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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jan 1 1966, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - January 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory The right answers Are vital if Australia is to remain on the path of growth and Progress 9 no. 144 january 1966 the bowmen Melbourne an ancient sport comes to a new land. Archery is becoming More and More popular in Australia and appropriately British settlers Are among the Many taking part in this sport which developed from the legendary skill of English Long bowmen. Many confess however that they had never held a Bow until they came to Australia Story Page eight convention opens up Newfields message to delegates r Phe theme of this year s australian citizenship a convention Australia new dimensions a held special significance for a fast growing Australia in a rapidly changing world the minister for immigration or. Opperman said in a message to delegates. Or. Opperman said the theme invited delegates along new avenues of thought and demanded a sober scrutiny of ourselves and our country. It brings us to realisation of the Point in her history at which Australia stands today and appeals for understanding of the changes wrought and the advances won in the countries from which we seek our new settlers the minister said. My Choice of this theme naturally was influenced by the impressions 1 gained in my visit abroad a few month Sago. Happily in Britain and in the countries of Europe there has been an enormous improvement in living standards since the Early Days of Post War migration. This Progress has been accelerated in recent years. What was once a substantial Gap Between material conditions in the old world and in the new has been largely bridged. Poor Reward economic and social insecurity at Home were sad spurs to one is sorry to see them blunted. But their passing tells us clearly that it was something More than High wage Sand Security that Australia held and still holds to attract new people to her shores. What Are these attractions in our country and our Way of living which go on appealing to prospective new settlers How do we preserve and develop these assets what other attractions can we demonstrate How do we recognise and remove the Short comings that detract these Are the questions for this most representative of Australia conventions a great Catherine whose discussions t am sure will be inspired by the authoritative nanners presented. To wish the convention every Success in its examination of these right answers Are vital if Australia is to remain on the oath of growth and Progress. Making her contribution alongside the other great nations of the message concluded. ? the programme for the convention s opening ceremony on tuesday. January 18, will begin at 10.15 . When the delegates assemble in the Canberra theatre. At 10.30 the governor general lord Casey will open the convention. The for citizenship and the youth citizenship award will be presented during the morning and at 2.15 . The discussion groups will assemble at the Canberra Rex hotel. At 5 . There will be a reception to delegates and guests at parliament Houseboy the Ministero immigration and . This will be followed at 8.30 by a film evening. The chairman of the convention will again be or. K. C. Wilson.m.p.,and the Deputy chairmen will be Dovey or. A. E. Monk and . J. Coombe

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