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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jun 1 1962, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? vivacious Honey blonde mrs. George thorns a better known As nurse Gregg in the television series emergency Ward 10" a hugged a life size souvenir Koala the gift of her husband in her Melbourne Home and said no i Don t Bright lights miss it v All a the cameras the mrs. Thoms a the former English actress and television Star Felicity Young a is pictured above with her husband or. George Thoms a surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a former australian test cricketer. They were married at picturesque St. John s Church of England Toorak with australian test cricketer Colin Macdonald As Best an australian doctor figured largely in Felicity s emergency Ward 10" life. Hospital Romance 9 in the series Felicity As nurse Gregg fell in love with the doctor or. Nolan played by Sydney actor Ray Barrett. The Hospital Romance blossomed. But unknown to nurse Gregg or. Nolan started chasing a consultant s wife. British viewers reacted angrily. They flooded the television studio with letters advising nurse Gregg to give up the rogue. Thev need not have worried. All the time Felicity was in love with or. Thoms a real Lite australian doctor doing Post graduate surgery in London. It was Cricket which brought them together. On september 10, 1961, the stars of emergency Ward 10 were invited to watch a testimonial match for Adelaide cricketer Jack mannings at Stoke Poges Oval near Windsor. Felicity arrived late and had to walk across the Oval to join the other members of Ward 10". A few months later he placed an Emerald and Diamond engagement ring on Felicity s Finger. Or. Thoms returned to Australia in january and Felicity followed Felicity . In about 80 episodes of emergency Ward 10". President in Victoria will retire . Sir Kingsley Norris will retire As president of the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria next year. Sir Kingsley announced this at the annual meeting of the Council in Melbourne last month. The meeting re elected him president. New ideas later the guest speaker at the meeting or. Frank g. Menzies said that sir Kingsley Norris had been appointed a Vic chairman of the Freedom from hunger Campaign in Victoria. Or. Menzies is chairman of the Campaign in Victoria. Sir Kingsley Norris said he was retiring to make was for new blood and new ideas. It s a mistake to stay in anything too Long no matter How much you like he said. Sir Kingsley has been president of the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria since 1958. Spain a bid for migrants he department of immigration has opened a full time migration Mission in Spain with Headquarters in ? Spanish migration to Australia i was previously handled by the i department of immigration s office in Rome. I about 3,000 migrants have \ come to Australia from Spain Ujj since the end of. 1958, include e ing More than 1,500 during a this financial year. \ it is expected that this figure e will be exceeded in the next 12 e months. Considerable the decision to establish the Mission in Madrid followed a statement by the minister for immigration. Or. Downer at the citizenship convention in Canberra last january. Or. Downer said then that the prospects of attracting More settlers from Spain were considerable. With the expansion of arrangements for selecting Spanish settlers migration from Spain to Australia would continue to grow with advantage to both countries in Rome or. Blackie. Who opened the new office served As a migration officer in Rome from 1949 to 1955. Previously he was a member of the staff of the department of Commerce and agriculture. Since his return to Australia in 1955 he has been a senior officer of the department of immigration s citizenship division. Or. Blackie saw Active service in the Pacific As an officer in the second . ? new . Agreement the Secretary of state for Commonwealth relations or. Duncan Sandys and the minister for immigration or. Downer signed a new migration agreement Between Australia and Britain in London last month. The new agreement continues until March 31, 1967. It provides for arrangements Between the British and australian governments under which British migrants Over the age of 19 May travel to Australia at a Cost of Only �10 Sterling and youngsters under 19 travel free. Under the agreement the British government will continue to contribute �150,000 Sterling a year towards the Cost of migrants travel to Australia. The australian government will pay All remaining costs including the balance of passage Money for each migrant and the costs of travel to ports of embarkation in Britain and from ports of disembarkation in Australia. A teacher turns to i Adelaide r. Charles Fisher third son of the former archbishop of Canterbury left London recently for Australia to take up a teaching Post in Adelaide. I searched for 18 months and tried one or two jobs but they would t do. Then i got the Chance to become headmaster of scotch College a boys school in Adelaide. So Here i go he Aid before leaving. With him on the Oronsaye ent his wife and five children. I suppose we Are really emigrating. As far As i am concerned at the moment the Job is permanent said or. Fisher. In family he described teaching As the family Trade. His father was once a schoolmaster while his brother Frank is Warden at St. Edward s school Oxford. Another brother Tim is a master at Repton school Derbyshire. Charles himself Only returned to England 18 months go after six years As a Deputy headmaster at a school in Rhodesia

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