Certificate - Machine, First Class Pass, Issued to AG Maclaurin, 1923 Reg. No: HT 8282
- Certificate issued to AG Maclaurin by the Stationers' Company and Printing Industry Technical Board in 1923. Certifying that he was awarded a First Class pass for his 'Machine' course.
Archibald Gordon Maclaurin 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.
- Paper certificate, yellow, with cream border, headed 'the Stationers' Company and Printing Industry Technical Board'
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
|Dimensions:||30.55 cm (Width), 41.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||british immigration, immigration, printing, printing industry, trades, certificates|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|Tertiary Classification:||training & employment records|
|Inscriptions:||The Stationers' Company and Printing/Industry Technical Board/This is to Certify that/A. G. Maclaurin/has regularly attended a Course of Instruction/in Machine at/ London School of Printing and Kindred Trades/and has been awarded a First Class Pass at/an Examination held at Stationers' Hall in 1923|
|Issued To:||Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 1923|
|Issued By:||Stationers' Company & Printing Industry Technical Board, England, Great Britain, 1923|