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Christmas Card - WCG McCracken to Duffell Family, 1941 Document Reg. No: HT 8288

Corporate Christmas Card from the Office Manager WCG McCracken to Constance Duffell's family dated 1941.

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.
Cream coloured folded card, blank cover. Inside facing page an image of a horse team and cart crossing a river with 4 images in each corner - waterfall, kangaroo, an indigenous man and St Paul's Cathedral. Below image inscribed 'Team Work' and 'Frank D Manley 1941'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.30 cm (Height), 14.80 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: british immigration, immigration, christmas cards, employees, printing 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
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: cards
Inscriptions: Christmas Greetings to/Mr. J.C. Duffell and family/from W.C.G. McCrackern/Christmas 1941
Addressed To: J. Duffell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1941
Sender: W. McCracken, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1941

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