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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Aug 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration new venue for citizenship ceremonies civic Halls now being used 1 i Australia s first new style naturalization ceremonies were held recently in Melbourne Hobart and the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. Warmth friendliness and informality were keynotes of the occasions. The new atmosphere was created by the ceremonies being held in the intimate and cheerful surroundings of mayoral reception rooms. Previously when ceremonies were held in police courts coldness and austerity were inescapable. Co operation by state authorities and local government bodies made the new form of ceremony possible. The Success of the functions was guaranteed by the enthusiastic support Given by the Good Neighbour councils of Victoria and Tasmania. Lord mayors As hosts \ t Melbourne the acting lord mayor councillor o. J. Nilsen and in Hobart the lord mayor Alderman r. O. Harris derived the new citizens and immunity representatives. At Melbourne the minister Lor immigration or. H. E. Kolt was represented by or. Leo Frey Brown m.p., chairman f the Commonwealth immigration advisory Council who told he Large audience present that k Federal government had decided on the change of venue Lor naturalization ceremonies a wherever it was possible because of the greater Opportunity gave for displaying warmth find friendliness towards the new citizens. On behalf of the Commonwealth government or. Brown expressed to those about to become new citizens a most sincere Welcome to the australian Community. Or. Brown was supported in his remarks by or. P. J. Clarey m.p., representing the Federal member for Melbourne or. V a. Calwell and by the state member for a Melbourne or. T. Hayes. The ceremony was also attended by mayors and town clerks from 26 suburban municipalities. The officiating magistrate was or. J. V. Dillon . The proceedings at the town Hall were broadcast subsequently throughout the world by radio Australia. After the ceremony the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria entertained the new citizens and the audience at morning Tea. In Hobart the lord mayor Alderman Harris and the lady Mayoress received the guests and the candidates for citizenship As they arrived at the town Hall. The very Beautiful reception room was Gay with Flowers and the Over Mantle draped with the Union Jack and the australian Ensign was dominated by a striking portrait of the Queen. Among the Large group of Community leaders at the ceremony were or. C. W. Salkinder m.p., representing the Commonwealth government the tasmanian minister for immigration or. C. H. Hand the officiating magistrate or. H. M. Brttingham Moore the president of the tasmanian Good Neighbour Council or. E. J. Pollard and the wardens of surrounding districts. Top councillor o. J. Nil sen acting lord mayor of Melbourne welcomes the new citizens to the Melbourne town Hall. The naturalization ceremony was held in the reception room where the lord mayor will receive the Queen next year. J Centre at tiie Hobart town Hall mrs. Alan Cam Cron receives her citizenship papers from magistrate or. If. Brttingham Moore . Mrs. J Cameron previously of dutch nationality is the wife of colonel \ Alan Cameron one of tas j mania s Best known pastoralist Vith the magistrate Are from \ l to r the lord mayor of Hobart Alderman r. Harris or. C. If. Salkinder and c. Ii. Hand. J left the mayor Occam be r if Ell or. J. F. Goss congratulates new citizens after the naturalization ceremony at the town Hall. Here with or. Goss Are from l to r mrs. E. Pol is and miss v. Polis from Latvia mrs. M. Rabin Austria or. M. Varon Yugoslavia and or. A. Szumer Poland. Suburban mayor s warm Welcome at Australia s first suburban new style naturalization ceremony at Camberwell Victoria the mayor councillor j. F. Goss told the new citizens that they were very Welcome in his District and that his fellow councillors would always be ready and willing to Kielp and advise them. The Camberwell ceremony was conducted in the Council Chambers by or. T. Hammond . I the Commonwealth govern ment was represented by or. P. E. Joske. . J or. Joske extended to the a cwt citizens congratulations and Best j wishes for a Happy and pros a porous life in Australia. The state member for the Camberwell District or. R. K. Whately wished the new citizens Success in their new Homeland. He hoped they would make Good use of their new status As citizens. Addressing the candidates after citizenship had been conferred on them the presiding magistrate or. Hammond said that they now had full Equality with All other citizens of Australia. He hoped that they would take a full interest in the civic and political affairs of their District and their country. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria entertained those present at an informal supper at the town Hall. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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