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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1950, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration u migrants Are our partners or. Holt j he minister for immigration or. Holt has addressed the following message to Good Neighbour committees the Commonwealth govern nent is grateful to All individuals organisations and voluntary bodies who Are assisting his to make our new settlers Welcome and establish them firmly land happily in the Community. I today we must look Forward. V do look Forward to a growing More prosperous and More secure Australia. We can Only achieve our goal through migration if our newcomers quickly become australian in Outlook and Way of life and develop a deep love for what is now their Home. We must by positive action Monserate our determination hat they will become fellow citizens of Australia in every sense and True partners in our nationhood. In Short let us prove our elves to be Good Neighbours to ill those who have come to build Australia with migrants starred in a Good Neighbour film producer Sternberg runs through the script with Arilita Blun Ianis during the filming of no strangers european migrant actors Star in an australian made film which will assist the assimilation of newcomers into the Community. The film which is entitled no strangers Here will soon be seen on theatrical circuits in each state. At the conclusion of its theatrical circuit the film will be available in 16 my. For shewing by Good Neighbour committees and other interested bodies. No strangers Here is the Story of a migrant family in a Small australian country town. Producer of the film is himself a migrant German born or. K. Sternbergs who produced spotlight on australian the Story tells How the arrival of a migrant family into a closed Community provided the spark for a xenophobic outburst. It goes on to Trace the lives of the newcomers in their new surroundings their troubles and Joys. It will give australian audiences an idea of the Type of people who Are coming to our shores and an idea of the work they Are doing. J m j i i i j i i Worth waiting for first new arrivals by British plan sponsored by Commonwealth forty four British migrants who stepped ashore from the migrant liner Asturias on its last trip to Sydney opened a new phase of British migration to Australia. They were the first migrants to come Here under the new scheme of Commonwealth government sponsorship. Under this new scheme British migrants who have no friends or relatives in Australia to provide them with accommodation Are nominated by the Commonwealth government. They will live in hostels conducted by the Commonwealth employment service and will be employed in essential jobs at the allocation of the service. The Asturias party 33 adults and 11 children went to the Hostel at Bunne Rong Sydney. For their Welcome at Sydney the migrants could not have chosen less Happy weather. They arrived at a time when the Eastern Seaboard of Australia was being lashed by gales and phenomenal Rains had resulted in the wettest Sydney month on record. Officials who met the ship were Quick to assure the new arrivals that this was not a True Sample of australian weather. The reply by one of migrants was indicative of the mood of them All. First Day ashore Asturias passengers or. And mrs. Walter Freeman formerly of Norwich and Sheila and Maurice Tobias from Wallasey Cheshire already plan to build their own Homes. Or. Freeman is a bricklayer and or. Tobias a Painter. You must expect rain in Winter he said. Anyhow this is just like a wet summer s Day iat i the High mood of the new Comers continued when they were escorted to Bunne Rong Hostel j this is better than we expected exclaimed one to or. A. Marsh of the Commonwealth j employment service who greeted them. J or. Marsh later assembled the i new arrivals and explained to Ithem fully the conditions under j which the Commonwealth had i nominated them he said residence in the hostels was dependent on them remaining in the Type of employment for which they had been nominated. There was a wide variety of jobs from which they could choose and they would be free to move from employer to employer As they wished provided they remained within the limits of those jobs. For instance a Man nominated As a Carpenter could work As such for any employer he liked or could even work on Allied trades if he had the qualifications and tradesmen in that particular category were scarce. But if he decided to work at an occupation for which labour was not regarded As essential he would forfeit his Concession to live at the Hostel. If he had his own accommodation he could of course work at any occupation he liked. This was Worth waiting for one newcomer said on other pages Page 2 can you accommodate a widow and child migrants building a Young Australia. Page 3 wives May join husbands if accommodation found. Ask the Man in Grey. Page 4 half year s flow of migrants is record. Aina and arvids Are dancing again. His is Why we Are publishing this journal is the first Issue of a monthly newspaper to assist the formation and successful working of Good Neighbour committees. The paper is dedicated to the vital and sociological proposition that newcomers admitted to our country must be admitted also to the full membership of our National family. The Good Neighbour will be produced at the beginning of each month. Copies will be posted free on request to the editor the Good Neighbour Box 12, Canberra . Any material published May be reproduced free with or without acknowledgement. Stereos of any blocks appearing in the paper May be obtained free for reproduction in newspapers journals or magazines. The editor welcomes contributions of suggestions news items and other material. To assist the working of Good Neighbour committees Here Are your Good Neighbour committees new South Wales new settlers league or. A. Halloran pres. Actg. Sec., or. S. W. M. Stilling state immigration dept., 169 Phillip st., Sydney. Victoria Good Neighbour Council . Sir Stanley Savige chairman. Actg. Sec., or. V. T. Nelson state immigration office 56 William st., Melbourne. Queensland new settlers league or. R. H. Wainwright pres. Sec., miss Constance Clayton Box 464f, g.p.o., Brisbane. South Australia Good Neighbour Council or. R. J. Coome chairman. Hon. Sec., or. C. W. Goyder state Bank Pirie st., Adelaide. Western Australia Good Neighbour Council or. G. W. Simpson chairman. Hon. Sec., miss k. Baird 9 View st., cot Esloe. Tasmania Good Neighbour Council southerner. J. L. Hull chairman. Hon. Sec., or. E. J. Pollard Myca 55 Argyle st., Hobart. Northern or. L. Moon chairman. Hon. Sec., or. W. S. Clack Myca 42 Brisbane st., Launceston. Act Good Neighbour Council or. W. J. Mildenhall chairman. Actg. Sec., or. T. Nulty immigration dept., Canberra
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