Packaging for a Hawkeye Pocket Instamatic camera manufactured by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, 1974-1979.

Australian actress Susan Hanaford is featured in photographs on the packaging.

This object 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.

Physical Description

Cardboard box packaging. Kodak museum sticker on back of box and evidence that one was once adhered to the camera itself.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Kodak Heritage Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005

  • Acknowledgement

    Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.

  • Manufacturer

    Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1974-1979
    Pocket Instamatics were first made internationally in 1973 but were made at Coburg from early 1974. It is unclear when Coburg stopped making them but worldwide they were supposedly made until 1979. The Coburg factory stopped making all cameras in 1981 according to former Kodak engineers. Australian Kodakery, No. 50, Feb / March 1974, p.5; Kodakery, No. 82, September 1977, pps. 1, 3;

  • Inscriptions

    On top of box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / KODAK / HAWKEYE / Pocket / INSTAMATIC / Camera / Outfit' On one side of the box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / KODAK (Australasia) PTY LTD / MELBOURNE / AUSTRALIA / CAT 475 8702' On one side of the box: 'Kodak Hawkeye / OUTFIT CONTAINS / Kodak Hawkeye camera / Kodacolor II film - 20 exposure / Magicube flash and extender / Wrist strap Instructions' On back, front and flap of box: 'Kodak Hawkeye'

  • Classification

    Photography, Image making equipment, Cameras

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    186 mm (Width), 124 mm (Depth), 66 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of box

  • References

    James & Joan McKeown (Eds.), 'McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras 2001-2002', Centennial Photo Service, United States of America, 2001

  • Keywords

    Photographic Products, Cameras, Lenses, Optical Technology, Photography, Instant Photography, Box Cameras