Summary

Photograph of Noel Swan, who was a Kodak Australasia employee who enlisted in the Air Force in 1943 during WWII, and later returned to his job in 1946. He was photographed here as a wartime visitor to his workplace, the Kodak factory at Abbotsford.

Noel worked in the D & P (Developing & Printing) Department at Abbotsford. At Kodak, Noel developed film and mixed chemicals then later worked developing and printing V-Mail, which were microfilmed letters, designed to reduce the weight of mail during the war when air transport was restricted.

He was closely involved with playing basketball for Kodak after the war and assisted with the establishment of the Business Houses Association basketball league. Some of the games were played at the Royal Exhibition Building, and staff also played practice games at Kodak during lunch-times. He later left the company to become a travelling salesman at companies such as Motor Spares and EMI, and worked on the road for a variety of companies until he retired at age 77.

Description of Content

Portrait of man in military uniform.

Physical Description

Black and white photo, portrait format, with white border, glued to album page 44.

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