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Driver's Licence - Issued to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, Essex County Council, 4 Mar 1927 Document Reg. No: HT 8292

Essex County Council Driver's Licence issued to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin of 22 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, London on 4 March 1927. It is vaild until 3 March 1928.

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.
Small burgundy covered booklet titled 'Essex County Council Driver's Licence'; inside blued page recording driver and dates of validity
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.20 cm (Height), 7.60 cm (Width), 13.70 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurements of object opened.

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Tagged with: british immigration, immigration, licences, drivers
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Transport Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: On cover: Essex County Council/DRIVER'S LICENCE
Issued To: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 4 Mar 1927
Issued By: Essex County Council, London, England, Great Britain, 4 Mar 1927
User: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 4 Mar 1927-3 Mar 1928

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