Colour photograph of Stewart Middleton giving a speech from his place at the table of honour for Dr Nellie Fisher's retirement dinner. Dr Nellie Fisher is visible to the right of Middleton. On the reverse of the image, people have been identified as follows, from left to right: Henry Foote, Stuart Sanderson, Joe Page, Stewart Middleton, Nel Fisher and Elvin Teasdale.

Dr Fisher, an industrial chemist who had worked at Kodak Limited in Harrow, Britain, immigrated to Australia to work at Kodak Australasia as Manager of the Sensitizing Laboratory (Emulsion Laboratory), where she was employed from 1939 until 1962. She was a significant contributor to Kodak Australasia's manufacturing success.

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 people (5 men and 1 woman) are seated along a table laid with a white cloth and dinnerware, jugs of water and a bouquet of flowers. One man is standing and looking down at the table. In the background there is a tall beige curtain, wood panelled walls and more flowers and foliage.

Physical Description

Square, colour photograph with white border. Inscriptions and date stamp on reverse

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