Receipt, issued to Miss Duffell, by W&L Gordon, Hardware Merchants & Crockery Importers, for 3 pounds, 18 shillings and 9 pence. Dated 28 December 1933 this was probably a 'setting up house' purchase by Connie, coming a few days before Connie and Archie's wedding.

Constance Duffell was born in England in 1910. She migrated to Australia with her parents and brother on the 'Narkunda' in 1927 aged 17. During the voyage Connie was accommodated with another girl (a stranger) on the lower deck while her mother, father and brother were on the upper deck together. Connie suffered seasickness until reaching Gibraltar.

Her father, Thomas Duffell was brought out to work at the Commonwealth Printing Branch as an engraver and transferrer; this was common apparently for workers to be imported as there was not enough local printing expertise at the time. In 1934 she married Archibald Gordon Maclaurin who had migrated from England in 1928 and worked at the Note Printing Branch. They had two children, Roger and Jocelyn and lived all their lives in Essendon.

Physical Description

Paper receipt of purchase made out to Miss Duffell from W&L Gordon Pty Ltd, Essendon, dated 28 December 1933, for various domestic kitchen items, at 3 pounds, 18 shillings and 9 pence.

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