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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - December 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration new citizenship ceremony two More states follow Lead in Western Australia and South Australia last North new style naturalization ceremonies were conducted for the first time in those states. In Western Australia citizenship was granted to new settlers by the lord mayor of Perth sir Joseph Otterwell at the Council Chambers. The South # australian ceremony was conducted in the Mam Hall if the Glenelg town Hall by the mayor or. C. W. Nderson. Phe Perth ceremony was a i 11. 1 Nti a held on october 27 in he City Council Chambers and was attended by a Large lumber of Perth residents. Sir Joseph Totterdell in welcoming the visitors to the Funcion paid particular tribute to he part the Good Neighbour Council of Western Australia iad played in the introduction f the new style naturalization ceremonies to the state. Sir Joseph said that it was specially pleasing to him to be he first lord mayor in Australia 0 have the honour of conferring australian citizenship on new rtt Lars from Europe. Senator s. Paltridge reprinting the Commonwealth government urged the new citizens 0 accept full responsibilities in Ivic matters. He hoped they would enjoy their lives As i ticks of Australia and Felt sure hat they would make a useful contribution to their new country. We Realise that it is not Allne Way the senator told the candidates. You have Many Ings to add to our culture and or Progress. We have something to offer you. If we keep that in mind we Hall go Forward in partnership n the great Benefit of this Commonwealth senator a Lodge concluded. Sir Joseph Totterdell person Fly pinned a Rose on each woman Ranh chafe As of candidate As e conferred citizenship on them. The City f Perth presented each new cities with an attractive certificate As a memento of the occasion. Ill South Australia the Glenelg town Hall was crowded for South Australia s first ceremony in the new style. Senator g. Mcleay who represented the Commonwealth government said that Australia was anxious to receive the candidates As citizens. This is a gathering where our interests Are Mutual he said. We Are glad that you have taken this step. When you take the oath of allegiance you will be doing something we britons Are All proud to after conferring citizenship the mayor of Glenelg or. Anderson said for me and for All my councillors the 12 people who stand before me today Are Complete citizens. I should like to think that among them there is a future mayor of Glenelg and that All of them will be Active members of our Community. How interesting and appropriate it is the mayor continued that this history making occasion for South Australia should take place in Glenelg where this state was founded r r 7 years the lord mayor of Perth sir Joseph Totterdell with miss t. Per Shroff left and miss s. Livich who became citizens at a ceremony which he conducted in the Perth town Hall last month. Bilingual bibles the Bible society is now 1 making available special editions containing two languages one of which is English. The English version is Given on one Page and the other language version on the opposite Page. The new editions Are expected to give valuable assistance to migrants who Are studying English. Copies Are available at Cost or free in cases of Necess Itous circumstances from the Bible House 95 Bathurst Street Sydney. Dutchman among aborigines a Young dutch lawyer has begun work at Wyndham in Western Australia As a patrol officer for the department of native affairs. His Field of work is an area of 100,000 Square Miles. Tote is or. J. C. Hendrikse a 29-year-old scholar and idealist who says he has adopted Australia because of the Promise it holds for the future. During the past two years he has been engaged in an anthropological Survey of aboriginal legends and tribal life and customs which has taken him to free missions and 22 stations a member of the Fellowship f writers he has already contributed a number of articles to the australian press and has been a spokesman for the commissioner of native affairs at Public meetings. Regional conference at the opening of the regional conference of the Good Neighbour Council of South Australia or. A. J. Baker director of the South australian tourist Bureau explains the part of the state government in Australia s immigration programme. Others on the platform Are i. To a or. K. Wilson m.p.,the governor of South Australia sir Robert George who opened the conference or. Dudley Mathews and or. J. T. Massey report of conference Page 3. W w w w w v w w m f l w w w w w w m / w t f w . Reaffirms its support the 38th the returned soldiers sailors and airmen Imperial league of Australia has again endorsed Australia immigration Melbourne on october27 the Congress adopted the following Resolution recognising the grave inherent in an under populated Australia this 38th annual Congress of the . And . Reaffirms the league s Strong support of Large scale migration on a selective basis. Our organisation is concerned that the sense of emergency aroused by the recent threat to our survival should not give Way to complacency and that the australian Public should not lose sight of the Long term objectives of the immigration programme. We believe that the dangers which threaten our Way of life Are just As real today and that the use we make of the Opportunity to increase our numbers and develop our resources while there is still time Maywell prove to be a decisive Factor in our continued existence As a free democratic nation. The league therefore regards the task of populatio7i build Iii As one of vital urgency to be pursued with the utmost Vigour and with the full co operation of All sections of the assimilation problems one of the most interesting features of the regional conference of the South australian Good Neighbour Council last month was the International forum in which five new settlers gave their views on settling in Australia. T he speakers were or. L. Kaup . A. Dezsery Hungary or. I. Frank Netherlands or. G. Kolarovich Yugoslavia and mrs. E. Preston England. Or. Kaup Mees said that the Success of transplantation depended upon the Plant itself the soil and the skill of the Gardener. The Success of any individual migration therefore depended on the migrant himself the Environ ment in which he found himself and the care that was Given in helping him Settle in. Mrs. Preston said that some British migrants missed Many things in Australia which were integral parts of the Way of life in the United kingdom and despite the Many advantages of life in Australia the absence of the traditional Little things made settling in difficult. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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