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.
Description of Content
Photograph of formal dinner scene, all men seated. Archie is identified standing along back wall second from left.
Donation from Mrs Jocelyn Maclaurin, Mr. Roger Maclaurin, 14/10/2004
Front, printed, black ink: "The Press & Publicity Photographic Co / 38 Furnival Street, Holborn, E.C.4"
Type of item
350 mm (Width), 240 mm (Height)