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Passport - Issued to Mrs C Maclaurin, by Commonwealth of Australia, 22 Mar 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 8309

British Passport for Mrs C Maclaurin (nee Duffell) valid from 22 March 1957 to 22 March 1962 and renewed until 22 March 1967.

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.
Black card with gold stamped Australian coat of arms entitled 'British Passport. Commonwealth of Australia'; includes photo and renewal stamp. Visa and customs stamps for Port Said and Fremantle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.30 cm (Height), 10.60 cm (Width), 15.30 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, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Constance Duffell, English Migrant, 1927
Primary Classification: GOVERNANCE
Secondary Classification: Citizenship & Identification
Tertiary Classification: travel
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 22 Mar 1957
Issued To: Miss Constance Duffell, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 22 March 1957

Passport valid until 22 March 1962
Other Association (See Comments): Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 22 March 1962

Date Passport Renewed, valid until 22 March 1967

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