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Receipt - Issued to A Maclaurin, by Myer Emporium, 10 Jul 1931 Document Reg. No: HT 8320

Receipt, issued to A Maclaurin, by the Myer Emporium, for 7 pounds 13 shillings. Dated 10 July 1931 this was probably a gift from Archie to Connie, coming four months before the purchase of the engagement ring. It was common for fiance's to buy their partner a special domestic item for their glory box.

Archie was born in 1904 in Westham London. He trained as a printer and sought work in Australia as there were few opportunities in England; he migrated on the 'Jervis Bay' in 1928. Before migrating he commenced negotiations with the general manager of the Commonwealth Bank Note Printing Branch Fitzroy, who assisted Maclaurin in securing employment at McLaren & Co Pty Ltd Colour Printers in Fitzroy. He then moved to Spicers & Depmont Printers and Stationers before an opening came up for a machinist at the Note Printing Branch, where he worked for 32 years.

He married Constance Duffell in 1934, who had migrated from England on the 'Narkunda' with her parents and brother in 1927. Her father and brother worked for the Note Printing Branch which facilitated their meeting. They had two children, Roger and Jocelyn and lived all their lives in Essendon.
Paper receipt of purchase made out to Mr Maclaurin from Myer Emporium Melbourne, dated 10 July 1931, for 1 crystal trinket set, at 7 pounds 13 shillings.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.80 cm (Width), 20.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: jewellery, immigration, marriage customs rites, weddings, glory boxes, british immigration, crystals
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - First Home & Family
Tertiary Classification: financial records
Inscriptions: Printed: CASH REGISTER / RECIPT
Issued To: Archibald Maclaurin, Essendon , Victoria, Australia, 10 Jul 1931
Issued By: Myer Emporium Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 Jul 1931

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