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Medal - St Bride Foundation Institute, Great Britain, 1925 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44171

St Bride Foundation Institute medal in case, which was awarded to A.G. Maclaurin for the Highest Position in Machine , 3rd Year.

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.
Round medal attached to pale blue ribbon with pin. One side engraved with laurel border and the words: 'Awarded to A.G.Maclaurin for Highest Position in Machine 3th Year 1925'. Other side inscribed with a tree in a lit lantern, laurel decoration and words: 'St Bride Foundation Institute'. Medal contained in a black box with blue velvet lining (lid detached from hinge and side piece separated).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 40 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: education, immigration, printing, awards, apprenticeships, decimal currency, british immigration, apprenticeship examinations
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
DateEra: 1925 AD
Obverse Description: Tree in a lit lantern, around, ST BRIDE FOUNDATION INSTITUTE
Reverse Description: AWARDED / TO / A.G. MACLAURIN / for Highest Position in / MACHINE / 3th YEAR / 1925
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: Tree in a lit lantern, around, ST BRIDE FOUNDATION INSTITUTE
Reverse: AWARDED / TO / A.G. MACLAURIN / for Highest Position in / MACHINE / 3th YEAR / 1925
Edge: Plain
Shape: Round with loop, bar and ribbon
Material: Bronze
Issued By: St Bride Foundation Institute, London, England, Great Britain, 1925
Awarded To: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 1925

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