Canberra Good Neighbour in Canberra, Australian-Capital-Territory
1 Jun 1955

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1 Jun 1955

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory New australians have a joint responsibility senator Annabelle Rankin told new and old australians at a Canberra naturalization ceremony on May 3 that they had a joint responsibility to help build a greater Australia. She was welcoming to their new status 35 applicants who received their australian citizenship certificates from or. R. G. Bailey chairman of the . Advisor Council at the Albert Hall. This was the largest number of migrants to be naturalized at the one time in Canberra. Scores of Canberra residents who almost filled the Hall applauded and Many of the applicants smiled with evident pleasure As they were pronounced australian citizens. The candidates came from Bulgaria Czechoslovakia Hungary Latvia. Lithuania the Netherlands Poland and Ukraine. Eight married couples took part. Senator Rankin represented the minister for immigration or. Holt and the Commonwealth government and or. J. R. Fraser m.p., for the australian capital territory represented the opposition. The chairman of the Canberra Good Neighbour Council or. C. A. Price outlined the assistance Given by his organisation. Senator Rankin said Australia did not want the new australians t0 forget their old country or the things that belonged to it. We want you to bring to Australia those things which Are a great help in this country new ideas arts Craft and cultures which we Welcome most gratefully she said. Senator Rankin said that Australia had been built by earlier settlers who had brought courage and initiative to the new country. You will do the same the said. Or. Eraser said he hoped the leu. Citizens would continue to do Mieir Best to understand australians. " 1 Here will be a great responsibility on you to help the thou ends of persons. Who Are yet to to this country. They will my strangeness and difficulties Tad will need help and guidance. Who better can give it to them Han you who have come to Low ? have you a radio ? Good Neighbours Are asked to draw the attention of new australians to this item or to explain to newcomers their obligations in this matter. Have you a radio set if so you must have a broadcast listener s licence. You May be summoned to court and fined if you own a radio and have no licence. In a victorian town recently 22 people were fined for not having licences. Some were australians. Some were new australians. The fines ranged from �1 to �10. Many of the people fined showed that they did not know the Law. Some of the new australians did not know about the Law. Some said that the Law was different in their former countries. So that you will understand the Law clearly Here Are the facts. 1. If you own a radio set you must have a broadcast listener s licence. 2. If you own 10 radio sets the one licence will cover them. 3. No other person s licence will cover your set. If you Are living in someone s House his licence will not cover your radio. If you Are working in 3 hotel or a House your employer s licence will not cover your radio. 4. No one has to remind you to renew your licence 5. No one will come to your door to sell you a licence. You must go to the Post office and buy one. The licence costs �2 and it lasts for one year. The year begins on the Day when you buy the licence. 8. The licence must be renewed on the same Day 12 months later. Radio inspectors employed by the government May Call at your House and ask to see your licence. You must produce the licence otherwise they May summon you to court and you May be fined. New australians have done Well at chess new australians can be found in chess clubs throughout Australia. Chess is a game where differences in language do not matter. Chess rules Are International. New arrivals Are welcomed and As they play they make friends with old australians and learn about Australia. In the last six years new australians have won Many tournaments. They have done particularly Well in lightning and in correspondence chess. In fact they have introduced lightning chess to Many old australians who had not played it before. In lightning chess the game must be completed within 10 minutes. New australians have represented Australia in International correspondence chess tourneys. They have competed in though not yet won the australian chess championship. These Are some of the successes by new australians a in 1950 Robert Pikler hungarian master and noted violinist won the lightning championship of new South Wales. K. Ozols won the australian open or Pietzker tourney. In 1951 l. Endzelis won the South australian championship. R. Zile Estonia won the championship of Queensland. L. Bokay Hungary won the tasmanian championship and Ozols regained the victorian championship. In 1952 Mikail Kus Zelansky formerly of Russia won the Queensland championship. Serge Nikolenko Russia won the Western australian championship. In 1953 new australians won the championship of Western Australia Tasmania Victoria and South Australia. In 1954, m. Kus Zelansky again won the championship of Queensland the championship of Victoria was won by k. Ozols. In the tasmanian championship o. Weber came first f. Sulik polish master won the South australian championship. W. Leonhardt Germany won the championship of Western Australia. If you want to play correspondence chess write to a Hon. Secretary correspondence chess league of Australia a chess world 1 Bond Street Sydney. If you want to joint a chess club write to the chess association in your state Hon. Publicity officer new South Wales chess association a chess Academy 219 Elizabeth Street Sydney. Hon. Secretary victorian chess association 102 bashing Street Northcote n.16, Victoria. Hon. Secretary chess association of Queensland 79 Bedford Street Gordon Park Brisbane. Hon. Secretary South Aust. Chess association 84 King William Street Kent town . Hon. Secretary Perth chess club 176 Daglish Street Wembley . Hon. Secretary tasmanian chess association 4 North Crescent new Norfolk tas. If any Reader belongs to a chess club we would like him to Send its address to the new South Wales chess association so that they can compile a list that would help migrant chess players to find club near their Home. Help offered at least six marriages Between new australians have resulted from dances and social evenings organised by the austrian and German Community in Adelaide according to mrs. A. Zinnbauer a worker of the lutheran Church there. Mrs. Zinnbauer said that not every migrant was Lucky enough to find contacts on first arriving in Adelaide but that she could help them if they communicated with her at 20 Malborough Street College Park. Facilities available included English classes a foreign newspaper Reading room and a lending Library of German books. Bone Gilla helped flood victims migrants at Bone Gilla Centre raised �1,000 for the new South Wales flood fund by direct giving and by a cabaret which they staged. The Money was handed Over to the mayor of Albury Alderman Bunton by the Camp s director colonel Guinn in the auditorium of station 2ay. This is Only one of the Many efforts made by new australians to help the victims of the recent floods. A Over 200 new australian dancers singers and instrumentalists from 14 different countries All dressed in their colourful National costumes entertained their australian friends at Melbourne s first Loomba festival. Picture shows a latvian group performing a Folk dance. . Fosters understanding through music to Foster Friendship and understanding through music and the Kindred arts and to act As a Centre for the introduction and development of the arts and culture of Australia and other this is the aim of the new australian cultural association founded and presided Over by miss Arline lower which includes the composer conductor Eugene Goossens among its patrons. The . Grew out of a Chance visit to Bathurst migrant Centre by Sydney pianist miss Arline lower who realised that among the newly arrived migrants were Many who would want to take their place in the cultural life of their new Homeland and who would Hope to find intellectual companionship among those australians who shared similar interests. And so the association was formed in May 1949, to give an outlet for cultural activities among migrants and to make assimilation a reality through the International language of the arts. The association has benefited from the help and guide Ance of some very Able sup. Porters and has become a potent Force in the cultural life of new South Wales. Each year the . Organises a Folk festival of music and dances which fills the Sydney town Hall. The association has sponsored and Given the prizes for a new australian Folk song Section in the City of Sydney Eisteddfod. At the regular meetings held on the first saturday of every month australian and migrant artists contribute a programme of classical instrumental and vocal music. . Has organised an auxiliary of the National opera of Australia to stimulate interest and support in the provision of a permanent Home for the opera. The association has arranged four Folk handicraft exhibitions sponsored a Competition for painters organised free Public lectures by new australians and Given generously to Charity

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