Ten colour photographs of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory site in Burnley, January 1972.

The photographs show staff work areas, including staff working on a production line with tins of photochemical product and a view of a staff recreation area with table tennis table, bats and balls, adjacent to a work space with a largeToledo industrial scale machine. Other images show interior views of packaging and materials storage areas, some with 'photo chem' product crates and tins, and also exterior views of the building and factory yard.

The Burnley facility was located at 550-556 Swan Street Burnley and was purchased by Kodak in 1950 as the Abbotsford factory became too cramped. The building was previously the Barnes Honey Factory.

Both Kodak's black and white photo finishing laboratory and the Powder and Solution Department (later known as the Photochemical Department) operated out of these premises until1974. The Photochemical Department was transferred to the Coburg factory in 1974, while the photo finishing laboratory closed down at this time because a black and white processing and developing service was no longer provided by Kodak after Burnley was vacated.

These objects are 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.

Physical Description

10 colour photographs in a photo processing envelope.

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