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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory There was no mistaking the Coppens family when they arrived at Melbourne from Holland aboard Johan Van Olden Barneveld. Spelling out their name with letters fastened on their Heads Are in Correct order Annemie 17 Jose 16 Jan 15 Victor 13 Peter i in and Paul his twin and Mark 9. The family will live at Macleod Victoria. ? in Canberra the United Council of migrants from communist dominated Europe has offered the services of 100 men for the hard and unspectacular work of digging holes for tree planting under the remembrance driveway scheme. The Council feels that their work will be by Way of a memorial to their fellow countrymen who suffered and died in Europe As Well As being a gesture of loyalty to their own new country. During his six months Holiday in England the governor of South Australia sir Robert George will offer advice to All the Young men he meets. It will be come to South the governor said that he was looking Forward to his Holiday but would be glad to return to South Australia. I am convinced that this state offers wonderful opportunities for the Young people of England he said. The evening Standard of Loudon reported that More than 700 people a week Are applying at Australia House for assisted passages to Australia. By we have cleaned the clan out of Scotland now we Are All together in Australia declared John Cadoo 71, chieftain of the Cadoo Elan when Thomas the last of his eight children to make the trip arrived at Brisbane aboard Strathnaver. There Are 40 of us Cardoos Here now he said sons daughters grandchildren a great grandchild and two or three other three daughters of the chieftain started the Ball rolling by migrating in 1947. Since then members of the family have nominated other members. On a tiny Island eight Miles Square just 26 Miles South of the Equator a Man became an australian citizen. He was Jens Johannes Jensen once of Denmark who works for the British phosphate commissioners on Nauru. Australia administers Nauru under United nations trusteeship. The naturalization ceremony was performed by or. George Pitman magistrate of the Central court at Nauru. Understanding has developed it could now be fairly said that the few remaining barriers of Bias had been broken Down and that there was a better understanding Between old and new australians or. H. R. Mckenzie retiring president told the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria in his report to the annual meeting of the Council in May. The work of All in this direction has been firmly consolidated and it rests now with members of the australian Community to give continued support to the Effort he added. Or. Mckenzie who did not seek election after several years service was presented with a Fountain pen by the new president or. I. F. Mclaren on behalf of the Council. Or. Mckenzie said that because of an increased number of european migrants having the residential qualification for naturalization ceremonies had become numerous. The president or his Deputy had attended them. Or. Mckenzie said the Success of the ceremonies was due considerably to the dignified and impressive manner in which the lord mayor of Melbourne and the mayors of municipalities had conducted them. The warm and Friendly Way in which applicants Are received into the australian Community encourages others to become australian citizens he added. Many new citizens have requested me to express on their behalf appreciation of they describe As a wonderful with few exceptions their assimilation into the Community life and absorption into Industry had been achieved in a smooth and satisfactory manner due principally to the consideration and friendliness of the australian people or. Mckenzie said. Miss Thelma Jarrett general Secretary of the Council reported that the Good Neighbour movement had shown real consolidation of activities in country areas. There were now 22 victorian branches. Horsham Maffra Portland Ringwood and Warrnambool had been added to the list during the year and a Branch was being opened at Mildura. Branches were now working according to the same Constitution which provided for greater unanimity Between branches and Headquarters and Between branches themselves. Miss Jarrett said approximately 1,400 candidates had been presented at 61 naturalization ceremonies in the metropolitan area. Every candidate had received personal letter of congratulation from the Council wishing him happiness in the land of his adoption and enclosing a badge bearing his name and Good neigh Bour Emblem. These tokens of Goodwill were deeply appreciated the summer Camp at Somers in january 1955, was a great sue Cess. Seventy six children representing Many nations attended. Hospital visitors were provided with greeting cards in five differ ent languages and special congratulatory cards were available for mothers with new babies. Contact work was carried out Over a Large part of the metro Politan area. Miss Jarrett asked for More Volunteer men and women to act As guest speakers when requested to address meetings. Or. Geoffrey Brown . Chairman of the immigration advisory Council moved the adoption of the annual report. This was seconded by professor a. B amies. Councillor d. J. Brens representing the lord mayor addressed the meeting. The state president of Tasmania or. V. D. Morgan moved a vote of thanks to or Brens. The following office bearers were elected president or. I. F. Mclaren vice presidents. Mrs. K. H. Bright Parker Rev. J. P. Chalino Rev. Father m. Rafter and the venerable Archdeacon r. H. B. Williams executive committee. Miss m. Curr mrs. N. S. F. Hedditch. Mrs. M. G. Hill mrs. F. Lunch. Mrs. J. T masses. Mrs h. F. Maudsley or. H. R. Mckenzie mrs l. G. Norris. . Somerville mrs. E. Uttassy or. G. Winn. One member of the executive Council will be appointed As treasurer. Is this top Goodleigh Bourton this month we print the main substance of a letter from British migrant mrs. S. P. Abel of Canterbury Road Camberwell Victoria which appeared in the Melbourne judging by her experience the top Good Neighbour town must be. Melbourne a month ago i stepped from the ship which brought me from London just another migrant among thousands. I could not have had a better reception in any country than the one i received from the first person i spoke to in Australia the customs officer. While he very efficiently examined my Luggage he made me feel at Home. In the end he called a Porter which is a thing no customs officer has Ever done for me in any of the ten countries i have visited. When i told my family and friends i was going to live in Australia they were very doubtful about it. The accent they said will drive you mad the houses have corrugated Iron roofs and the noise of the rain pattering on them will drive you mad if the accent does not first. The australians Are rough they told me and do not ask them to do anything because they will probably throw it Back in your face and Tell you to do it your self and of course they will Call you a so and so Pommy. I arrived with a slightly tense feeling of i m going to like it or bust Well i like it and 1 Haven t bust. I Haven t even stretched. Perhaps i am More fortunate than Many but i have a House and the House has a tiled roof. The australian accent far from maddening me fascinates me for n it i hear the Humour of the Irish the Sharp wit of the Cockney and the vigorous twang of America and i keep wondering which of the three notes it is going to strike next. I do not know in Way australians Are rough i Only know that men have stood up in crowded trains and buses when they were on their Way Home tired from work to give me their seat and that did not happen to me in the London underground or the Paris metro. As for asking them to do things for me i Don t believe that i could Stop them even if i wanted to. My Neighbours for example have put up a laundry line and helped Clear the rubbish from my neglected Garden. No one has yet thought of calling me a Pommy with or without the so and so. Yes i like Australia. I have Seldom met such Friendly people. I like the Breez iness of australians their Vigour and their forthrightness. I enjoy the Good food in Australia. I appreciate also the cheerful service that i have had from shopkeepers and the trouble that they have taken to explain prices to me and to advise me generally. Last though not least i should like to say a big "1 Hank you to the children who have taken my children to be their school mates and helped them feel at Home. I was told that they would be laughed at and teased because Thev were different. We All know that children can be brutal in their frankness so if the other children of Australia Are so Friendly and cheerful it Only goes to show the genuine Good heart of the country. In new number the Good Neighbour Council of South Australia has new Telephone numbers. They Are now w 2898 and w 6389. The address is still 12 Pirie Street Adelaide. Excuse me Neighbour this item was set w.a., who writes a to us by or r. E. Gollop of Northam just recently i moved into a House the former tenant of which had left the Garden in a sadly neglected condition. Having been compelled to live in furnished Flats for several years prior to getting this House i had no Garden tools on hand so when i started to Clear things up on the first sunday i was there i was rather handicapped. At one Point alongside the Back Fence there was a very heavy growth of coarse grass that had to be Cut Down before i could see i was doing. Not having any shears or clippers i started to Cut it out with an old carving knife. This did the of after a fashion but it was hard work. I had been hacking away Only a few minutes when i heard a voice from the other Side of the Fence say excuse me Neighbours perhaps you would like i looked up and saw the Man from next door holding up a pair of clippers the loan of which i accepted most gratefully and finished off the Job in quite a Short time with no trouble. This is Only a very trivial incident but one which impressed me very much because my Good Neighbour is of polish nationality and has been in Western Australia Only a comparatively Short time. Prior to this occasion i had not even seen him but nevertheless when he saw me struggling with unsuitable equipment he did not hesitate to offer assistance. This surely is an illustration of the practical Good Neighbour policy and one which might Well be taken As an example for All to follow. Do not wait until the oth r Man Aslos for help if it lies within your Power offer it. Work Luck saving Success six years after Landing in Australia with a borrowed �5 note or. Vitalius Linkus formerly of Lithuania owns an Adelaide business Worth �6,000. He attributes his Success to hard work saving and Luck. 1 Hough he spoke six languages fluently he had no English when he arrived at Melbourne in 1949. 1 in months later he had Learned the language Well enough to pass English at leaving certificate Standard. His first Job was a cleaner at Keswick Barracks. Then he became a Metal finisher in a motor car works. Meanwhile his wife worked As a waitress. By Luck he saw an advertisement for a Job As paymaster and got it. He remained there four years saving hard and then bought a Small Delicatessen store which he turned into a thriving business. At the end of last year he took Over a new Delicatessen in port Adelaide and his future looks prosperous. Or. Linkus had been on the staff of the United nations Relief and rehabilitation association and was later an administrative officer with the International refugee organisation. Things he likes Best about Australia Are the climate and economic conditions which he describes As Ideal. S t e r e o s . I 2, no. 203. Cols. 4, 5, no. 204. P.2�?cols. 4, 5, no. 205. P.3�?cols. I. 2, no 206.col. I no. 207. Cols. 2, 3, 4, no. 208. P.4�?cols. 4, 5, no. 209. P.6�?col. I no. 210. Cols. I 2, no. 211. Cols. 2. 3, 4, no. 212. Cols. 4, 5, no. 213. Col. 5. No. 214

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