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Women assembling cameras at Kodak factory, 1958-63

This is a black-and-white photograph showing women assembling cameras at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, some time between 1958 and 1963. The women sit along either side of a bench stacked with Box Brownie camera bodies and front panel sections and can be seen putting them together by hand. The photograph measures ...


'War work! Urgent! Priority!'

This is a black-and-white poster with an illustration of an attractive woman at work in a milk factory, and cans of condensed milk on a production line. The poster is titled 'War Work! Urgent! Priority!'. The text urges Australians to increase milk production to service the war effort. There is also a secondary message ...


Fish cannery at Eden, NSW, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph of a production line at a fish cannery at Eden, on the south coast of New South Wales, in 1956. Female workers are filling cans with pieces of tuna. On the left-hand side, the woman with her left arm stretched out is Jean Fletcher and next to her is Joan Davidson. In the dark top, two ...


British Motor Corporation factory, 1968

This is a black-and-white photograph taken inside a large motor vehicle factory, showing rows of vehicles on a large assembly line at different stages of production. At the end of the production line, a completed car is being inspected by a factory employee. The image is titled, 'Vehicles near completion on the production ...


Ford factory, Melbourne, 1960

This is a segment from an episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It records the official opening on 27 January 1960 of a new Ford car-manufacturing plant in the northern Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows. The opening scene is of Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies being greeted by Ford Australia's ...