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Sports Certificate - Animal Race, Awarded to Miss Duffell, SS Narkunda, 1927 Document Reg. No: HT 8313

Sports Certificate awarded for First prize in the 'Animal 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Width), 15.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, games, immigrant voyages, shipping lines, immigrant shipping, certificates, british immigration, shipping industry
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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: P. & O. S/S "NARKUNDA.'/SPORTS CERTIFICATE./(Second Saloon)./September 5th to 17th, 1927./Miss Duffell/First Prize for Animal Race
Awarded To: Miss Constance Duffell, Sep 1927
Place & Date Awarded: ., Sep 1927
Organisation Named: P & O Line, Sep 1927

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