Summary

Colour photograph of two Kodak Australasia employees conversing with Dr Nellie Fisher at her retirement dinner. Here she is holding her retirement gift and speaking with Stuart Sanderson and Stewart Middleton. Other people visible in the background are Jeff Deal and Bob Smith (partly obscured).

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

Woman in green skirt suit and pink floral corsage holds a small blue case and her glasses. She is speaking to two men in suits, their backs to the camera. Other men are visible in the background. The walls of the room are light, wood panelled.

Physical Description

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

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