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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Dec 1 1955, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - December 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory In which is incorporated Skene australian the monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants no. 24 Canberra december 1955 historic occasion for our country g at a in Oron a in Oronsaye in the evening or. Holt said that it was an historic occasion in Australia s development Story a the arrival of mrs. Porritt As a sym Bol of our million Post War migrants and the arrival of her husband Dennis As the first of our second million. Official guests at the re " caption which was broadcast Over an Australia wide network of radio stations included the Premier of Victoria or. Bolte the Deputy chairman of the immigration advisory Council or. O. D. A. Oberg the victorian minister in charge of immigration colonel w. W. Leggatt and the general manager of the Orient line or. J. D. Bates. Or. Holt said that the arrival of mrs. Porritt gave australian people the Opportunity to pay a tribute to the nest million Post War new settlers in Australia and to reflect on what they had Given to their new land. It gives us an Opportunity to make a firm declaration of our Faith in our own future and the destiny which we believe to be ours in this part of the Southern hemisphere or. Holt said. And it is fitting that this couple from Yorkshire should have been designated As the end of a line of a million migrants because it was from Yorkshire about 180 years ago that Captain James Cook set off on the first stage of his voyage in which he took Possession of Australia for the British Empire. In that Short time Australia has been built into a great nation with mighty industries and a Happy prosperous people enjoying one of the highest standards in the world and maintaining the democratic system of the British or. Holt regretted that his predecessor As minister for immigration or. Arthur Calwell was not at the reception adding Australia owes Arthur Calwell a debt of gratitude for his achievements at the Start of our postwar immigration programme. Our million Post War migrants have come not merely to work on this land of ours but to live with us in happiness and in an atmosphere of friendliness. And we have absorbed these pc Oplt Witk relatively Little Dis Comfort. Voluntary helpers throughout the length and breadth of this land have seen that our new settlers Are never without a Friend near at hand to help them. I know that our fellow australians would say go on with the Job and see if we cannot make this a continuing programme for the greater Security and happiness of our our Millionth made top news arrival of Australia s Millionth migrant made top news through the press films and radio. Forty australian and Over Cas j journalists photographers newsreel men and radio commentators covered her arrival on november 8. The modest Young couple from a Little Lown in Yorkshire received vip treatment on arrival and were honoured guests at functions held in connection with Victoria s immigration week. A they were welcomed to Australia by the minister or immigration or. H. E. Holt who spoke at an evening reception aboard the liner. See this Page. O they met another Porritt couple. A see Page 2. A had a Busy Day in Melbourne. See Page 3. A attended a naturalization ceremony. A were welcomed by the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria. Sec this Page. 9 mrs. Porritt received a hug from the Captain of Oronsaye Captain s. S. Burn and at a reception Given aboard the liner in Melbourne. See right. Christmas message from minister a merry Christmas and a Happy n new year our traditional warm hearted message in this season of Goodwill i gladly Send to All readers of the Good neigh. Bour to our million migrants of this Post War period and to All whose work in the Good Neighbour movement contributes to the Success of our migration programme. It has been a Good year for Australia with a Bountiful season and prospering industries. It has been a Good year for migration indeed a Milestone year As we have welcomed our Millionth migrant and have recorded the departure from the United kingdom of our 500,000th British settler our material Prosperity has been enriched by so Many new arrivals linking their lives with ours in the task of nation building. I believe that for most of our newcomers it has been a year of Persona happiness and Progress. Most have triumphed Over the problems and difficulties which arise even under the most favourable circumstances out of the process of adjustment to life in a new land. We Hope that they will be encouraged through these difficulties by the Knowles government and people and in particular the thousands associated in the Good Neighbour movement wish them Well in their new life Here and offer their help. On behalf of the government i thank our Good Neighbour for the valuable contribution they have made through another rear of useful work. Heartened by the results of our earlier efforts together we look with Confidence to the opportunities of 1956. The president of the victorian Good Neighbour Council or. I. Mclaren welcomes Australia s one Millionth Post War migrant mrs. Dennis Porritt and her husband at a reception Given by the Good Neighbour Council

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