Canberra Good Neighbour in Canberra, Australian-Capital-Territory 1 Jun 1955
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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Studied to help others among the migrants who attended the last rotary sponsored two week agricultural course at Gatton Queensland was a Man who is not on the land. He is or. Con Meischke Netherlands assistant migration officer in Queensland. He gave up part of his annual holidays to attend the course to improve his knowledge of farming so that he could better understand the problems of his fellow dutchmen in Australia. Or. Meischke 34, came to Australia five years ago As a migrant. He found himself a clerk s Job and lived for years in a garage with his wife and three children. At week ends he cultivated a Strawberry Patch at Manly to supplement his income. He made such a Success of his own assimilation into the australian Community that the Netherlands government appointed him to its Queensland staff so that he could help other migrants to Settle in happily As he had done. Having done things the hard Way myself puts me in a position to appreciate their problems he says. Eight dutch migrants attended the easter 1955 course at Gatton which was arranged by the 31st and 35th rotary districts in conjunction with the new settlers league and the College staff. These courses Are designed to help new australians both British and non British who Are already working on the land or who nope to do so. There Are Many differences in australian fanning conditions which a migrant needs to understand. He can learn them the hard Way through successive failures or he can learn them from people Well versed in local conditions. Rotary and the new settlers league have helped Many migrants through the Gatton courses to take the easier and More pleasant alternative. A ready to leave or. And mrs. James Igoe of Edinburgh with their six children at Waterloo station London before sailing for Australia aboard new Australia. Standing at the Back with their parents Are 17-year-old twins Margaret and James. In front of Dennis 10, Are Irene 12, Ginette 3, Yvonne 7. Churchro upshot increased interest one of the big advances this year is the increasing interest on the part of Church groups particularly women s guilds and youth groups writes mrs. Margaret Watts executive Secretary of the new settlers league of new South Wales. Her report goes on " the regional . Has been successful in arranging a roster of the methodist congregational presbyterian and Church of England members on the North Shore to arrange social entertainments for Hostel residents at Bradfield Park which has been greatly appreciated by the Large gatherings of British residents. The australian Council of Christian education . Branch staged a full week of educational activity during March in the lower town Hall. After the coordinating Council meeting the Secretary accepted the request to take charge of a session on the migrant in our midst assisted by miss rattle. The following Friday morning miss e. Needham deputized by opening the discussion on the needs of migrant women to a very interested audience. The department of immigration provided informative photographs and posters during the week As a publicity background. During february and March the Secretary accepted invitations to address Large meetings of Church women at Arncliffe congregational Church an annual women s combined luncheon at St. Clement s Church Merrickville. A congregational Young a Ople s Fellowship Croydon Baptist Church the Church of England at Bexley North and the great Opportunity of giving a Brief address at the methodist state conference resulted in More suburban invitations in the near future. Please note address of Greta Centre the postmaster at Greta township has advised that delay in delivery is being caused by mail intended for the Greta migrant Centre and its residents being incorrectly addressed. The postmaster has pointed out that mail addressed to Greta is received at Greta township which is some two Miles from the Centre. The Centre has its own official Post office named Geta it is therefore desired that All mail for the Centre be addressed to a Greta migrant Centre Greta Camp . Skilled men coming from Britain Australia s skilled manpower will receive valuable additions with the arrival this month of Georgic bringing a shipload of 1,850 migrants from Britain. This is the largest number of British migrants travelling to Australia in one ship since december 1950. Of the 256 men aboard who Are going to Hostel accommodation with their families 84 per cent Are skilled men. The remainder will be readily absorbed in Semi skilled and unskilled jobs. Of the skilled men approximately 42 per cent Are building tradesmen. Hall these Are carpenters and joiners. About 45 per cent of the skilled men Are Metal tradesmen. In the months of april and May More than 7,000 assisted British migrants left the United kingdom for Australia. New labour for victorian transport was included in the 1,594 migrants aboard new Australia which sailed from Southampton on april 20. Selected under a new scheme for employment in the Melbourne tramways and the victorian railways were eight Young British women for conduct resses 36 single men for conductors and 25 single men for railways employment. Nine families will Settle in Victoria with accommodation arranged for them in Advance by the state electricity commission. The Day after new Australia sailed from Southampton Strathairn with 700 migrants and Arcadia with 393, including 14 children under the Fairbridge farms scheme left Tilburg for Australia. More Barnardo children arrive just 50 years since the death of the founder Thomas John Barnardo. Or. Barnardo s Homes Are carrying on their Good work and the picture below shows a group of 30 Happy youngsters who arrived in Australia in april aboard or. Barnardo s organisation for Many years has taken advantage of the splendid opportunities for Young people in Australia and was Quick to resume the settlement of British children Here when the last War was Over. Since that time 223 youngsters have emigrated and found happiness and Success in their new Homeland. Children aged 7-15 travel to Australia under the assisted passage scheme and Are accommodated and Given training according to their individual abilities at a farm school at Picton new South Wales or in one of the two Homes conducted in Sydney. Under Commonwealth legislation. Legal guardianship of the children is vested in the minister for immigration who arranges for their Overall supervision by the state child welfare department. Every Opportunity is Given for education to be completed to an advanced level and Barnardo children have done creditably in Many spheres. One lad became a doctor and has his own practice another operates a private air service and another fills a position As lecturer in agricultural science at the Sydney technical College. One old Barnardo boy settled in Australia summed up the feelings of Many of his colleagues when lie wrote this verse in Praise of his adopted country a i owe my All to you my country fair for All your boundless freed that i share my health my wealth and my Happy some of the 30 children aboard not at Home a certificate of naturalization made out in the name of John Marie Gerome Mathieu was delivered to the Mornington Shire Council for them to hold the appropriate ceremony. But the Mornington people had to return the document which was then sent on to Japan. For belgian or. Mathieu is really Signaller Mathieu of the australian regular army based at Elisa Japan. The ceremony will now be performed by his commanding officer. Manji up . Ceremony was Well attended a Flower Spray was presented to mrs. Aleksandra Krikis who was the Only female among nine who recently received their australian citizenship papers in the town Hall at Manji up Western Australia. The other new citizens received congratulatory cards and hand books of the Good neighbor movement. A Large audience attended ceremony. Presiding officials eluded or. C. I. Doust chairman of the Manji up Road Board and or. Wiseman vice chairman of the Board or. C. H. Henning m.l.c., of Saroona or. Whyte chairman of the goo Neighbour Council or. W. Starr vice chairman and Fischer Secretary. Mrs. Why made the Floral presentation. Expressing the thanks of new citizens or. Pun ans said May i express my Heartie thanks to the Manji up Roa Board the Good Neighbour com cil and All speakers who dignify our great Day. My thanks out to or. Fischer who was first teacher of English during years of staying in a Vamp. And last but not least thanks to All who came to Ness our ceremony of natural c civic authorities and a emf c of the Good Neighbour m # ment who Are co operating ably throughout Australia to w come new citizens to the Ca d Unity whether in town la t of the capital cities or Shire i in the smallest towns can Pride in the Comfort they a giving to newcomers on the great i
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