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Sports Certificate - Cigarette Race, Awarded to Miss Duffell, SS Narkunda, 1927 Reg. No: HT 8312
- Sports Certificate awarded for First prize in the 'Cigarette Race' to Miss Duffell on the SS Narkunda during her migration journey to Australia in 1927.
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.
- First prize card certificate awarded on the P&O S/S Narkunda, dated September 5-17, 1927.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
|Dimensions:||10.20 cm (Width), 15.40 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, games, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, certificates, british immigration, shipping industry, cigarette race|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928, Constance Duffell, English Migrant, 1927|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Shipboard Life|
|Inscriptions:||P. & O. S/S "NARKUNDA.'/SPORTS CERTIFICATE./(Second Saloon)./September 5th to 17th, 1927./Miss Duffell/First Prize for Cigarette Race|
|Awarded To:||Miss Constance Duffell, Sep 1927|
|Place & Date Awarded:||., Sep 1927|
|Organisation Named:||P & O Line, Sep 1927|