Summary

Issue No 36 of the 'Kodak Staff Service Bulletin', 25 August1945. This is titled the 'Victory Issue', and features a poem on the front about the end of the War and returning home. At the front of the Bulletin there is a small cartoon, and to the back an article titled 'Photography Beat the Rocket Bomb', as well as Edgar Rouse's account of his trip to England. These articles were only included in Service personnel's copies.

The Kodak Staff Service Bulletin was issued during World War II by Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd to its employees and their families giving news of war efforts both at home and abroad. Each issue, compiled by volunteer staff of the Kodak Comforts Fund, featured Kodak employee enlistments by branch, casualties, comforts (aid from the Kodak Comforts Fund) and extracts from letters received by employees serving in the War. Later issues include discharges, promotions, cartoons and general news.

The complete series of the bulletin, Issues 1 to 40, ran from 1941 to 1946. These copies were originally housed in the Kodak Business Archive, separated into Issues 1-14 (1941 - 1943), Issues 15-30 (1943 - 1944) and Issues 31-40 (1944-1946).

This document is part of the Kodak 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 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

12 page black and white newsletter, typed. Pages stapled in top left corner. There is a cartoon paper clipped to the top left corner.

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