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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - December 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration assimilation vital says . Annual Congress urges full National Effort the 36th annual Congress of returned servicemen recently held in Adelaide gave a firm Lead to the Community when it formally carried a motion urging australians to play their part in the rapid assimilation of migrants into the australian com Muni " the motion which was moved and seconded by Western australian delegates or. T. Sten and or. E. O. Davies read believing that the rapid assimilation of All migrants is essential to the interests of this nation from defence economic and cultural aspects this 36th annual . Congress earnestly commends to All australians the practice of welcoming our new australians into family and Public this motion was warmly praised by the Federal president of the league or. George Holland who said that it was appropriate that the general Congress of returned servicemen should place stress on this vital matter. The returned servicemen s league has consistently taken a realistic attitude towards migration matters. The league whose members have done so much in two wars to ensure the safety of Australia is naturally vitally interested in its country s continued Security and development. The . Has made it Clear on several occasions that it supports and believes in Large scale selective migration to this country. Other motions concerning migration and carried at the 36th annual Congress of the . Were a that this Congress is of the opinion that a vigorous immigration policy is essential to the development and defence of Australia. That encouragement be Given to a British nationals and b people of european descent to Migrate to Australia. In View of present world trends and to assist in the adequate defence of the Commonwealth the australian government be asked to take up with the British government the question of the systematic migration of suitable British and european industries to puppets used As Aid in learning English mothers and children at Benalla Centre Victoria have recently been introduced to an entertaining method of teaming English. A Jany have attended performances of a puppet show conducted by the chief instructor miss Lois Griffiths and other teachers in the Centre. The repertoire includes Little red Riding Hood and the three Little pigs not Only the traditional version but also Short sketches showing the Little pigs going shopping and catching a train. The scenery is improvised by the Centre s Handyman. Miss Griffiths provides All the voices through an amplifier and the audience finds learning English a pleasurable pastime. The songs of the three Little pigs have become popular in the Centre and the Mere sight of miss Griffiths is sufficient to set the children singing who s afraid of the big bad Wolf the puppet show is not per formed in the classroom but its repetition scenes Are used in class. The next play will be Hansel and Gretel which should be popular with european migrants. Dutch veterans from Korea to Settle Here thirst of Many Netherlands soldiers fighting with the United nations forces in Korea who intend to Migrate to Australia when demobilised Are these five smiling men. They flew from Japan to Sydney last month. In the Back Row Are Jan Claessen who wants to be a Chicken Farmer and Peter Bomhof formerly of ape doom. In the front Row Are petrus j. Van Den Burg who has already found employment As a truck Driver Frans Steeghs another with Chicken farm Hopes and John Van Stralen former tank Driver who is now operating a Sydney bus. Eager to Migrate they stand in queues new Glasgow office is Bright spot to is half an hour after closing time but prospective migrants Are still standing in a queue at the newly opened australian immigration office in Glasgow Scotland. The first permanent office opened in the United kingdom outside London the Glasgow migration Centre has made Bath Street a Busy thoroughfare with Day Long crowds inspecting the attractive window display of australian scenes. Within 10 Days of the opening the office had received Calls from 2,200 scots enquiring about passages to Australia. Many were single tradesmen being sought by employers nominations. Generous gifts by newcomers gifts of a Money donation to the australian troops in Korea Comfort fund and a canteen of cutlery for legacy were made by new settlers in Australia recently. Stew australians at sche Yville i migrant Centre collected �83/19/5 for the Christmas Comfort fund for australian troops in Korea being conducted by a Sydney newspaper. Accompanying the donation was a letter from the migrants which said our contribution is to show our deep appreciation of the australian troops heroic struggle for Freedom in at Orange n.s.w., the dutch Community won a canteen of cutlery for their floats in the recent Cherry Blossom procession. In accepting the gift of the canteen to legacy the president of Orange legacy or. Frank thurn complimented the dutch newcomers on the manner in which they were adapting themselves to the australian Way of life and the interest they were taking in Community activities. I dutch build Homes for snowy men a dutch firm is building 200 three bedroom houses at Cooma new South Wales for the snowy mountains authority. The pre Cut Homes Are of Baltic Pine imported from Scandinavia with Fibre roofing from Belgium guttering from Holland and bathroom fittings from Scotland. Latest Liston Good Neighbours a addresses of assimilation bodies in each state were last published in our May Issue. Since then there have been a few changes. Here is the up to Date list a new settlers league of new South Wales 4 the floor 140 Elizabeth st., Sydney. President or. A. Halloran Secretary mrs. Margaret Watts. New settlers league of Australia Queensland division King House 77-81 Queen st., Brisbane. President or. R. H. Wainwright Secretary or. W. L. Rudder. Good Neighbour Council of Victoria older Leet building 475 Collins st., Melbourne. President sir John Medley Secretary or. H. Sawyer. Good Neighbour Council of South Australia 97 Pirie st., Adelaide. President or. R. J. Coombe Secretary miss Mary Taylor. Good Neighbour Council of Western Australia Adela House 75 Stirling st., Perth. President or. G. W. Simpson Secretary new appointment pending. Good Neighbour Council of Tasmania . Building 55 Argyle st., Hobart. President or. E. J. Pollard Secretary or. W. H. Parkinson Cumine. Good Neighbour Council of a.c.t., a ., civic Centre Canberra. President or. G. G. Sutcliffe Secretary or. W. G. Payne. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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