wear coats over their dresses. The woman in the lower right is holding a half eaten apple.

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print, landscape format with white border

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