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Letter - Reference for AG Maclaurin, from McLaren & Co, 8 Apr 1932 Reg. No: HT 8302
- Letter of reference for AG Maclaurin from McLaren & Co dated 8 April 1932. The letter documents that Archie worked for the Fitzroy firm for 4 years and highly recommends him to future employers.
Archibald Gordon Maclaurin 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 of employer reference for A Maclaurin with red letterhead: 'McLaren & Co Pty Ltd Colour Printers, Cardboard Packaging & Display Experts, 148-164 George Street, Fitzroy Melbourne', dated 8 April 1932
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
|Dimensions:||20.80 cm (Width), 26.30 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||british immigration, immigration, printing industry, correspondence, printing, employment|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928|
|Secondary Classification:||Settlement - Employment|
|Inscriptions:||Mc. LAREN/& Co. Pty. Ltd./COLOR PRINTERS/CARBOARD/PACKAGING/&/DISPLAY/EXPERTS/POSTAL/ADDRESS/BOX No. 9/FITZROY/P.O./PHONES/J 1133/J1134/J2378/148-164 GEORGE STREET FITZROY MELBOURNE N6.|
|Person Named:||Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 Apr 1932|
|Author:||McLaren & Co. Pty. Ltd., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 8 Apr 1932|