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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Mar 1 1965, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1965, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? adult classes seek migrants a adult education authorities in All states Hope to Welcome More new settlers to their 1965 classes starting this month. The courses will cover a wide Range of subjects from Australia history to a study of English from Decimal currency to Spanish guitar playing. This gives adults a Chance to gain new knowledge or learn a new Hobby and for the migrant Chance to meet and mix with a new Circle of friends from Man different walks of life. In Melbourne housewives will be particularly Well catered for with Day time lectures which were first introduced last year to supplement the evening classes. The Busy housewife anxious to keep abreast of the times will find special interest in such subjects As International affairs. The arts including painting dancing acting and Flower arrangement Are also included in the Day time lectures. Melbourne will have 41 courses to choose from. Classes begin on march15. They will be held in the City and suburbs and Range from less than 20 weeks to one year. The University of Sydney is offering courses in the English language and various aspects of australian life. The courses should be of special interest to new settlers. Four courses on advanced English have been designed for migrants and will Deal with written and spoken English. There will be 25 lectures of two hours each and the Cost is �2. Courses Are also being offered in English literature. Other courses of interest Are the australian Economy australian history. 2 p a a m c courses in All states the courses require no special qualifications and Are open to All Menand women. Fees Are Low for All courses and no examinations Are these courses Are some of 120 which Are being offered i Marchand april this year. The courses run for about 18 weeks and each weekly meeting lasts for about two hours. In Adelaide most of the classes Are held in the evening and Mostwill begin on March 9. The classes include such practical subjects As planning and running a Small business australian politics geology usic and English literature. Foreign languages Are included also on the programme. Further details-page6 four Little lifesavers. And none Over 141 at the age when most children \ Are still making sandcastles four Young girls from Britain Are Busy patrolling one f Melbourne s Busy beaches As ully fledged lifesavers. The girls Are Jean Mcquarrie 12formerly of Manchester Deanii Mcintosh 13 from Glasgow Bernadette Meehan 14from Leeds and Pearl Mccallum 14who came from Dumbarton. Despite their youth they each hold a Bronze medallion for lifesaving and Are quite capable of rescuing and resuscitating a full grown Man. The four Are All members of the Altona life saving club which taught them to swim and coached them up to their present Standard after they arrived in Australia. The Beach they patrol attracts about 12,000 swimmers on an average summer Day. All four do regular patrols and also help train unqualified swimmers Man of who Mare much older than themselves. Their duties also include Manning a 30-ft. Tower to watch for swimmers in distress taking part in Belt and reel teams and giving first Aid to people who suffer cuts scratches and sunburn. Speaking for the girls Deann Mcintosh said that so far there had not been a real emergency. " i feel a bit scared when think about it she said " but when it happens poll do above Jean my. I he reel. Behind Hei Pearl Mccallum. L hidden but the Low the ready " while on in leads a practice with Bernadette Meehan and e Mcintosh is partly cure shows her " at h patrol

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