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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jan 1 1960, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - January 1, 1960, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? four winners to have . f our British children a winners of giant essay contest to publicise migration a begin a ". 1 tour of Australia this month. The children two Hoys and Tiro girls will visit every stale Between january 11, in Hen i hey arrive at Perth and february 14, when they Lake off from Sydney for London. Wit their escorting teacher Alliey will Fly to Australia and Home again in a Qantas Boeing Jet Airliner and within Australia they will Fly nearly 10,000 Miles in . Airliners. Contestants had to write comprehensive essays on Australia illustrating them with maps photographs and advertising matter. The minister for immigration or. Downer personally selected the winners. The prize winners Are a Ann wills,15, from London. O Shirley Godfrey 12, from Nottingham a John Bailey 15, from Cheshire. A David Clark 15, from Aberdeen. Their escorting teacher chosen from 50 applicants for the Job is miss Jose Margaret Shaw of the Redhill Junior mixed school Castleford Yorkshire. Study kits the essay contest was sponsored by the department of immigration in conjunction with two British companies j. Lyons & company ltd., and educational productions limited. The Lyons company issued 50,000,000 coloured picture cards on australian life while educational productions carried details of the contest to every secondary school child in the United kingdom. School teachers were supplied with comprehensive study kits to help their classes in studies about Australia. Ann wills John Bailey ? finalists invt St or a Pussies below. Contest finalists met australian celebrities at a reception in London last month. Here David Clark tries to eat three sausages fed to him by radio and to personality Dick Bentley left Ham i on racing Driver Jack Brabham and to Star Charles tin Well. ? a ill mint tto a where they will go tour takes in every state i factories projects Orchards the four contest winners will be Given a tour As comprehensive a s any accorded a visiting dignitary or party of journalists. They will study primary and secondary industries major development projects and tourist facilities. The tour includes visits to a Fairbridge farm school Western Australia. A the Baross Valley South Australia. A Plant at Dandenong. A Cadbury chocolate fac s tory near Hobart Tasmania. A Golden Circle Cannery a Brisbane. A Cairns and the Coral reef 1 Observatory Greenisland. = a surfers Paradise. A port Kemble Steelworks. 1 a the snowy mountains works they will also visit animal f sanctuaries to see australian animals visit Apple Orchards and pineapple farms go f yachting on Sydney Harbour a visit Sydney s Luna Park fun fair picnic on the Banks of = the Cotter River near can f Berra and visit a sheep j = station. \ to meet j the boys and girls will i meet the prime minister and or. Downer in Canberra and have interviews e with senior officers of the a department of immigration. 1 while in Canberra the four e " a will attend the open \ ing of the eleventh australian i citizenship convention at the a Albert Hall. E As a fitting finale to their e visit they will have a three Day Holiday at a Sydney a Beach meeting surf club members trying the surf themselves and getting Sun tans to take Back to the eng Lish Winter. Apart from stimulating in mediate interest in Australia a the contest has Given Many j thousands of Britain s rising generation a True picture of modern Day Australia. Inside a note son winning essays �?p.2. A Agenda papers for convention �?p.2. A first " nest egg migrants from u.k.�?p3. A migrant sin to App. 4-5. A surfing feature. A p.6

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