Letter from WCG McCracken to AG Maclaurin and his wife Connie. It was probably sent in response to a letter of congratulations from the Maclaurin's to McCracken, upon recipt of his OBE which he was probably awarded upon his retirement as Note and Stamp Printer at the Note Printing Branch of the Reserve Bank of Australia. The letter outlines achievements of the company and credits all company employees with its success.

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.

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Typed letter on blue paper to AG Maclaurin, Mildenhall, Noble Ave, Strathmore, from WCG McCracken, dated 21 June 1963

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