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Passport - Issued to Mrs C. Maclaurin, by United Kingdom, 10 Apr 1972 Document Reg. No: HT 8310

British Passport for Mrs C Maclaurin (nee Duffell) issued on 10 April 1972.

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 Northern Ireland'; includes photo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.60 cm (Height), 10.20 cm (Width), 15.15 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: United Kingdom: Government, London, England, Great Britain, 10 Apr 1972
Issued To: Miss Constance Duffell, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 10 Apr 1972

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