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Ration Card - Clothing, Issued to Constance Maclaurin, Commonwealth of Australia, Jun 1944 Document Reg. No: HT 8337

Clothing ration card used during World War II. It was issued to Constance Maclaurin in June 1944.

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.
Clothing ration card, cream paper with Commonwealth of Australia coat of arms. Dated June 1944 and signed by Constance Maclaurin. 10 tokens still remain attached.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 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, Constance Duffell, English Migrant, 1927
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: Miss Constance Duffell, Essendon North, Victoria, Australia, Jun 1944

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