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Letter - Reference for AG Maclaurin, from FE Ayres, 11 Nov 1933 Document Reg. No: HT 8303

Letter of reference for AG Maclaurin by FE Ayres dated 11 November 1933. the letter attests to Archie's integrity, sobriety, keenness, etc.

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.
Hand written letter of personal reference for AG Maclaurin from FE Ayres.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.50 cm (Width), 25.50 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Handwritten extensive text
Person Named: Archibald Maclaurin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 Nov 1933
Author: F. Ayres, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 Nov 1933

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