Canberra Good Neighbour in Canberra, Australian-Capital-Territory 1 Dec 1960
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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - December 1, 1960, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Neighbours 9 May have second refugee year the Good Neighbour movement in new South Wales is Likely to organise a second world refugee year 1 to help Settle More people from european Camps. The Albury Branch proposed this last month at the sixth state conference of the Good Neighbour Council. It suggested that each Branch of the Good Neighbour Council should sponsor one refugee family from Europe during the next 12 months. Conference delegates received the suggestion enthusiastically and executive committees of the 54 branches throughout new South Wales will consider whether to act on it. Meanwhile Central executive of the Council will continue Effort to raise funds to Aid refugees. Addressing the conference the president sir Richard Boyer said Good Neighbours should not begin to feel that their movement was diminishing in importance because the people of Australia had come to accept the principle of Large scale immigration. As this conference shows with the enthusiastic attendance of so Many delegates the movement is As vital in character and need As Ever it was he added. The chairman of the immigration planning Council or. David Fairbairn who represented the minister for immigration or. Downer told delegates that there had been a record turn Over of migrants in hostels during the past year. Hiis is an encouraging sign he said. Success in roses for Horst Rose culture experience in Germany and England has brought Success to Horst Dargel from Hamburg and now a resident of Queensland. At 31 years of age he is recognised As a leading commercial producer of roses in the state and he is a partner in a �20,000 business. His plants Are sent to places More than a thousand Miles from his Nursery at Rockhampton on the Tropic of Capricorn. Horat served an apprenticeship in nurseries learning his Trade at Kreis Tinneberg hols ten Eck and Tor Nesch. In 1951 he left Hamburg for England where he worked for a year at a Nursery in Ruddington Nottinghamshire. Met partner at the end of 1952, Horst answered an advertisement in a Trade paper and was sponsored by a Nursery firm in Bundaberg. Here Horst met the Man who was later to become his partner Willy von Allman who had landed in Australia from Switzerland the year before. Horst and Willy started on Quick crops a lettuce tomatoes and Beans. Then As Money came in they swung to the lines they really wished to grow a Citrus fruits and tropical plants and Flowers and for Horst roses. We applied the methods we had Learned in Europe adapted to australian conditions Horst said. Since moving to Rockhampton Horst has married an australian girl and is now father of an eight months old son. He has brought his Mother and brother from Germany to share his life in Australia. For migrant sin Australia r 1 31 Ujj lessons a knowledge of English Breaks Down a lot of barriers. It brings you new friends. Draws the family closer together. Helps you to get on in your Job. Makes you feel that you really belong to Australia. You can attend free Day or night classes in your District a or have the lessons sent to you by Post and there Are special radio lessons broadcast for you by the Abc each week. All the details will be sent to you if you write to a the officer in charge migrant education Section state education department. In your nearest capital City. M a Adri Zevenbergen build their own Home at Geelong Australia s 100,000th dutch migrant mrs. Adriana Zevenbergen left has achieved a lifelong ambition to be Able to Call a Home her own. Her dream has come True less than two years after her arrival in Australia with her husband Kees 32, and sons Kees now 6, and Addo 3. In Holland pm afraid it would have remained just a dream she said. But in Australia these dreams have a habit of coming True. Everyone has a Chance to own his own Home if he is prepared to work and save for the pictures on the opposite Page show the Happy Zevenbergen the Day Tivey moved into their new Home in the fast growing City of Geelong Victoria. Kees a fitter at the Ford motor company works at Geelong had the three bedroom Brick veneer House built to his own design at Newtown an outer suburb. Geelong is a seaport and Industrial Centre on Corio Bay about 45 Miles from Melbourne. It has a population of nearly 100,000. The House is built on a Corner Block and it overlooks the Baryon River Only a few Hundred Yards away. With his land paid off Kees obtained a loan from the dutch australian co operative housing society and building started in March this year. The Zevenbergen moved into their new Home on october 17, the Day Adri celebrated her 30th birthday. Although i knew it was coming it was still the Best birthday present i could have hoped for Adri said. Ceremony the keys to the House were handed Over at a ceremony in the front Garden by the chairman of directors of the housing society or. J. Van Der Noormaa. Also present were the mayor of Newtown or. J. H. Jepson and dutch emigration and australian immigration officials. A press photographers and television cameramen recorded the scene As Kees and Adri took their first Steps Over the threshold. Kees a former Marine Engineer who spent years at sea was immediately interested in the Baryon River Ishing prospects. I do not know what kind of fish there Are in this River e said. But it will not be Ong before i find out. I think i might buy a boat Ater and spend some Good ays out both Zevenbergen children Are Sun tanned and healthy indistinguishable from their Many australian playmates. They love going swimming and surfing with their parents at 4he nearby beaches. Mrs. Zevenbergen housewife is a Ballet teacher former Portsmouth Ballet dancer Myra Weston now teaches Ballet to Neighbours 9 children in the town of Redcliffe near b r i s Bane Queensland. Now mrs. Myra Lewis right she has organised the children into regular classes which she fits in Between periods devoted to household duties. The children Are All very keen she said recently and i m sure that with a Little More training they la be capable of putting on a very Good mrs. Lewis came to Australia nine years ago with her husband Joe and their son Gregory now 12. Now they have four other children a Susan 8, Michael 6. Mary 5, and Anthony 1. Salesman Joe Lewis formerly a fitter in an aircraft factory at Portsmouth is now a traveller for a Brisbane company we Edh supplies Cable to mines railways and electricity companies. When he first arrived in Australia he became a Salesman in an electrical appliance store managed a similar store for 10 months then went West to the Darling Downs town of Dalby where he became a farm tractor Salesman. The family returned to Brisbane two years ago when Joe joined the Cable company. A editors Are invited to make use of any of the material in 4 the Good Neighbour. For stereos see Page 8
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