Photograph album brought to Australia by Archibald Gordon Maclaurin when he migrated. It includes early photos of his pre-migration trips to France, as well as photos he added once in Australia, including photos sent to him by family in England, and his own migration journey photos, including a photo of Archie standing tall, hatless, on the top deck.

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

24 page photo album with brown card cover with decorative imprint. Pages bound by red string through spine. Album contains 90 small images attached with dark paper corners. There are also three loose images inserted half way through and at the end of the album. Thirty-seven of the images relate to Archie's journey out to Australia on the Jervis Bay.

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