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Booket - 'Union Rules & By-Laws', The Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia, Jan 1928 Document Reg. No: HT 8301

Booklet 'Union Rules and By-Laws' published by the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia, January 1928. It would have been issued to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin upon joining the Union in Australia.

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.
Small 72 page booklet entitled 'Union Rules and By-Laws' published by the Printing Industry Employees' Union of Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.40 cm (Height), 10.40 cm (Width), 16.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, british immigration, printing, working life, trade unions, rules
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: correspondence
Inscriptions: Union Rules/and/By-Laws/The Printing Industry Employees'/Union of Australia/January, 1928
Publisher: Printing Industries Employees Union of Australia, Australia, Jan 1928
User: Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928-1967

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