Black and white photographic group portrait of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd employees, standing on a verandah in the Coburg factory grounds, April 1968. This was taken during Harry Horsewill's visit to the plant at 80 years of age. On the reverse, the staff have been identified as follows, left to right: Ernie Van de Velde (film finishing), Neil Payne (Finance), Syd Reeves (Plumbers Foreman), Bill West, George Richardson (Superintendant, Roll Film), Harry Horswill (Superintendant of B/W Printing & Developing at Burnley), unknown, Ian Yelland (Emulsions Operations Superintendant), Len Woodger (Silver Recovery), Bert Talbot (Electricians Foreman), Stan Hawkins (Colour Print & Processing Manager), Jack Keir (Customer Service Colour Print & Processing)'.
A comment written on the reverse of this image notes that between the group, they totalled 433 years of service.
This image complements 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.
Description of Content
Group of men in suits on verandah standing behind a painted metal railing, glass, curtained windows visible behind. There are four flags on poles, attached to the railing.
Black and white silver gelatin photographic print, landscape format, with white border
Donation from Terry Yelland, 21/02/2013
Place & Date Depicted
Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Apr 1968
Date '1 Apr 1968' has been crossed out on the reverse side of the image, where it was date stamped. But it may have been 1st April 1968
Photograph, 5 in. x 7 in., Black & White
Type of item