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Ration Card - Clothing, Issued to Jocelyn Maclaurin, Commonwealth of Australia, Jun 1944 Document Reg. No: HT 8336

Clothing ration card used during the World War II. It was issued to Jocelyn Maclaurin in June 1944. Jocelyn is the daughter of English immigrants Archie and Connie.

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.
Clothing ration card, cream paper with Commonwealth of Australia coat of arms. Dated June 1944 and signed by Jocelyn C Maclaurin. All tokens have been removed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.50 cm (Width), 13.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, women s clothing, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, rationing, british immigration, ration tickets
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: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: rationing
Issued By: Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Jun 1944
Issued To: Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, Strathmore, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1944

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