Summary

Metal and wooden plaque with the Australian Made logo, taken from the Kodak factory site at Coburg. This plaque was presented to Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd "in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the "Australian Made" campaign" - an initiative launched by the Bob Hawke Labour Government in 1986 and run initially by the Advance Australia Foundation and later by the organisation Australian Made Campaign Limited. While Kodak imported and distributed many products from overseas-based Kodak manufacturers, Kodak Australasia manufactured film, photographic chemicals, photographic paper, camera parts, reels and other photographic accessories in the Coburg plant.

This plaque 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 manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to the Australasia region, 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

Cast metal attached to a wooden plaque, with large Australian Made logo (green triangle with gold kangaroo). The plaque has Velcro on the back for attaching to a wall.

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