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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jul 1 1966, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - July 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Next convention to be june 67 18-month Cycle planned the 17th australian citizenship convention will be held in Canberra from june 6 to june 9 next year. Announcing this the minister for immigration ,said that since 1950 the convention usually had been held in january although in 1963 it had been successfully held in june. In future it would be held every 18 months he said. " this change has been Madelain Lyford administrative reasons said or. Opperman. " the convention will still fulfil its important function of enabling delegates to Exchange ideas and information about the problems of said the convention was unique in Australia and attracted world attention. " about 300 delegates from All Over Australia attend these conventions he said. " they represent Federal and state parliaments local government the Good Neighbour movement Industry and Trade unions education authorities churches Community organizations and youth groups. " to fact almost every nationally constituted organization interested and Active in the welfare and integration of new settlers is represented. " when delegates report Back to their organizations the benefits of the convention flow through to thousands of responsible citizens. " past conventions have influenced Man of the policies now followed in Australia for the successful integration of new settlers. Some of the policies originated at the conventions. " from the first convention in 1950 evolved the Good Neighbour movement. " this organization coordinates the work of voluntary Community bodies to help the settlement of migrant sin Man personal Way which no government Agency could Agostino win Duke s award italian born Agostino Puopolo above has received his Duke of Edinburgh Silver award badge from the governor of Victoria sir Rohan Delacombe at a special ceremony at government House Melbourne. Agostino a 17-year-old apprentice fitter and Turner with the victorian state electricity commission had to qualify in four sections for the award a service adventure pursuits and interests and fitness. A keen footballer in the Winter Agostino is an Active member of St. Stephen Harry ers athletic club in the summer and last year was third in the Hammer throw of the victorian athletic championships. Agosti ocame to Australia in 1958 with Liis parents and a brother and sister from Anzano i Puglia Foggia Italy. It All seemed greek to Dimitrio the Purser in the ferry Roland von Bremen could t believe his ears when the Little greek passenger asked him in broken German. When will the ship reach Sydney but his eyes nearly popped out when the passenger offered him a ticket to Australia for the journey from Bremerhaven to Heligoland a distance of 100 Miles. The passenger a guest worker in Germany since 1963, was so excited when he arrived at the giant Columbus pier in the North German port of Bremerhaven that he mistook the trim ferry for the sleek italian liner Flavia in which he had his passage booked to Australia. Soon after boarding the vessel he tendered his ticket to Australia and asked How Long the voyage would take. In no time the news of the misguided passenger spread through the ship and to her master Captain Robert Lauer. He asked the Bremerhaven water police How do we get Dimitrios Back to Bremerhaven and on Board Flavia the problem was solved when another Small ship nearby offered to take Dimitrios to a rendezvous with a water police launch at the Hohlweg Lighthouse. A High Speed trip Back to the pier scene of thousands of migrant sailings a soon had Dimitrios on Board the Flavia and bound for the real Australia. Italy honours Cairns Good Neighbour president the italian government has Given a High award to one of Queensland s Best known Good Neighbours. He is or. W. Bill Moloney president of the Cairns Branch of the Good Neighbour Council for the past 13 years. The award the Star of Italy of Solidarity was in recognition of Storkas president and the help he has Given to italian settlers and other migrants in the area. The award is mad under the direction of the president of Italy. As a result of this a warder. Molone now holds the title of Cavaliere. Presentation of the award the first made in Northern Queensland for some years was by the italian state Consul for Italy or. Mario Rotelli at a special ceremony in Cairns. The italian consular agent for Cairns , said that always been willing to help the Many migrants of every nationality who lived in the District. More than 70 people representing Community and business life in Cairns attended the ceremony. The italian government has also honoured the 1965 Winner of the Kumm award for citizenship Vasta. Story Page three above or. Charles Trucano reads the scroll of presentation Whilmer. Moloney Centre and or. Rotelli look on. No. 150 july 1966

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