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Souvenir Programme - Thomas De La Rue & Co, Annual Dinner, 22 Jan 1927 Document Reg. No: HT 8287

Souvenir Programme from the dinner commemorating the termination of apprenticeship of A G Maclaurin held by Thomas De La Rue at Manchester Hotel, Aldersgate, on 22 January 1927

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.
Folded card programme for an annual dinner held by Thomas De La Rue with gilt edging. Inside lists programme of music, songs and toasts. Reverse side lists dinner menu.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.10 cm (Height), 11.40 cm (Width), 17.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: programmes, immigration, commemorations, apprenticeships, photography, dinners, menus, british immigration, note printing
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: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: On front: Thomas De La Rue & Co.'s/Letterpress & Plate Printers' Chapel/Annual Dinner/to be held at the/Manchester Hotel, Aldersgate/on/Saturday, January 22, 1927/7 p.m./To Commemorate the Termination of Apprenticeship/of Messrs. E. LEWIS and A. MACLAURIN
Issued By: Thomas de la Rue, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Jan 1927
Person Named: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Jan 1927
Place & Date of Event: Manchester Hotel, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Jan 1927

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