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Certificate - Effective English, Issued to AG Maclaurin, Young Men's Christian Association, 12 Oct 1936 Document Reg. No: HT 8306

Certificate Effective English issued to AG Maclaurin by the Young Men's Christian Association 12 October 1936.

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.
White card with green decorative border and red seal, Young Men's Christian Association Melbourne Educational Dept.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.30 cm (Width), 31.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: british immigration, immigration, certificates, language education
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: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Education & Training
Tertiary Classification: language education
Inscriptions: Young Men's Christian Association/Melbourne/FOUNDED 1871/EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Issued By: YMCA, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Oct 1936
Issued To: Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Oct 1936

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