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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Apr 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - April 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration italians Are keen to have lessons in English since the Commonwealth has extended its facilities for providing English lessons for new australians italians in Queensland have been in the forefront of those seeking instructions. T Here Are now 599 italians i attending classes in that state. Italians also account for the total enrolment of 53 of the 123 classes operating. In one Centre in Cleveland a group of 14 italians were travel Ling by train and bicycle to their classes twice a week. Their Progress with their studies was so rapid that the australian Farmer employing most of them has made available free transport on both class nights each week. The figures quoted above Are from january returns. Even higher attendance figures for the italian National group i Are expected in current returns. Migrants build up Australia s assets these diagrams show that migrants Are putting into Australia More than they take out. They illustrate facts compiled by department of immigration research officers who recently conducted a Survey into the effects of migration on our population and production. The graphs show that last year Australia s work Force increased by 3.3 per cent. Had there been no migration it would have increased by Only .6 per cent. The increase in population due to migration on the other hand was1.9 per cent. They re All in this Job together Little Jaroslav Migus could speak no English but that did not Stop him from getting in and working along with his Young australian j Friend Murray Ohnen when he saw there Wasa Job to be done. J it was a serious business filling and emptying the trucks but Murray and Jaroslav made Light work of it under the admiring gaze of Margaret Turnbull with shovel Olg Muzyka and Erica Drew with doll. Jaroslav was spending his first Day at the Monar play Centre in Canberra. An interesting feature of the Centre is the number of new australians that now attend. Migrant fire fighters Are Good says forester High tributes have been paid to new australian fire fighters in the Ballarat Victoria District by a forestry expert who saw them in action in the Kennedy s Creek area. Hen it comes to said or. F. S. I Coll inspector for Ballarat District of the forests commission the inexperienced new australian is entirely dependable. If you give him a Job to do you can be sure he will do or. I Coll said that without 50-Odd new australians the forests commission would have been in serious trouble fighting the Kennedy s Creek blazes. He added the new australians were some of the Best men we had. None of them had seen a Forest fire before but they weren t afraid to stand up to the flames. And a fire with flames leaping 40 feet in the air is pretty i frightening i can Tell to assist the working of assimilation organisations
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