Black and white silver gelatin photograph featuring Accounts staff at work at their desks and offices located in Building 8, in the newly constructed Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory complex in Coburg, circa 1964. This was a test negative processed by the Kodak Negative Testing Department.

Building 8 which housed the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd Head Offices and Sales and Marketing Division. Architect Harry Norris of H A & F L Norris & Associates, created the design for the new factory and individual buildings, while the building contract was awarded to Lewis Constructions Pty Ltd. It consisted of four sections: the main office building of five floors plus services basement and under car parking area; the services block that consisted of five floors plus basement and additional sixth floor and elevator room; the reception area which was a single floor at ground level with under-floor amenities area (later filled in as a marketing theatre and entertaining area) and the computing centre block which was a single floor at ground level with under floor access for computer services.

Kodak 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.

This photograph is part of the Kodak 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

Open plan office with several rows of desks with male and female staff working at books and accounting machines. Windows with vertical blinds at back and enclosed offices with glass windows to the right.

Physical Description

Black and white, silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper; landscape format with white border. Stamped on reverse.

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