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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Mar 1 1959, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1959, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory He broke language Barrier x italian born migrant who could not speak a word of English three years ago now has a responsible Iol on a huge water Supply project in South Australia. He is Marino Securo. Who migrated in 1956 and studied hard to learn English before applying for an engineering Job through the South australian Public service commissioner. A former student at the Trieste High technical school for surveyors Marino is now a technical assistant on tie 10,000 million gallon Para Reservoir project near Adelaide. Some migrants say that they Are not Given opportunities for Good jobs in Australia but that in t True he said. To had no trouble getting a Job with the South australian Public in his spare time Marino is studying for a Bachelor of technology degree at Adelaide University and Hopes to Complete the course in about six years. Picture Page 3. ? adds honours to Brilliant record. And she wan French award latvian born Egils " i Rutmanis one of the most Brilliant students Ever to pass through Brighton High school in Adelaide has added to his Scholastic record by winning a a the Tennyson medal for English literature and a the Thomas Price scholarship for the student with the highest Marks in the leaving examination. The Good Neighbour for August 1958, told How Egils had distinguished himself As the Only scholar in the state to obtain credits in eight subjects including English literature in the 1957 intermediate examination. Eighteen year old Egils came to Australia 11 years ago without any knowledge of the English language. He has topped his class Over the past five years is Captain of the school chess club and Tennis team and two years ago was runner up in flip under-17 singles and doubles state Junior Tennis championships. Last year he was elected head prefect and Dux of Brighton High school. Egils attributes his Success largely to the excellent teachers at the school. His Success has not been achieved without sacrifice on the part of his parents. University his father or. Harry i Rutmanis a bus conductor was a pharmaceutical chemist in his own land but decided that his son should have first Chance for an education in Australia. Egils intends to sit for his leaving honours before going to Adelaide University to study for a science degree. To help achieve his ambition Egils has worked during the Long school vacations. He worked in a Canning factory last year and this year was a temporary clerk in a newspaper office. An 18-year-Oldyugoslav former girl was awarded an Alliance Francaise prize at the Adelaide girls High school recently. She is Mira Mihailovich pictured at right who last year studied leaving honours English French latin and German. Mira who was 10 when she migrated to Australia with her parents gained credits in French latin and German in both her intermediate and leaving examinations. She plans to begin an arts course at Adelaide University this year. Mira s father who Speaks English. French latin German ukrainian russian and bulgarian is an interpreter with the South australian police Force. Adelaide advertiser picture a editors Are invited to make use of any of the material in the Good Neighbour ror stereos see Page 8. ? ? 4,000 Here in five Days three ships which arrived within five Days of each other last month brought a total of nearly 4,000 British migrants to Australia a including 1,676 children under 19. The minister for immigration or. Downer said this was one of the Post War peaks in British migrant arrivals. The migrants travelled in the two special air conditioned migrant liners fair sky and fair sea and the liner Strathairn which the department of immigration had booked out specially for the voyage. First ship to arrive was the fair sky which berthed at port Melbourne on february 19 with 1,331 British migrants aboard including 593 children under 19. The fair sea with 1,355 British migrants including 563 under 19 and the Strathairn 1,262 British migrants including 520 under 19 both arrived at port Melbourne on february 23. The migrants mainly family groups included farm workers machinists Cabinet makers fritters and Turners plumbers weavers toolmakers doctors nurses physiotherapists carpenters butchers teachers and chemists. Among several Large families aboard the three ships were families a or. And mrs. J. V. Harries who will Settle in Tasmania with their eight children. A or. And mrs. Gordon Whitehead who will Settle in Melbourne with their six children. A or. And mrs. James Savage who will Settle in South Australia with their seven children. Bank notes in overseas mail despite earlier warnings Bank notes had been detected in mail for overseas in recent months the postmaster general or. Davidson said recently. In Many cases the senders were migrants who might not be familiar with the Laws of the country on this subject. Or. Davidson said it was an offence to Send Bank notes by Post to overseas countries unless the Commonwealth Bank had Given its approval. Such articles detected in the Post May be confiscated and the senders run the risk of incurring severe he added. New member of league Council a the a ukrainian association in Queensland has become a full member of the state Council of the new settlers league. It is the first non British National association to become a full member in Queensland

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