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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - July 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Church gets a Fine carving a dramatic figure of the crucified Christ 8ft. 6iri. High was raised above the altar in a Canberra Church last month. Carved from Malayan Kauri the figure was the work of 78-year-old John Pillig of the Canberra suburb of Yarr Alumna. The figure is the focal Point of St. Peter s lutheran Church. Hampered mrp Illig worked on the figure for eight months under the shelter of a car port at his Home. He said ordinarily the figure would not have taken Meso Long but i was unlucky enough to be ill for some of the time. 1 was also hampered by a number of Days of bad weather when it was impossible to work . Pillig Drew on a lifetime of experience As a sculptor and Wood car Verin creating the . Pillig s work May be found in Many churches and Public buildings in Argentina. Brazil Uruguay Paraguay and Mexico. He scoffed at any suggestion of forsaking carving because of his age. I will continue to carve As Long As i can he said. Artists Are All the same. Their work is their life and they Only Stop working when they Stop above or. John Pillig 78, puts the finishing touches to his crucifixion figure carved from Malayan Kauri. for 150 migrants a Welcome and reunion party washed in Melbourne recently for 150 British migrants. It was arranged by the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria and the Bank of . The guests included 40 children a half of them under 10. Part of the Bank of .in Collins Street was decorated with . And British sex service legion flags for the occasion. The Secretary of the Good Neighbour Council of . Taggart said that the Welcome and reunion was the first of a series of get together for British migrants. They were expected to be held every second month she said. British migrant interested in attending the parties should get in touch with the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria 32 Market Street Melbourne. Fire at Brooklyn Hostel but it s meals As usual now " Wou d never know we d had a fire said Linda Taylor 6, a As she headed the lunch rime queue below at Brooklyn migrant Hostel Melbourne. The girls herein an emergency dining room at the Hostel following a fire which destroyed the Hostel s Kitchen Block and dining room last month. The Blaze left 1,100 residents nothing a and nowhere a to eat. But they did t go hungry for Long. A Fleet of special buses shuttled the migrants Back and Forth to emergency meal prepared in the kitchens of two nearby hotels. True britons and the following Day it was meal Sas usual at Brooklyn a in the Hostel s youth Centre turned dining room. The army helped too by lending the Hostel four refrigerators and two Mobil kitchens. The victorian manager of Commonwealth hostels or. D. Hopper said that the migrants behaved like True britons during the emergency. They were cheery and most helpful he said. Flowers that Bloom so of Lih m o 4 1 t o t x j i u l / Al a he Hills of Adelaide Aret Ideal for growing roses. The climate and soil product dooms which arc famed Iii Iong fanciers. And Here s a Man right who knows his roses and knows where to grow them. He is Kees Geitenbeek whose thriving Rose Nursery carries on a family tradition. Kees Nursery surrounds a rambling 50-year-old House on the outskirts of Woodside a charming Village in the it. Lofty ranges near Adelaide. Climate it was not until Kees had seen Many parts of Australia and new zealand that he decided that South Australia was he place for his Rose Nursery. The climate Here is Ideal. Indeed Adelaide roses Are famous he said. From his Nursery known As Ever plow Kees and his German born wife Ingeborg Send roses to mos states of Australia. Always on the Lookout for new varieties Kees pores Over the overseas catalogues and orders types which he thinks would be suitable to australian conditions from England Germany and Holland. In one sense at least Kees life has been roses All the Way. Studied he was brought up to take Over his Uncle s Nursery in Holland and studied roses from childhood. However he claims that red tape surrounded business activity in Europe and he decided to leave. Whence arrived in Adelaide he began work with a City Nursery later starting his own Busi Ness pruning roses and fruit Trees under contract. Establishing Ever plow As Nursery meant and still Means a lot of hard work for the Young couple who Only employ casual labour in mayan june when Mostof the retailers orders for Rose Bushes Are filled. Right Ingeborg slaps some fresh paint on a 60-year-old plough which inspired the name of Ever plow for the Nursery. Governor at s. the governor of South Australia sir Edric Bastian and lady Bastian were among the guests who attended the Good Neighbour Council Ball held in Adelaide last month. More than 2,500 dancers including members of Good Neighbour committees National groups Good Neighbour Council branches and affiliated organisations thronged the Centennial Hall for the Ball
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