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Digital Photograph - Control Laboratory, Monsanto Chemicals Australia, Footscray West, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110498

Black and white photograph featuring a man working in the Monsanto Chemicals Australia control laboratory, in Footscray West in December 1956.

David Meale, who took this photograph, worked as a trainee chemist at Monsanto. He would work there during the day and go to Melbourne Technical College to study at night. David would practice basketball with the Monsanto team at lunchtimes, and he remembers 'Most of his friends in the basketball team were doing the same diploma.'

This photograph was collected as part of Melbourne's Biggest Family Album in 2006.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
View of interior of a chemical laboratory, with apparatus, flasks and gas pipes on benches. A man is working on the left hand side.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mr David Meale, 2006
Contributed by Mr David Meale
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: chemicals, laboratories, manufacturing
Themes this item is part of: Working Lives & Work Places in Photographs, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Chemicals - Industrial
Tertiary Classification: sports teams
Inscriptions: Control laboratory, Dec. 1956
Organisations Depicted: Monsanto Chemicals Australia Ltd
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: West Footscray, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1956
Photographer: Mr David Meale


Franis Noonan Posted on 13 Mar 2010 2:01 PM
The above photo is captioned Digital Photograph - Control Laboratory, Monsanto Chemicals Australia, Footscray West, 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 110498.

Under the heading of Place Depicted it states footscray West, victoria, Australia.

THERE IS NO SUBURB CALLED Footscray West. The legal and correct name for the suburb is, naturally, WEST FOOTSCRAY. Check with the State Government office for place names which is the legal authority for place names in Victoria.

yours Faithfully

Francis Noonan
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Mar 2010 12:46 PM
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