Black and white photograph of Betty Parkes (now Betty Radstake) and her workmates from the Testing Department, taken outside the Kodak factory, Coburg, 1964. Pictured, left to right: Amelia Williams, Robyn Sterry, Betty Parkes and Carmel Cintolo.

Betty began work for Kodak as secretary to the canteen manager and secretary to the manager of the waste survey department at Abbotsford in the 1950s. She left to start a family, then returned to Kodak at the Coburg plant in 1961, where she worked as a densitometer operator in the Testing Department.

This image contributes to the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd 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.

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Four women in white protective uniforms leaning on a white railing outside factory buildings. Woman at left holds a handbag. Woman second from left holds an icecream.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph, landscape format, with white border.

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