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Card - Farewell, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, 2 Apr 1928 Document Reg. No: HT 8294

Farewell card given to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin on the 2nd April 1928 by various friends, the day before he left England to migrate to Australia. The messages range from 'Wishing you every success' to 'Damngood Riddance'.

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.
Paper folded in half with circle drawn and divided into five segments; each contains signature and farewell message from various people. Central segment states: 'Dear Mac, you will think of us when you use this. April 2 1928.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.50 cm (Width), 17.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, british immigration, brought goods, friendships, immigrant voyages
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: Central message: Dear Mac,/you will think/of us when you/use this./April.2.1928
Presented To: Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 2 Apr 1928

Given to Archie by his friends the day before he left for Australia

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