Birth Certificate for Constance Duffel, born 31 July 1910 in the sub-district of North Hackney in the district of Hackney. Constance's birth was entered into the register by James Young on 12 September 1910.

Constance 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

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

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