Birth Certificate for Archibald Gordon Maclaurin, born 25 September 1904 in the sub-district of South East Ham in the district of West Ham. Archibald's birth was entered into the register by E.R. Elliott on 3 October 1904.

Archibald 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

Certificate of Registry of Birth, small slip of beige paper with red type filled in in black handwritten ink.

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