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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jun 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration night of opera at Canberra Jubilee migrants part in Celebration new australian contribution to Canberra s Jubilee opening of parliament celebrations this month will be night of opera which will include costume presentation of scenes from popular operas. Celebrations to Mark the Jubilee of the opening of the first Federal parliament were originally scheduled for May 9, but were postponed to june 12 because of the elections. Night of opera will be presented at the Albert Hall on june 12 and 13, and will be attended by an audience of parliamentarians leading australians and overseas visitors. The entertainment has been arranged by the Good Neighbour Council of the australian capital territory. Artists will come from the Bathurst immigration Centre which has earned a High reputation in australian musical circles for the Quality of its presentation of Puccini s opera Tosca and several High class concerts. Since playing Tosca the company s principals have been Busy rehearsing scenes from other operas. Their offerings at Canberra will feature three scenes from Gounod s opera Faust the last act of Verdi s ii Trovatore and scenes from rigoletto Othello la Boheme and for these scenes no chorus is required. The scenes will be presented with full decor costumes and make up. Decor and costumes have been designed and made by new australians at Bathurst. The singers will include Harold Pichoff baritone Eugene Fodor Tenor and Daisy Taras Soprano. These artists have made Many appearances on the australian concert and operatic stage. Good Neighbours gather at Sydney conference a representatives of Good Neighbour councils and new settlers leagues from All states met at the Good Neighbour conference in Sydney. Left or. W. L. Rodder old sir John Medley Vicor. G. W. Simpson . Centre or. R. H. Featherstone . H. Black Canberra miss d. Taylor . W. H. Parkinson Cumine . Right or. A. E. Ward , mrs. Margaret Watts . H. Sawyer Vic. Big demand for radio Booklet great interest is being shown by new australians in the radio English lessons broadcast by the Abc on saturdays and sundays. Vithen the lessons were begun i n june 1949, 6,000 copies of the accompanying Booklet were distributed each month. This Booklet contains the lessons in written form enabling the listener to follow the lessons More clearly. So great has the interest in the lessons been that now 12,000 topics Are distributed each month. Recently there has been a tremendous increase in requests. There were 716 in april compared with 98 in january 426 in february and 463 in March. Copies of the Booklet Are obtainable from the Commonwealth office of education Box 3879, g.p.o., Sydney. There is no charge. New australians placed in ekes tourney everal new australians won their Way into the final rounds of the australian chess championships in Brisbane. The first two places were won by Purdy and Steiner Veteran australian players who have won the title on several occasions but third place was shared by two of the new australians Lucius endzelis South Australia and Karlis Ozols Victoria. A Floral Welcome for . "w7hen the prime minister or. Menzies returned to Canberra after the elections he found the Gateway to the prime minister s Lodge garlanded with Flowers with the word Welcome arranged in White chrysanthemums. The display was the work of two new australians on the staff at the Lodge miss Secunda Heemskerk and mrs. W. Glembowski. Steady Rise in British migration j l j i More than 11,000 British migrants will have left the United kingdom for Australia in the four weeks ended june 16. This is the greatest number to have left in any four weeks since Post War immigration schemes began. T he flow of British migrants to Australia has increased steadily since the first party left at the end of 1946. The following table illustrates this 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 14,653 23,3h 43,5 a 68,797 69,34 estimated 80,000 total British migration to Australia to december 31, 1950, was 222,109. I 1 j i assimilation film now available to councils the assimilation film no strangers Here will be available for non commercial dist rib u t i o n commencing july 1. "x70luntary organisations associated with the Good Neighbour movement May Book the film for private showing through the Secretary of the Good Neighbour Council or new settlers league in their state. The film which was made especially to assist the Good Neighbour movement was premiered at Australia s first citizenship convention in Canberra last year. Since then it has been shown on a theatrical circuit throughout the Commonwealth and has brought the assimilation message to Many thousands of australian theatre goers. The 16mm version soon to be available from Good Neighbour councils and new settlers leagues runs for approximately 40 minutes. It has a Complete sound track and contains a special epilogue directed to voluntary organisations indicating How they can assist in the assimilation drive. Voluntary organisations wishing to borrow the film for private showing should write to the Secretary of the coordinating body in their state the Good Neighbour Council in Victoria Tasmania South Australia Western Australia and the australian capital territory and the new settlers league in Queensland and . Copies of the film will also be available for Sale to interested organisations. Further information on sales should be sought from the Secretary department a of immigration Canberra. 131 to assist the working of assimilation organisations
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