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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Apr 1 1962, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - April 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Perth gets reap set for 1962 games m i g r a n t Trade s m e n from Britain and Europe Are playing a leading part in preparations for the seventh Commonwealth games to be held in Perth from november 22 to december 1 this year. With a new �640,000 aquatic Centre a �500,000 stadium and a Village of 150 Homes for athletes a the first to be built especially for the Commonwealth games organising officials Hope that the 1962 games will set a new High Standard for the series. Total Cost of the games will run to about �2,500,000. Some 1,200 athletes from 30 Commonwealth nations Are expected to meet in Field and track athletics cycling swimming boxing wrestling rowing fencing weightlifting and Lawn bowls. Six years the Duke of Edinburgh will officially open the games in the new athletics Centre on the afternoon of november 22 a six years to the Day from the time he opened the olympic games in Melbourne. The whole of the sports programme will be held within a five mile radius of the City. The main stadium at bold Park will provide permanent seating for 30,000 spectators with temporary seating for an additional 10,000 during the games. The aquatic Centre two Miles from the City will have a Standard size olympic Pool for International Competition a separate water Polo size diving Pool and a third shallow Pool for learners. Above Perth girl and australian Champion distance runner Dixie Willis gets set for a practice run on the track at the games stadium. Dixie set new world records for 800 metres and 880 Yards during the recent state women s athletic championships in Perth. She smashed the 880 Yards world record by 4.1 seconds. Her time was 2 min. 2 sees. For the 800 metres her time was 2 my. 1.2 sec., which was 3.1 sees faster than the world record set by Russia s l. Shevtsova in the Rome olympics. Dixie Hopes to break the 2 min. Barrier when she meets new zealand Champion Marise Chamberlain and former record Holder Joy Jordan of England at the Commonwealth games in november. Nta it no. 99 Impf. Of immigration monthly bulletin to assist migrants Canberra april 1962 Home Home in a Pylon of a toll Bridger. And mrs. George Mcdougall from Glasgow live in one of the most unusual Homes in Australia a with 5,000 motor vehicles a Day driving under their lounge and bedrooms. Their Home is in a Pylon of the indoor Spilly suspension Bridge in Brisbane 53 Steps and 42 feet above the Bridge Roadway. George Mcdougall and his wife Grace migrated in july 1953, when George got a Job As a toll collector on the Bridge. Six years ago he became toll master and is in charge of eight toll collectors and an assistant toll master. The Mcdougall s Home in the Bridge has four feet thick Walls and is 66 feet Long. Ceil Ings Are 22 feet High. Washing is Hung on a Balcony. The Bridge was built across the Brisbane River by a Public company As a business venture. It is suspended from the same cables which were used to support the Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction until the Arch was built from each Shore and locked together. Says mrs. Mcdougall our life now is very different from our Little Home Village of Bridge of Weir near Glasgow but we like below this is the unusual Home of or. And mrs. George Mcdougall in the Pylon of the indoor Spilly Bridge. The Arrow Points to George and his wife standing on the Balcony of their Home watching the cars go by. Fine swim Centre the Centre will be easily the Best in Australia and one of the finest in the world. Its features include new filtration and chlorination equipment heated water in each Pool an underwater observation room dramatic lighting and a Garden cafe set among native australian Trees. Up to 5,550 spectators will be Able to see every part of the water from the a shaped covered galleries around the main Pool and the diving Pool. Every seat will be within 130ft. Of the Centre of the main Pool. Officials claim that the �900, 000 games Village seven Miles from the City and less than a mile from City Beach will be the most attractive built for any games Commonwealth or olympic. To help accommodate the thousands of overseas and interstate visitors at least three hotels and three motels Are scheduled for completion before the games open. Perth people have already offered accommodation for More than 2,000 visitors under a private hospitality scheme. Visitors will also be Able to stay at Rott nest Island Holiday resort and Fly 28 Miles to Perth each morning to watch the games. Two liners two dutch liners the Johan Van Olden Barneveld and the groote Beer will be used As floating hotels at Fremantle during the games. International airlines Are planning charter flights to Perth and the Federal government has spent More than �1,000,000 on development of the City s Airport including a new �480,000 passenger terminal. A Perth pictures a pages 4, 5

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