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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Aug 1 1965, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Homing event All state hold either annual general meetings or state conferences in the next four months. Thuv will be a new South Wales annual general meeting August 23 Western Australia slate conference september 10-11 Tasmania annual general meeting september 11 Victoria state conference october 29-30 South Australia state conference. November6. Queensland will hold its annual general meeting in september. _ 3rw by Jiffy a no. 139 dept. Of immigration monthly bulletin for migrants Canberra August 1965 Newmon announced for English classes of students will get certificate students at learn English " classes throughout Australia soon will be Able to sit for tests in written and spoken English. Successful students will be issued with an official certificate stating that they have completed a course in the English language designed to provide a working knowledge of the language the tests have been compiled by the Commonwealth office of education. They will however be administered by the state education departments. The tests Are meant for students already attending classes and the examinations willbe Given when the teacher thinks his students Are ready. However it will not be compulsory for students to take the examinations. The certificates will offer definite proof that an applicant has reached a certain Standard in English. The certificate itself is in four colours with a Seal and a space for the insertion of the student s name and the signature of the officer in charge of the migrant education Section in the respective state departments of education. The Commonwealth office of education is already distributing the certificates to state education departments. Where practicable it is h of e d t 0 p r e a e n t Cerates at suitable functions. Good Neighbour takes seat in . Parliament Neof the state so most energetic workers for new settlers will appear As a new member of the legislative Assembly when the new South Wales parliament meets on August 24 for the first time since the recent elections. He is or. Albert Grassby president of the Griffith Branch of the Goodneighbor Council. Or. Grassby is known personally to thousands of Farmers from Man different countries in the Murrumbidgee River irrigation area around Leeton and Griffith. Or. Grassby was born in Queensland but completed his education in England. After serving in the British army he returned to Australia in 1948 and joined the Commonwealth scientific and Industrial research organisational Griffith. As Secretary of the irrigation research and Extension committee or. Grassby helped to bring Farmers and agricultural scientists together in a rewarding partnership. He pays High tribute to the Energy and skill of the growers in his areas. Man of them Are former new settlers who he says Are demonstrating the tremendous productivity Capa City of that part of new South Wales particularly in fruit growing. Right or. Grassby checks some references in the Library at parliament House Sydney. A Chap must get some rest says Irving the Koala who adopted an English family. Story Page 3 making music for / n occasions not a scene from the past. But a photograph of members of one of the world s top military bands dressed in period costume for the Ball at which they were playing. The men Are All members of the famous Royal australian air Force Central band. Their music and reputation Are known throughout Aust Ralia As Well As overseas through their recordings . Appearances open air concerts and ceremonial parades. In fact almost 70 per cent of the band s members Are migrants the Story of the band and its members is featured on pages four and five of this Issue

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