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Photograph - Commemorative Dinner, AG Maclaurin, Manchester Hotel, 22 Jan 1927 Reg. No: MM 98392
- Photo which probably records the dinner commemorating the termination of apprenticeship of A G Maclaurin held by Thomas De La Rue at Manchester Hotel, Aldersgate, on 22 January 1927
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.
- Mounted photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Photograph of formal dinner scene, all men seated. Archie is identified standing along back wall second from left.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, 2004
|Dimensions:||240 mm (Height), 350 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, commemorations, apprenticeships, photography, dinners, british immigration, note printing|
|Themes this item is part of:||Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, English Migrant, 1928|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|Tertiary Classification:||training & employment records|
|Inscriptions:||Front, printed, black ink: "The Press & Publicity Photographic Co / 38 Furnival Street, Holborn, E.C.4"|
|Photographer:||Press & Publicity Photographic Co, Holborn, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Jan 1927|
|Person Depicted:||Archibald Maclaurin, London, England, Great Britain, 22 Jan 1927|