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Certificate - Letterpress Machine Examination, First Class Pass, Issued to AG Maclaurin, 1925 Document Reg. No: HT 8283

Certificate issued to AG Maclaurin by the Stationers' Company and Printing Industry Technical Board in 1925. Certifying that he was awarded a First Class pass for his 'Letterpress Machine' examination.

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, white, with black decorative border, headed 'the Stationers' Company and Printing Industry Technical Board'
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 38.00 cm (Width), 51.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, immigration, printing, certificates, printing industry, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: training & employment records
Inscriptions: The Stationers' Company and Printing Industry/Technical Board/Craftsman's Certificate/THIS IS TO CERTIFY that/A. G. Maclaurin/attended an Examination held under the/auspices of the Technical Board at Stationers' Hall/in 1925, and was awarded a First Class Pass in/Letterpress Machine
Issued To: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 1925
Issued By: Stationers' Company & Printing Industry Technical Board, England, Great Britain, 1925

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