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Letter - Reserve Bank of Australia to AG Maclaurin, 21 Mar 1966 Document Reg. No: HT 8298

Letter from the Reserve Bank of Australia to Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, dated 21 March 1966. The letter is in recognition of Archie's impressive service of 32 years upon his retirement. It refers to Archie's ill health 'of recent months' wishing him improvement after his retirement.

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.
Typed letter on white paper to AG Maclaurin from the Reserve Bank of Australia, dated 21 March 1966.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.30 cm (Width), 25.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: british immigration, immigration, printing industry, correspondence, printing, employment, retirement
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: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: RESERVE BANK OF AUSTARALIA SYDNEY/21st March, 1966.
Addressed To: Archibald Maclaurin, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 21 Mar 1966
Author: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 21 Mar 1966

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