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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1959, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Carving out a name for himself a sicilian migrant i literally carving himself a future and a reputation in Perth. He is Samuel formerly Santo Margio who has become known As one of the finest furniture makers in Perth. Margio s flawless marquetry a the painstaking piecing together of Woods of different forces to form a pattern a has been highly praised by furniture manufacturers. Working alone and with Only hand tools he has produced chairs tables chests of drawers writing bureaus and sporting trophies. There is a big demand for j his pieces. The Secretary of e lie Timber development As k Socia Tion or. Keith Murray describes them As works of Art. Samuel Learnt his Craft from his father in Catania Sicily. It has been passed Down through generations of in Margio family who were known As the finest makers of marquetry in the Region. Trophy ten years ago at the age of 30, Samuel migrated to path. Typical of his work is a trophy for a typical australian institutions a surf club. Mounted on a beautifully polished in stand is a marquetry picture of lifesavers dashing into the surf. It is impossible to feel the joins in the Woods of different colours. Sam Margio finds the West australian hardwoods Jarrah and Karri which Are famous throughout the world Ideal for his exacting work. A below Sam completes one of the pieces which have Given him a reputation As a maker of Fine furniture. The marquetry Motif on this Bureau features Western Australia s state Emblem the Black Swan. Jaycees to bring out 600 britons Cix Hundred specially sponsored Brit ish migrants will reach Australia in september in operation Jaycee ship 11. Announcing this the minister for immigration or. A. R. Downer said the australian Junior chamber of Commerce was sponsoring the migrants under the bring out a briton scheme. Department of immigration officers in Britain were selecting the migrants with the help of the Jaycee movement in Britain. Junior Chambers throughout Australia would find jobs and accommodation for the migrants who would reach fre lawyers to form society litre than 40 migrants who were formerly lawyers in Europe met South australian lawyers at a function arranged by the senior lecturer in Law at Adelaide University i r. A. C. Castles recently. At the meeting the migrant lawyers endorsed a plan to form a comparative l a society to compare Legal problems in Europe with those arising under the British system. The lawyers also Hope to be Able to assist some migrants to find work in Legal offices in South Australia. Mantle in the Strathairn on september 1. The 600 migrants would be in 150 families. Most of the 124 australian Junior Chambers of Commerce had formed committees to find jobs and accommodation for the migrants. Jobs ready or. Downer said the Jaycee National president or. John Rundle has informed me that Many jobs Are already assured and that most of the jobs will be for skilled workers. Or. Rundle and the Junior chamber of Commerce Are to be warmly congratulated on an Effort which is a valuable contribution towards Australia s drive for British migrants and a tremendous contribution towards our National development. The project is one of the largest Ever conducted by a voluntary organisation. Committee this great idea originated with Toowoomba Queensland Junior chamber and has since been enthusiastically taken up by Chambers in All states or. Downer said that or. Rundle had told him that the project was being administered by a committee of the Junior chamber in Brisbane under the chairmanship of or. A. W. Summervile. The Strathairn will reach Adelaide on september 5. Melbourne september 7 and Sydney september 11. Australia the Best country for children austrian born mrs. M. Steingraeber believes that Australia is the Best country in the world for children. This is because of the opportunities awaiting them if they want to study hard. Mrs. Steingraeber pictured at right and her family have settled in Adelaide. Her daughter Anna is a schoolteacher and mrs. Steingraeber has a drapery shop. Or. Steingraeber a former lawyer operates an Agency distributing australian engineering products. Anna is this year teaching at a school at Nurio Otapa 50 Miles from Adelaide in a Rich win growing District founded by German pioneers during the last Century. Security mrs. Steingraeber says Australia is a wonderful country for people who want secure Homes. However she adds that the family had to work hard in their first two years in Australia before they became firmly established. Before coming to Australia seven years ago the family lived for a number of years in China. Marino surveys a Bright future a knowledge of English helped win italian migrant Marino Securo a Fob As technical assistant on the 10,000 million gallon Para Reservoir project near Adelaide. Story a advice Centre for migrants i a Newcastle Branch of the Good Neighbour Council of . Has established an information Centre for migrants in Newcastle town Hall. The Centre which is open on Friday afternoons and saturday mornings is designed to give new settlers every possible assistance in becoming assimilated. Voluntary workers give migrants information on what organisations they can join How to become naturalised and advice on any particular problems they May have. Centenary gift plan i a Grants in Queensland plan to make a symbolic presentation a probably a group of statuary a to the state this year. The presentation to Mark Queensland s Centenary year will be made during the festival of immigration week from May 31 to june 7. A spokesman for migrants in Brisbane said the presentation would be an expression of thanksgiving for a new life in a new land. If a group of statuary was decided upon it would be erected on a site to be selected in the City by the Brisbane City Council. The gesture would be part of the Over All contribution of both european and British migrants to the state s Centenary programme. The Queensland new settlers league is acting As the coordinating body for die migrants Centenary planning

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