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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Apr 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - April 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? twice a migrant now convinced As the orontes moved into Adelaide s outer Harbour recently it had aboard a woman who had really satisfied herself that Australia was a Good land to Settle in. Che was mrs. Elsie Harrison who was migrating to aus-1 Thalia for the second time. She had returned to England some months before disappointed in Australia and australian conditions. But mrs. Harrison had not been Long Back in England before she was convinced that she had made a mistake in leaving Australia and determined to return As soon As possible mrs. Harrison s first arrival in Australia was in 1950. She was accompanied by her husband William and two sons Norman 16, and Malcolm 9. Almost immediately things began to go wrong for her. She became homesick and dissatisfied with the Standard of accommodation. She even wrote to the then British prime minister or. Attlee complaining about it. Mrs. Harrison returned to England in August 1952, and lived in Lincolnshire. But conditions were not As attractive As she had pictured them in her dreams. The More closely she examined conditions at Home the More her thoughts turned to Australia. Mrs. Harrison cabled her husband. He advised her to Book a return passage immediately and it sail to England himself to accompany her Back. When they returned to Delaide they found or. Harrion s Job still available and that a Friend had obtained an Adelaide House for them to rent. Now the family is really settling Down in South Australia and liking every minute of it. And to fellow migrants who might be thinking of returning to Britain mrs. Harrison has one word of simple advice Don experts Survey migrant problems throughout Australia a group of University men and women Are conducting a Survey of migrants problems and their conclusions when grouped will be of great value in assisting assimilation f new australians. The Survey is expected to Ake from four to six months o Complete. One of the first of the researchers to go into the Field is iss Jean Craig m.a., formerly f Sydney University and now t the department of Anthro i ology and sociology at the National University Canberra. Miss Craig has begun investigations in the Goulburn District f new South Wales where she s seeking out As Many new australians As possible both men and Omen to discuss with them heir problems in fitting into heir new life in Australia. Youngest migrant t Aura Josie Mary Librizzi has been in Australia since february 19�?but she has Only been in the world since february 7. She was twelve Days old when the italian liner Sydney arrived at Fremantle having been born at sea when the ship was two Days out from Colombo on its Way Here. Does that make Laura the youngest migrant Ever Iron curtain did not Stop them escapees reach Melbourne the first group of migrants to come to Australia under the United states president Escapee programme arrived at Melbourne a month ago. They were people who had escaped from Iron curtain countries and had been assisted towards resettlement by american Mutual Security act funds and the organisation of the intergovernmental committee for european migration. The 45 . Migrants travelled to Australia on the motor ship Nelly with about 1,000 other new settlers from Europe. The party included hungarians czechs poles and romanians. Their arrival in Australia marked the end of Long years of patient planning and risk taking. Many of them had braved the Rigours of Winter nights in the open Frontier guards and persecution in their bid for Freedom. Some of them had St in loved ones dragged Back and away from them at the very moment when escape seemed sure. The United states Escapee programme provides assistance in permanent resettlement in democratic countries for those refugees who have become an added Burden to the economies of hard pressed Western european countries and who at the same time hold valid immigration visas for an overseas country. Funds to help with the resettlement of these escapees became available in March of last year when the United states president authorised the use of Mutual Security act funds up to $4,300,000 for this purpose and for providing the escapees with food and shelter while they waited transport to their new Homeland. Some of the stories they had to Tell of their escapes appear on Page 2. A republication of any material used in this journal either literary or photographic is invited and no acknowledgement is required. For free stereos of blocks write to the Good Neighbour department of immigration Canberra . From countries behind the Iron curtain wave a greeting to their new Homeland from the deck of the six Little maids Are friends Doslyn Jenny and Elizabeth met three Little new australian girls t the reception Given by the minister for immigration or. Holt during convention week. The new australian girls had come from the Cowra migration Centre to sing at the opening of the convention. Jenny Gray wearing gloves was visiting Canberra from Sandy Bay Hobart. Here she is standing Between Elizabeth Stuart Vincent on the right and Roslyn Stuart Vincent. Since meeting the girls have become firm pen friends. J2. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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