Summary

British Passport for AG Maclaurin valid from 21 March 1957 to 21 March 1962 and renewed untill 21 March 1967.

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

Black card with gold stamped Australian coat of arms entitled 'British Passport. Commonwealth of Australia'; includes photo and renewal stamp. Visa and customs stamps for Port Said, Holland and Fremantle. Originally valid until 21 March 1962. Renewed until 21 March 1967.

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