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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jan 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - January 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration. Servants of the work j am glad to be Able to wish All Good Neighbours a Happy and enriching new year with the Hope that each will seek More opportunities to express Goodwill towards men in practical forms particularly to strangers among us aiding to build a nobler Australia and a better world. Our voluntarily accepted obligation to help each migrant to Settle happily and feel at Home As one of us continues without diminution in 1953. So. 9 let each do Well what he knows Best a nothing refusing nothing shirk a knowing that none is master of the rest a but All Are servants of the work. J. T. Massey Commonwealth coordinator of voluntary assimilation activities. Many to seek citizenship an increasing number of new settlers from Europe is becoming australian citizens. In the past two years nearly 3,500 migrants have qualified for australian citizenship and have taken the oath of allegiance to the British Crown. P is an encouraging sign that the second half of last year saw a significant increase in the number of new australians who have successfully applied for citizenship. The first migrants under the displaced persons scheme arrived in Australia in 1947. It is expected that about 4,000 of these Early arrivals will have the Opportunity of becoming australian citizens during 1953 in 1954, nearly 11,000 new australians from Europe Are expected to become naturalised. With each succeeding month Good Neighbours will have an increasing Chance of bringing to the attention of new settlers the desirability of taking the necessary Steps to join the people of their new Homeland As fellow citizens. It is important for new settlers to Realise that they should make a declaration of intention to become an australian citizen after they have been in Australia for twelve months and before the end of their third year in this country. There must be a period of two years Between making the declaration of intention and achieving australian citizenship. Unless they declare their intention before the end of their third year they will have to wait beyond the end of their fifth year for naturalisation. Street name spans two lands four centuries Amsterdam s flying burgomaster or. Arn j. D Billy named a new Street in Dee Why Sydney recently after the sixteenth Century dutch Painter Nicola is Maas. After the ceremony or. D Billy left and the lord mayor of Sydney Alderman e. C. O Dea joined with dutch and australian residents in a dance to celebrate the occasion. A new year a new Home i n y migrants from England a Rosemary Blogg 3, of Surrey and Carl Develin 5, of Liverpool see brightness in a future in their new Homeland As they look from a deck window on the migrant ship Cameron a when it berthed at Sydney recently. Language is big Barrier language was the greatest Barrier to the assimilation of new australians or. J. Dimitrijevic told rotary club members at Kalgoorlie Boulder Western Australia recently. The language problem comes up like a Wall Between us and it is the main drawback to assimilation he said. To help us you have Given us All the tools to Knock Down the Wall. You have organised English classes you Are printing bulletins with easy lessons and you Are giving lessons for us Over the for migrants who Learnt English quickly assimilation was relatively easy. But those who although genuinely trying made slow Progress found it difficult to obtain and hold jobs because of their inability to speak English he said. These people deserve your attention for they Are willing to learn. The assimilation of such new australians can be made easier by the average australian who can and usually does play a big part in this Apex clubs give migrants Welcome feature of the Apex clubs Observance of International Goodwill week in Australia last november was the entertainment and Welcome of new settlers at dinners and other functions in All states. The week was celebrated by 84 Apex clubs throughout Australia. At Many of the dinners migrants were guest speakers of the evening. At All of the functions in Australia appropriate toasts and Goodwill messages conveyed to the migrants the feeling of Welcome and their Happy acceptance by the Young men of their new Homeland. The Aims of Apex Are to develop by Precept and example a More intelligent and serviceable citizenship to provide practical Means of forming enduring friendships and to Render altruistic service to add to the welfare and happiness of the Community and to Foster International Fellowship by establishing Contact with Young men in other lands. Nicholas Day was no. 1.000 sixteen year old Nicholas Day from Brighton England was the 1,000th Little brother to come to Australia from the United kingdom since 1947 under the big brother movement of the new South Wales migration scheme. He reached Sydney in the Ranchi last november. Nick Day got the urge to go on the land while he was at school in Germany. His father was in the Legal Branch of the control commission in Germany from 1947 to 1950. During that time Nick his Mother and sister Shirley 13 lived on a farm in Hamburg. He Learnt of the big brother movement applied Foi passage under the scheme and received his travelling orders within 10 months of applying. The big brother movement is a voluntary organisation which sponsors British youths Between 16 and 18 for migration to Australia to Settle on the land. About 20 per cent of the lads prefer City jobs and these Are found for them. The movement asks Only that the lads should be of Good character of average intelligence and education and in Good health. They have the Benefit of guidance and counsel from their big brother sponsor. In Sydney Nick went with companions to the Warmsley Hills farm at Liverpool 24 Miles South of Sydney. The Little Brothers at Warmsley Hills work about six hours a Day learning farming procedure and helping milk the cows and tend the crops which provide food for the farm s Kitchen. After work they Are free from about 4 . The swimming pools on the property Are then Well patronised. Facilities for sport Are Good and boxing football and Cricket Are encouraged. Although he is the 1,000th Little brother to arrive in Australia since 1947, he is number 4,003 since the movement first began in 1925. Remembered help he got t7rom Ballarat in Victoria comes a Story of How a new australian expressed his gratitude for help he had been Given soon after his arrival in Australia. The new australian arrived in Ballarat two years ago. Like All other migrants arriving in that City he was met and welcomed by the helping hand committee which works in close affiliation with the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria. In the Early months of settling in he benefited from the advice and help the committee was Able to give him. Recently he sent the committee a Cheque for �25 to enable it to help other new settlers As they had helped him. This is a Story where the principal must remain Anonymous. The new australian especially asked that his name be withheld from publication to assist the working of assimilation organisations
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