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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Aug 1 1962, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Mary s our snowfields sister in ski pants girl on the ski Doo is a special reporter of you see her phut j putting her Way across the australian snowfields on her Bright yellow ski Doo if the boys Are calling her Stirling Moss and if she is laughing happily Back at them a that la be Mary Australia s snowfields sister in ski pants. A Mary Stovell is the full name but everyone Calls her Mary. She is shown above attending to one of her patients. Mary an attractive 25-Yearold blonde from Harrow Middlesex has been on the snowfields of Perisher Valley in the mount Kosciusko area of new South Wales for a month but already she is probably the Best known personality there. See Mary if you take a Tumble on the ski run and Hurt yourself you go and see Mary. If you want pills for a headache or bandages for a twisted ankle see Mary. And if you awake one morning feeling off Colour Send for Mary and Shell come scurrying on her yellow ski Doo. Mary s ski Doo is a new Snow vehicle in the Perisher Valley. It \ s something like a motor Scooter with Steerable skis at the front a Small Caterpillar track at the rear and is powered by a motor similar to the Type fitted to Power Lawn mowers. Mary says that on the Flat it can travel at up to 30 Miles an hour but she has never tried hers out that fast yet. She has been concentrating on not falling off. Mary is employed by the doctor living in Berrydale a few Miles away and her casualty station is in the Cluster of buildings housing the machinery for the to bars and the ski shop Midway Between the Valley s two hotels a the Man from snowy River and sundeck. Her charges Are All those living on or visiting the snowfields. Uniform Mary lives at the Man from snowy River where she shares a room with Sally the receptionist. She starts each Day by checking with Sally whether any sick Calls have come in. She then phones Val. Receptionist at sundeck and. If All is Clear she ski Doos across the Valley to the casually room and dons her Pale Blue uniform with its Black Belt and nurses Emblem. A White ski Sivvy with its Long sleeves and Crew neck peeps out of the uniform. Ski pants and ski boots Complete the picture. In the Case of a serious emergency Mary can Call her Boss the doctor in Berrydale. But she is fully competent to handle most casualty cases which come her Way. Mary Stovell migrated to Australia with a girl Friend in january 1961. And spent her first four months at Narrabri. North of Sydney. Working at the District then she went to Sydney where she hostesses at a suburban hotel for a time before undertaking special nursing at Mosman and Ca Merav. Above sister stove is All set to slide away in her ski Doo to see a patient. Migrant Soprano wins Sydney aria a Welsh migrant Soprano Valerie Morgan and an australian baritone Raymond Myers won the Sydney opera House aria contest recently against nation wide Competition. They will go to Europe and great Britain next year to further their singing studies. Announcing miss Morgan and or. Myers As winners. Sir Bernard Heinze. Chairman of the adjudicators. Who heard finalists from five states said their voices would carry them to the highest places in singing. Already they were in world class said sir Bernard. Return air travel to Europe would be provided by Qantas and Cash awards would help finance their studies abroad. Both miss Morgan and or. Myers announced that they would leave for their overseas study towards the end of next year. In the meantime they were preparing a programme of solos and duets together for concert work before and after leaving Australia. Miss Valerie Morgan came to Australia in 1952 with her parents or. And mrs. Albert Morgan from West Drayton Middlesex England where they lived for some years after moving from Wales. Student Valerie a full time student at the Sydney conservator Iuni works part time As a Coffee bar attendant to help finance her career. Valerie began singing at the age of nine in England. Or. Myers is an interviewing officer for the . Medical and Hospital benefits fund. Sydney. ? Raymond Myers ? Art show at Newcastle a n exhibition of the work of leading migrant artists in Australia has established for the Good Neighbour Council in Newcastle ., a substantial Good Samaritan fund. The Newcastle Branch of the Council associated with the Newcastle Art gallery put the collection on Public display recently for four weeks in the cultural Centre Newcastle. There were 42 examples of paintings and sculpture on exhibition. They were the work of 41 overseas born artists in every state except Tasmania. Gesture the director of the Newcastle gallery or. G. Docking said that the display was called the new influences exhibition As a gesture of Goodwill and gratitude for the influence that these artists Are exerting on the Quality of life in several Hundred guests and critics saw the exhibition opened by the acting Dean of the faculty of architecture and lecturer in Art at the Sydney University or. Lloyd Rees. Standard gifts to the Good Neighbour Council s Good Samaritan fund totalled More than �150, providing its first working capital. Or. Rees praised the Standard of work shown in the exhibition and linked the contribution of immigrant artists of recent times with the original foundation of vitality in australian Art. A picture Page 3

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