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Book - 'Rules of the Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society', London, 1925 Document Reg. No: HT 8285

Book 'Rules of the Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society' printed by the Co-operative Printing Society Ltd in 1925. It was used by Archibald Gordon Maclaurin upon first entering the printing trade in England.

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 cloth cover 96 page booklet. Entitled on inside front page 'Rules of the Printing Machine Managers Trade Society' and dated 1925.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.70 cm (Height), 11.00 cm (Width), 13.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, immigration, trade unions, printing, british immigration, note printing, printing kindred industries
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Inscriptions: On cover page: ALL PREVIOUS RULES RESCINDED./REG. No. 496 T,/RULES/OF THE/Printing Machine Managers'/TRADE SOCIETY
Issued By: Printing Machine Managers' Trade Society, London, England, Great Britain, 1925
User: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 1925-1928
User: Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1967
Printer: Co-operative Printing Society Ltd, London, England, Great Britain, 1925

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