A staff bulletin or newsletter issued to Kodak Australasia staff in November, December 1923. This is the seventh issue of the Kodak Works Bulletin and it incorporates all branches of the company.
The Bulletin includes news from various Kodak branches around Australia and New Zealand, and has reports on the Kodak Girls Club, and various Kodak sporting events including cricket and tennis. There are also updates about staff who were ill, as well as notes on recent staff engagements and weddings.
This edition also notes that Thomas and Alice Baker's trip with Eleanor Shaw to England, Europe and the USA was coming to an end with the party being expected back in Australia in early January 1924. Mr A Minter was reported as breeding Black Orpington chickens on the Yarra Grange property, and riots in Melbourne forced the Kodak branch to be barricaded in November, with a photograph illustrating this. Alfred Chambers of the Sydney branch staff won prizes at the Kodak London Photographic competition, and the 1000 pound Australian photographic competition was noted.
This bulletin 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.
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.
20 page A5 paper booklet on glossy lightweight paper stock, stapled along spine. Black and white text and images.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
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Type of item
140 mm (Width), 217 mm (Height)