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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Apr 1 1965, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - April 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Farewell to Bone Gilla s director a Man known tokens of thousands of settlers throughout Australia has retired As director of the Bone Gilla reception Centre. He is colonel Henry Guinn who in his ten years at Bone Gilla saw More than 140,000 migrants pass through the Centre. More than 300 people attended a Farewell to colonel and at Bone Gilla. Representatives of local authorities organisations and sporting bodies paid tribute to the work of colonel Guinn. Since he joined the department of immigration at its Bathurst Centre in 1947 colonel Guinn has seen an estimated Quarter of a million settlers go through his control. Colonel Guinn was a Well known figure at naturalization ceremonies in the District and he worked in close Liaison with the Good Neighbour Council in Albury and Wodonga. Seepage6 above colonel Guinn left and or. Hawton discussing some of the matters associated with the hand Over. 146,000 settlers expected migrant total is up by 4.000 Australia would probably receive 146,000 settlers this financial year-4,000 More than the target the minister for immigration or. Opperman said last month. Or. Opperman was officially opening the annual conference of Hie federation of co operative housing societies of Victoria at lome. I believe migration will provide an Ever increasing percentage of Australia s population growth he said. Or. Opperman said an additional 25,000 new Homes would be needed for families migrating to Australia this year. Recent increases in the rate of House and Flat construction however had been dramatic. In 1964 completions had risen by 15 per cent to 105,000�?the highest since the War. Or. Opperman said that Commonwealth state and local Public authorities spent �33 million on the construction of houses and Flats in Australia last year. In 1961, Australia building Industry employed 106,000 then More than 11,000 skilled building tradesmen had arrived As settlers and had helped to ease the labour shortage in the Industry. What a Welcome it was score w Hen metalworkers Paavo Porkka Spannare and his family arrived in Sydney from Savona to 26, Korvola Finland recently they were met by 21 of their relatives and a manufacturer waiting to give Paavo a Job. Although he had never me them before the manufacturer Kennet Bishop greeted Paavo his wife Seija and children Pauli on the wharf All the family get together to introduce the new settlers to australian soil Back Row Mirja Spannare Terttu Tanttu Arja Spannare Berrti Spannare Pauli Tanttu Seija Porkka Lisa Spannare Paavo Porkka Radii Spannare Vii Spannare Elsa Spannare Aarne Spannare Vuokka Spannare. Front Row Anne Spannare Paivi Spannare Sakari Tanttu Hannele Tanttu Pauli Porkka Uulevi Porkka Aki Spannare Elise Tanttu Ari Spannare Lasse Tanttu. 10, and Uulevi 8 As enthusiastically As their relatives. Or. Bishop explained finnish craftsmen have a High reputation in Australia. Paavo s Brothers Berrti and Veli his Uncle Aarne Spannare and brother inlaw Pauli Tanttu have All become foremen in Canberra metalworking shops. His brother Veli is Foreman at my factory. When he joined Mea Little More than three years ago he spoke Only a few words of English. He sooner Learned the language and his work was so Superior that he soon Rose to be Foreman said. ?

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