Twenty-four colour photographs of the Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd factory site in Burnley, January 1972.
The photographs include exterior views of the building, a view of a delivery truck with staff, a forklift, drums and boxes in the factory yard, and interior views showing staff working on production lines with cans of photochemicals, staff working with cardboard packaging and views of drums of chemicals, pallets of product and cardboard packaging in storage.
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.
24 photographs in a photo processing envelope. Two pairs of photographs have been joined together to form a panorama.
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Ms. Kate Metcalf - Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Burnley, Kodak (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., 550-556 Swan Street, Burnley, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1972
Photographs have a red processing stamp on the back stating 'Jan72-M'. Kodak moved out of the Burnley factory in 1974.
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