A fair dinkum Kodak Moment

The amazing thing was the relatively benign toll the years had taken on the folk gathered for the Kodak reunion last Saturday at the Town Hall Hotel, Balmain.

Although there seemed to be some kind of weird hyper-gravitational force dragging looser bits and pieces of the ex-Kodakers downwards, everyone looked in remarkably good form.

Over 70 ex-Kodak employees (with John Swainston in attendance in his usual industry role as photographer) came from NSW and beyond to quote Peter Rose, ‘to swap “war stories”, and more importantly, to renew old friendships.’ A few drinks were also imbibed.

Prizes were given for those who travelled the furthest to attend, (Alan Logue from SA, and Rod Attenborough from FNQ). John Swainston was joined by Peter Rattray in capturing the day in pictures..

And speaking of pictures – we present a selection below. But there’s a problem! I left seeking help with the captioning too late, so i haven’t been able to include as many as I would have liked.

Go to Peter Rattray’s Kodak Reunion Flickr page and John Swainston’s Kodak Reunion Flickr page if you just can’t get enough of pictures of old guys (and a few old girls) from Kodak.

Special thanks to Billy McCall for organising the event and ‘Balmain’ Barry Bidwell for organising the venue.

To quote Peter once again: ‘A lovely day and one that will be remembered.’
– Keith Shipton (Corporate Affairs & Public Relations)

Steve Gerring and Barry Bidwell. (Pic: John Swainston)

Steve Geering and Barry Bidwell. (Pic: John Swainston)

Reunion organiser Billy McColl presents the far-flung Alan Logue (Hutt St Photo) with his award for just being there.

Reunion organiser Billy McCall presents the far-flung Alan Logue (Hutt St Photo) with his award for just being there. (Pic: Peter Rattray)

Stuart Holmes (IPS) and Alan Brightman (Canon) and the portrait bought down from the attic.

Stuart Holmes (IPS), Alan Brightman (Canon) and the portrait bought down from the attic. Then look what happened!

Micheal Theodos, Emory Scott and Judy Scott. (Pic: John Swainston)

Micheal Theodos, Emory Scott and Judy Scott. (Pic: John Swainston)

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Justin Wright and Norbert Schmiedeberg. (Pic: John Swainston)

Neville Armstrong and Mark Lee.

Neville Armstrong and Mark Lee. (Pic: Peter Rattray)

Bill Black and

Bill Black and  Tony Healy (Pic: Peter Rattray)

Gary Winter (Friedman Group) and Peter Rose (PMA)

Gary Winter (Friedman Group) and Peter Rose (PMA)

Alan Brightman, Justin Wright, Peter Rattray Mark Lee, John Parkinson and David Hill

Alan Brightman, Justin Wright, Peter Rattray Mark Lee, John Parkinson and David Hill.

James Roberts and Rick Morar. (Pic: John Swainston)

James Roberts and Rick Morar. (Pic: John Swainston)

 

Keith Shipton (Photo Counter) and photo industry boy genius, David Slade (IPS).

Keith Shipton (Photo Counter) and photo industry boy genius, David Slade (IPS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 thoughts on “A fair dinkum Kodak Moment

  1. Thanks to Billy McCall. This was a great day, and well worth coming over to. The Sydney 2000 T Shirt was a bonus!!!!
    Lets do it again in another 10 year!

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