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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jul 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - July 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration governments pledge to 4id voluntary workers \.s. W. Regional conference continuing support for the activities of the new settlers league in new South Wales was pledged by representatives of the Commonwealth and state parliaments and the Sydney City Council at the opening of the league s first regional conference at the Sydney University at the end of May. He speakers were the Commonwealth acting Inister for immigration r. Howard Beale m.p., in. F. B. Buckley ivi.l.c., presenting the Premier of new South Wales and the acting lord mayor of Sydney Alderman f. Green delegates representing 24 branches of the league attended the conference. In opening the conference or. Buckley said that be character of the work egg done by the new settlers league was such lat any australian should e proud to be associated Ith it. Or. Buckley pointed out that bile it was the responsibility of e Commonwealth government bring migrants to Australia it came the Job of the state to up the newcomers Settle Down spily into the Community. We must find Homes for these of Lyle said or. Buckley. The acting minister for immigration or. Beale said that it a Good thing that in imm Fotion there was Complete Ani mity among All political ties in Australia. Or. Beale reviewed the Immia Tion plans for 1953 and Intel out that while it had in necessary to reduce the Ine of new settlers Over the past a it was now becoming Posic to build up the numbers Ain. During the first half of is year Australia had received 000 new settlers. It was tick rated that the intake for second half of the year a uld Rise to 42,000. Or. Beale indicated that the Phasis on the migration Ine would be on family units her than individuals. For most of our new settlers a Beale concluded Australia Golden door. The new tiers league of new South Les is lifting High the lamp Light the Way of the new Ber into the Community and congratulate most warmly the a voluntary workers assorted with the acting lord mayor of Iney Alderman f. Green told conference that the City until greatly appreciated the a of the league and would continue to be helpful wherever possible. During the afternoon and evening sessions proceedings were interspersed with Branch reports. These showed that despite very real difficulties the league was moving into a recognised and effective place in new South Wales. The work of the league its Aims and functions were dealt with by the Secretary mrs. M. Watts in a most interesting and informative address at the opening of the Friday night session. This was followed by an open discussion by delegates on assimilation needs and the difficulties in meeting them. On saturday miss b. Battle and senior social worker mrs. J. Moffat led a forum on assimilation problems and the relationship of Community miss Battle pointed out that the league and its branches must aim at obtaining and then coordinating the support of voluntary organisations in the Community. We have a responsibility miss Battle said to Sec that we do not work purely As individuals. We must make our Branch a wide Assembly and meeting place for the Community and that of course includes new mrs. Moffat Drew on her experiences As a social worker when she told delegates that she had found five great problems in the successful settling Down of newcomers into the Community. These were reuniting of families sickness child delinquency marital troubles and loneliness particularly among Young men. In All of these problems there was a part that workers in the assimilation Field could undertake. Delegates discussed these views then went into a Buzz session when the meeting broke into Small groups in the Hall continued on Page 3 migrants and Coronation migrants played a prominent and spectacular part in the Celebration throughout Australia of the Coronation of her majesty Queen Elizabeth ii. They joined with old australians in Public ceremonies and gave Many spontaneous demonstrations of their loyalty. To Mark the occasion this Issue of the Good Neighbour contains a special supplement which tells in Story and in pictures of some of the activities in which new australians participated and which Are truly representative of the migrant celebrations All Over the country. Colourful Trees planted a tree planting ceremony at the Eno Gera migration Centre was the principal function organised by the Queensland new settlers league to Mark the Coronation of her majesty Queen Elizabeth ii. Trees planted were the colourful Jacaranda and poinsettias. The president of the new settlers league or. R. Wainwright told the gathering that the Bright colours of the Trees would mix easily with the greens of the australian gum Trees and foliage All around. So too would new australians merge happily to make an enriched pattern of australian life. Citizens under Crown notable naturalization ceremony in Brisbane for the first time in its Long history the Brisbane police court was Bright with flags and Flowers see supplement Page 4 for the naturalization of 14 migrants of 10 nationalities in a special ceremony arranged As part of the Coronation celebrations in Brisbane. After the ceremony the new settlers league in Queensland entertained magistrates and the new citizens at a reception at the Eno Gera migrant Centre. T he ceremony made history in a a a Queensland also with the use for the first time of the new form of renunciation used by applicants for australian citizenship. The form of renunciation of allegiance to any foreign Sovereign or state replaced the previous renunciation of nationality. The officiating magistrate was or. C. R. Noyes ., who said a you will Tell your children and those children will Tell their children that you were naturalized in the week Queen Elizabeth was crowned. As the Queen dedicated herself to the service of her people you also dedicate yourselves to the service of your country and to do All in your Power to make it the new citizens were congratulated by the chief stipendiary magistrate who told them that it was a wonderful thing to find people of Many nationalities drawing together in the Unity of citizenship to work within the British Commonwealth of nations for the preservation of democracy and the maintenance of world peace. New settlers who became australian citizens in Brisbane during Coronation week. Here in front of the impressive St. Edward s Crown which dominated the Eno Gera Centre s Coronation decorations Are from left to right a master Jans Hofstee mrs. Iren Byrnes miss Bella Babitsky or. Edgar l and Berger and mrs. Landsberger mrs. Everdina Vandenbosch the officiating magistrate or. C. Noyes Mrs. Bruna Terpin chief stipendiary magistrate or. C. Burchill miss Margarita Golubeva and or. Teodor Hreszczuk. See Story below. To assist the working of assimilation organisations

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