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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Jun 1 1965, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - June 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? ? and quite appropriately too for Hen Spee is literally helping to build Australia Henk a mechanical fitter in the Netherlands first worked for two years with an Australia firm specialising in supplying pre fabricated steel Frame buildings. Then he joined his father in Law s building firm for seven months to gain experience in erecting the pre fabricated buildings. Armed then with a detailed knowledge of both prefabrication and erection he started his own Small business in the backyard of his Home in Mont she had to move into a factory. The present 2,500-sq. It. Factory is his third but it is too Small and negotiations Are under Way for an 8,000-sq. It. Plant. Henk has formed his business into a company pre fabricating the steel frames of buildings. On of the largest buildings it has provided Wasa Power House at Mountis. Henkind his wife who came to australian 1956, have three children born in Are Edward six Maxwell four and Lindsay who was born last december. The two partners in the company Are Gerardus Bakker formerly of Rotterdam and Hen Hoonhout who lived in Amsterdam. Art display in europe3 paintings by two migrant artists Are part of a big exhibition of australian Art now on show in Europe. One of the migrant artists Maximilia Feuerring was born in Lemberg Germany and studied in Berlin Rome Paris and an Art teacher in Warsaw and in German before going to Australia in 1950. He now lives in Sydney. The other artist is stanislaus Rapotec who was born in Trieste of yugoslav origin. He studied Art history and political Economy at the University of Zagreb before migrating to australian 1948. lived in Adelaide until 1955 whence move to Sydney. I the exhibition which includes works by Frank Hodg a Kinson John Perceval Sidney Nolan Arthur Boyd William Dobell Russell Drysdale was officially opened recently at Essen s major Art gallery one of the postmodern in Europe a bythe Australia ambassador in Germany or. F. J. Blakeney. It received High Praise from German critics and won acclaim in Brussels Paris and Breda before being moved to Essen. The 82 works by 45 australian artists also will be displayed in Munich in August before they leave Germany. The exhibition was organised by the director of the Queensland Art gallery. Thomas in co operation with the Commonweal Thart advisory Board and state Art galleries. Minister Speaks at Geneva Praise for those who Settle Here \ Australia had benefited and Learned much from it s settlers and in return they had found a measure of economic and social Well being in Australia the minister for immigration or. Opperman said in Geneva last month. addressing the Council of the intergovernmental committee for european migration. He is the first immigration to address the Council. Representatives of 29 member nations and eight observer states attended. Australia As one of the 16 foundation member states of ., had participated vigorously and constructively in the work of the organisation or. Opperman said. Between 1952 and 1964, Australia received nearly 417,000 settlers under Arranged movement and of these almost one third were classified As refugees. It is my firm belief that this Stream of men women and children from Europe to Australia has opened up a flow of new knowledge cultures and ideals Between our countries which otherwise would never have existed. Our statistics show that out of every 100 people that go to Australia to Settle 94 Are still there at the end of five years. This is Only one of the yardsticks with which we have been Able to gauge our Success in making migrant feel at Home but i believe it is evidence not Only of our Success but that of our migrants. To Thein must go the tributes for self Reliance responsible conduct and general capability which they have displayed in making fresh Start in a new land . At There Wasa free and Frank association of government interested in was an International forum at which ideas could be pooled refined and spread. The free interchange of ideas the stimulation which comes from regular Contact Between people from different countries but with the same Broad concepts. Is an important product of S in creating and . We have done something of inestimable value to the people it has served and continues to serve. Recognition has been Given to the fact that people Are important and that individuals who have the courage to seek new horizons be left to fight their Battles alone. " possibly no other decision that a Mandan make is quite so important As the decision to begin life anew in a strange land. Here we have in An organisation that helps him in Man aspects of this process from his first decision through his selection transport and arrival . Picture p.3

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