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Passport - Issued to AG Maclaurin, by United Kingdom, 2 Aug 1927 Document Reg. No: HT 8280

British Passport for AG Maclaurin valid from 2 August 1927 until 2 August 1932. This is the passport which Archie used when he migrated to Australia.

Archie was born in 1904 in Westham London. He trained as a printer and sought work in Australia as there were few opportunities in England; he migrated on the 'Jervis Bay' in 1928. Before migrating he commenced negotiations with the general manager of the Commonwealth Bank Note Printing Branch Fitzroy, who assisted Maclaurin in securing employment at McLaren & Co Pty Ltd Colour Printers in Fitzroy. He then moved to Spicers & Depmont Printers and Stationers before an opening came up for a machinist at the Note Printing Branch, where he worked for 32 years.

He married Constance Duffell in 1934, who had migrated from England on the 'Narkunda' with her parents and brother in 1927. Her father and brother worked for the Note Printing Branch which facilitated their meeting. They had two children, Roger and Jocelyn and lived all their lives in Essendon.
Blue card with gold stamped British coat of arms entitled 'British Passport. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland'; includes photo and cancellation stamp.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, british immigration, identifications, citizenship, immigration policies, rickky
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Transport Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Issued By: United Kingdom: Government, London, England, Great Britain, 2 Aug 1927
Issued To: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 2 Aug 1927

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