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Passport - Issued to Miss C Duffell, by United Kingdom, 23 Aug 1927 Document Reg. No: HT 8308

British Passport for Miss C Duffell valid from 23 August 1927 until 23 August 1932. This is the passport which Constance used when she migrated to Australia.

Constance Duffell was born in England in 1910. She migrated to Australia with her parents and brother on the 'Narkunda' in 1927 aged 17. During the voyage Connie was accommodated with another girl (a stranger) on the lower deck while her mother, father and brother were on the upper deck together. Connie suffered seasickness until reaching Gibraltar.

Her father, Thomas Duffell was brought out to work at the Commonwealth Printing Branch as an engraver and transferrer; this was common apparently for workers to be imported as there was not enough local printing expertise at the time. In 1934 she married Archibald Gordon Maclaurin who had migrated from England in 1928 and worked at the Note Printing Branch. They had two children, Roger and Jocelyn and lived all their lives in Essendon.
Blue card with gold stamped British coat of arms entitled 'British Passport. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland'; includes photo and cancellation stamp.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.60 cm (Height), 10.60 cm (Width), 15.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, british immigration, identifications, citizenship, immigration policies
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Transport Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Constance Duffell, English Migrant, 1927, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Issued By: United Kingdom: Government, London, England, Great Britain, 23 Aug 1927
Issued To: Miss Constance Duffell, London, England, Great Britain, 23 Aug 1927

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