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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jul 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - July 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration Vanguard of thousands first arrivals by British figures set record thirteen from a Skyline at Masco aerodrome Sydney last month. They Ware the first of the 12,000 migrants to receive under the new australian Netherland agreement during 1951. already reached Australia. A total of 14,781 arrived Between october 1945, and december,1950. The party of 13 under the new scheme comprised three families a family with four children another with three and a married couple. The new arrivals went to Bathurst Centre where accommodation was provided for them initially. Dependants arriving under the scheme Are later accommodated at dependants centres until their breadwinner can provide accommodation. Seven additional air flights during the month brought further parties under the new agreement. Other dutch migrants reached Australia during the month on the vessels groote Beer 798 migrants and Siwajak 906. The Siwajak was a kindergarten ship on its voyage because 500 of its 906 migrant passengers were under the age of 18 and More than 100 were under three years. To Cater for the Large number of children a special children s doctor travelled with the ship. The Siwajak s passenger list included 165 families 50 of which had from four to 12 children. British record on the British migrant front record was established during May and june when 12,080 Grants sailed. This was the largest two months total since the beginning of the official migration schemes in 1947. All the migrants in the record total were free or assisted passengers under official schemes. The migrants were either the personal nominees of australian friends or employers or nominees of the state or Commonwealth governments. All went immediately to accommodation provided for them by their private employer or government nominee. The Commonwealth nominees who have undertaken to work in essential industries associated with Australia s Home building and economic expansion programme Are being accommodated in migrant workers hostels near Large Industrial centres. This record lift of migrants constituted a Large proportion of the 80,000 British migrants sought during 1951 under the Commonwealth s migration policy to build the National population and to relieve its acute manpower shortage. Van strangers is now in circulation the assimilation film no strangers Here was released from its commercial circuit this month and is now available for showing by voluntary organisations and others in 16mm. Copies have been sent by the department of immigration to Good Neighbour councils and new settlers leagues. Persons wishing to borrow the film for showing should place bookings with the secretaries of the Council or league in their state. Others wishing to buy a copy for their own use should apply to the department of immigration Canberra. The non commercial version runs for about 60 minutes and is especially angled for voluntary bodies to indicate the part they can play in assimilation. Empire Book or kiddies an attractive Booklet telling of the Royal family has been issued to All new australian children living at dependants centres. The Booklet was published by he Empire youth movement and prepared with the co operation f the department of immigration. Liberally illustrated the Booket is written especially for children to give them an understanding of the part played by the Royal family in the British Commonwealth of nations. Migrant children pledge loyalty in Jubilee message the prime minister or. Menzies has received message of loyalty and allegiance from children in Cowra Centre who took part in the Jubilee Bike ride to Canberra. The message which was forwarded through the minister for immigration or. Holt stated we the children of Many nationalities who have arrived in Australia from Europe feel honoured to accept with Pride and grateful thanks the Opportunity provided by the Commonwealth Jubilee committee to join with the Jubilee couriers in their ride to the National capital. Our presence on this occasion conveys the feelings of loyally and allegiance to Australia shared by All who have found Security and happiness in this our new Homeland. To this message or. Menzies has to or. Holt As follows would you convey to the children my acceptance of their message with All that it implies my appreciation of their action in this instance and my Good wishes for their future in Australia. They danced for the children in Hospital a Hildren from Cowra dependants Centre new South Wales made their second annual visit to Sydney recently to brighten the life of australian children in hospitals. Arrayed in their Bright National costumes the new australian children danced and played for the sick patients and visited them in their wards. Here two girls explain the piano accordion to crippled patients receiving Sun baking treatment. New Bureau to Ive advice to newcomers an information Burea service for migrants living in hostels is to be established in Victoria by the Council of social service with the cooperation of the departments of immigration and labour and National service. Phe Bureau will give a service similar to that offered by the citizens advice bureaus which have been operating in the United kingdom for some years. As centres of advice and guidance to citizens irrespective of lass Creed or financial position these bureaus Are now firmly entrenched in the Community life of hundreds of English cities and towns. The victorian service will be Annex by voluntary workers who will visit migrant hostels once a week. Advice on problems which Grants Are Likely to encounter n their Early Days in Australia ill it is believed help the newcomers to adjust themselves to australian conditions and perhaps avoid More serious problems arising from ignorance of facilities already available. A roster of social workers has been compiled and a programme of weekly visits pre pared. These allow for the hostels at Home Glen Brooklyn Williamstown Mariby Nong Fisherman s Bend Coburg and Broadmeadows to be visited. The visits will be at nights and on saturday mornings. "126. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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