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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - August 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory The Good fivr7777#7f# / j no. 151 August 1966 settler intake is up again a fifth successive rear Australia s intake of settlers Rose in 1965 66 for the fifth successive year the minister for immigration or. Opperman said when commenting on arrival and departure settler figures released by the Commonwealth statistician. The 1965-66 settler intake of 144,061 fell Only 939 Short of the target of 145,000 and was 3,909 higher than the settler figure for 1964-65. Over the past five financial years the intake of settlers has been rising steadily or. Opperman said. In 1961-62 Australia welcomed 85,808 settlers. In 1962-63 the figure Rose to 101,888, 1963-64 to 122,318, and in 1964-65 to 140,152. The figures for 1965 66 have been achieved notwithstanding the British shipping strike and intensified Competition from other immigration countries. They have been achieved at a time when european countries themselves Are taking in hundreds of thousands of workers from their Neighbours. Many countries in which Australia has traditionally recruited migrants for years now have a Standard of Prosperity and Comfort not enjoyed before. They Are Able to make Many attractive offers to potential workers particularly employment close to their Home country. Australia s continuing and growing attraction to new settlers is Concrete proof of increasing Faith in Australia s developing Prosperity. People can demonstrate no greater proof of Confidence in a country s potential than their willingness to come to work and share in it. This Confidence and Faith Are shared by the people now coming from Britain and Europe and by those who have already migrated and settled successfully. Australia owes much to those migrants who have written to their relatives and friends in their former homelands and told them of their Success in Australia. They Are proving worthy citizens and a prime drawing Power in Australia s quest for immigration fiftieth meeting the Commonwealth immigration planning Council this month held its 50th meeting since its inception. The meeting at port Kemble n August 2 gave members the Opportunity of seeing the development of the steel works and the greater Wollongong Rea. The Commonwealth immigration planning Council was established in 1949, and com Prises members of the Community who Are leaders in Industry both Trade unions and employer economics science and Public administration. It advises the minister for immigration on planning of Australia s immigration programme ways in which immigration can contribute to a desirable pattern of National development absorption of migrants into the australian Economy and migrant accommodation and employment. The lord mayor of Sydney the Hon. J. I. Armstrong who is also a member of the Council gave a civic reception to members on their arrival in Sydney before they left for port Kemble. The minister for immigration or. Opperman attended a dinner in honour of the Council. The Host was sir Ian Mclennan the chief general manager of the broken Hill proprietary company ltd., and a vice chairman of the Council. Berth Indian ancient Gamin Melbourne the ancient English game of Royal Tennis is hardly the sport an englishman would expect to find in modern Australia. One englishman did and although he had never seen the game before he is devoting most of his life to it. He is or. Albert Bert Sands formerly of Little Hampton Sussex who migrated to Australia with his wife Patricia and daughter Fay now 20, three years ago. A year ago or. Sands became caretaker of the Royal Melbourne Tennis club in the heart of Melbourne. Or. Sands and his family live in a Flat beside the club s court which is one of Only two Royal Tennis clubs in Australia and of Only 38 in the world. It is certainly an unusual jobs but a Good one particularly since i have some spare time during the Day and the court is right in the heart of the City or. Sands said. I was amazed to find Royal Tennis played in Australia. When i applied for the Posi Tion i thought i was applying for a caretaker s Job for a Normal Lawn Tennis club. When i discovered it was Royal Tennis i decided to take the Job anyway and have not regretted my decision. My Job is to look after the court and keep score for the games played during the Day. I have played a few games myself but i m afraid i am not very Good at it or. Sands said. Royal Tennis was the Favourite sport of Henry v and has its origins in Antiquity. The rules of the game As it is played today Are the same As those in the Days when it reached the Peak of its popularity under the Tudor Kings Henry Vii and Henry Viii. Ii is played on a Long narrow indoor court with a Roc like Felt covered Ball and a thickly Strung Racquet. Modelled on a cloister the court has Crown symbols marking boundaries and a 5ft. High net dipping to 3ft. In the Centre. The court floor a combination of Concrete and slate causes the Ball to Bounce crazily. Alcoves on the Wall which Send the Ball out at Odd angles make the game even More difficult. The scoring sounds like a foreign language to the Novice but the results Are decided on the Best of three sets. Above or. Sands with his two daughters Jesse left and Fay. Jesse was born in Australia. Immigration office opens in Belgrade the department of immigration now has its own representative in Belgrade. The representative is or. S. R. Lewis a senior officer from the department s Canberra office. He will be attached to the australian embassy in Belgrade. Previously australian migration work in Yugoslavia has been handled by British representatives. The duties in Belgrade will include dealing with migration inquiries and applications for visas tourists and business visitors

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