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Invitation - Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd, Invitation for the Official Opening of Kodak Factory in Coburg, 1961 Object Reg. No: HT 30746

Summary:
Invitation, off-white with gold lettering. The invitation is to the official opening of the Kodak factory in Coburg, April 1961.

Construction of the Kodak factory complex in Coburg began in 1957 on 23 hectares of former farmland. Since 1908, Kodak had been operating from the factory in Abbotsford and had gradually outgrown the premises. The Abbotsford factory remained operational while the Coburg plant was being built until it closed in1966. Architect Harry Norris of H A & F L Norris & Associates, created the design for the new factory and individual buildings for the manufacture of silver halide photographic products. The building contract was awarded to Lewis Constructions Pty Ltd. The still uncompleted complex was officially opened on 14 April 1961 by the Prime Minister, Robert G. Menzies with Dr. A Chapman, President of Eastman Kodak Company, in attendance. The complex was the national headquarters of Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.

Kodak 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.

This object part of the Kodak 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.
Description:
Off-white heavy card with gold lettering.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 2005
Acknowledgement:
Courtesy of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 215 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: stationary, photography, invitations, events
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Kodak Heritage Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Photographic Products
Tertiary Classification: opening events
Organisation Named: Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, 14 Apr 1961

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