Summary

Colour photograph of Joe Page and Dr Nellie Fisher at her retirement dinner. Page is presenting Fisher with her retirement gift. The man in the background has been identified as Stewart Middleton.

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

A woman in green skirt suit, glasses and floral corsage and a man in suit, glasses, and a red tie holding a small reflective blue box. Behind them are two tables laid with white cloth and dinnerware. A man stands to the right of the shot. Beyond that is a stage with beige curtain.

Physical Description

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

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