Photograph of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd staff in Sydney, from the Annandale & the George Street branches, after their inter-office cricket match at the Kyeemagh Polo Ground, circa 1946-1948.

This match was apparently held after WWII, when the Kodak workers who had been at war had returned. The photograph was sent by former Sydney employee Les Bizzill to his old colleague Fred J. McGill in Sydney's Retail Service Centre, who forwarded the image to Joan Hunt at Coburg for the 'Trip Down Memory Lane' segment in the Kodakery newsletter circa 1977. It does not appear to have been published in the Kodakery.

Pictured, left to right:
Front row: Jack Hayes, Bill Shaw, Ern Harris, Les Clegg, Joe White, Arthur Bullock, Ron O'Brien, Les Bizzell
Middle row: Alf Potter, Roy/Ray Graves, George Ford, Ray Norris, Reg Witcombe, Len Beckett, Jack Leidberg, Jim Ford
Back Row: Bernie?, Noel Cranston, Les Host, Ray Hillman, Bill Ingram, ?, Jim Murray (obscured), Ted Stewart, Bill Carr.

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

Group of 25 men seated on open grassy hill wearing cricket whites. One holds a cricket bat.

Physical Description

Black & white photograph, landscape format, with white border and paper overlay to identify staff. No corresponding numbered key exists, but two other documents identify staff.

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