Black and white photograph of Dr Nellie Fisher with other female Kodak Australasia employees. Dr Fisher is 2nd from the left, and third from the left is Nell Cameron. Others pictured: Jean Jeffries, Dorothy Jeffries, Betty Coates, Sister McBean (Kodak nurse), Norma Peck and *'Miss Parmentil'. This was likely taken at Kodak's Abbotsford factory.

Left to right (possible order) Dorothy Jeffries, Dr Nellie Fisher, Nell Cameron, Norma Peck, Alma *Parmenter, Betty Coates, Jean Jeffries and Sister McBean.

Dr Fisher, an industrial chemist who had worked at Kodak Limited in Harrow, Britain, immigrated to Australia to work at Kodak Australasia as Manager of the Sensitizing Laboratory (Emulsion Laboratory), where she was employed from 1939 until 1962. She was a significant contributor to Kodak Australasia's manufacturing success.

This image is part of 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.

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.

Description of Content

Portrait of eight women positioned behind a desk. Three of the women (one in a nurse's veil) are seated at the desk, there are two telephones, desk calendar, and a typewriter in front of them. A photograph of someone in the snow is on the wall at left.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photographic print, landscape format, with white border.

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