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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Feb 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - February 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration convention met in spirit of Goodwill Assembly praises scope and Vigour of migration plans seeks Harmony Between migrants and citizens in a Canberra Public school last month leaders of the australian Community designed a charter of australian citizenship projecting a pattern of human relationship Between Australia s native born and its new settlers. The charter was drawn up in appreciation of the problems of migrant assimilation. It has As its aim the advancement of australian citizenship by seeking for the merging of the alien born migrant into the National family. J he week commencing january 22 was Jubilee citizenship convention week in Canberra. From All Corners of the Commonwealth leaders of the churches and voluntary organisations came to report on Good neighbourly activities during the year and make plans for the coming year. In the Albert Hall they heard his excellency the governor general stress the importance of migration to the nation s growth and ask for tolerance and understanding to achieve the intermingling of the qualities and characteristics of old australians and new for the betterment of the common weal. Sat the first convention last year they heard leaders of the Federal government the Federal opposition and the state governments express Complete agreement in the population building drive. They heard reaffirmed a non political and completely United approach to the subject. The delegates left Canberra with new determination to carry on the Good neighbourly work so Well commenced during 1950. They left behind them their charter comprising 128 resolutions which they suggest will contribute to the speedier and happier wedding of the migrant to. His adopted land. Six year old twins Zofia and Emilia Offman rate immigration minister or. Holt and mrs. Holt As two of the Best Good Neighbours they have met in Australia. The children were the two youngest artists at the convention festival of music and dancing. After watching their dance duet the minister and his wife went Back stage to pay their respects to the children and present them with twin sleeping dolls. Convention week opened officially in Canberra s Albert Hall on january 22. The Hall was be flagged by Day and illuminated by coloured lights by night. Here some of the official guests leave the Hail to attend. A reception Given by the minister for immigration and mrs. Holt in the courtyard of parliament House. At this function new australians performed the dance measures of a new Folk Ballet based on Waltzing rounding off a Busy Day guests attended the official opening of the arts and crafts exhibition which will tour Australia As part of the Commonwealth Jubilee celebrations. New australian dancers vocalists and instrumentalists provided an outstanding feast of music and dancing at the concert new australians make critics voted the concert the Best yet presented by migrants. A record attendance watched the open air pageant presented for the Public of Canberra. More than 6,000 sat on the lawns of the King George memorial Park while new australians entertained under the stars. Final function for the week was a Jubilee Garden party Given by his excellency the governor general at Yarr Alumna. Clear Sunshine followed rain to make the climaxing function one of the week s most colourful. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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