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Berth Card - Jervis Bay, 3 Apr 1928 Document Reg. No: HT 8296

Berth Card for the ship Jervis Bay completed for A Gordon Maclaurin, on 3 April 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 yellow card with green type for 'Australian Commonwealth Line'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.40 cm (Width), 11.30 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, british immigration, shipping lines, immigration policies
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Ship History - TSS Jervis Bay, 1922-1940
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Person Named: Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 Apr 1928
Ship Depicted: ., 3 Apr 1928

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