St Bride Foundation Institute medal in case, which was awarded to A.G. Maclaurin for the Highest Position in Machine , 3rd Year.

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.

Physical Description

Round medal attached to pale blue ribbon with pin. One side engraved with laurel border and the words: 'Awarded to A.G.Maclaurin for Highest Position in Machine 3th Year 1925'. Other side inscribed with a tree in a lit lantern, laurel decoration and words: 'St Bride Foundation Institute'. Medal contained in a black box with blue velvet lining (lid detached from hinge and side piece separated).

Obverse Description

Tree in a lit lantern, around, ST BRIDE FOUNDATION INSTITUTE

Reverse Description

AWARDED / TO / A.G. MACLAURIN / for Highest Position in / MACHINE / 3th YEAR / 1925

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