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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Mar 1 1966, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1966, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Adult education classes begin see Page 2 ? this is certainly a strange picture. In fact there is something downright fishy about it it shows a cameraman and director from the Commonwealth film unit As they get in among the fishes at Lake George . They arc shooting a scene for a film about fishing in Australia to be shown to prospective settlers overseas. It is not a film about expensive big game fishing but about How the Ordinary mangoes fishing. The film is just one of a series Aboul everyday life in Australia being mad for the department of immigration. The aim is to show people in Britain and Europe what life is like Here. Other films show daily life in cities and country centres in each state. Films completed Deal with daily life in Sydney Ragga .Brisbane Cairns q old Perth Geraldton . And mount Gambier . Others nearing completion cover Melbourne Adelaide Hobart Launceston and Geelong Vic. In addition a series of 13 special 8mm films for use in window displays and exhibitions overseas will show life in other country centres. A Good picture is Worth a thousand words they say but where there Are spoken commentaries they Are dubbed or sub titled in 11 languages. The department of immigration distributes films on a wide Range of topics for screening in Britain and Europe. ? 600 migrants to take part in arts festival six Hundred dancers from 14 countries will represent the South australian Good Neighbour Council at this month s Adelaide arts festival. They will sing dance and present musical items from their respective countries for three nights during the festival. The 14 participating nations will also add Colour to the opening Parade through the City streets on March 12 when they Marchin their n tonal costumes. The displays will be at elder Park sound Shell. There Are no admission charges and on the first night march15, performances will be Given by Irish latvian German ukrainian maltese and russian dancers. On saturday March 19, Greece Estonia Russia the Netherlands Scotland Indonesia and Poland artists will perform. On the final night march21, performances will be Given by groups from Ireland Ukraine Lithuania the Netherlands Austria and Croatia. The president of the South australian g.n.c., or. J. Horton Evins said that the display would show Adelaide and its visitors what enrichment and variety new cultures had added to Australia. Praise for refugee sin Australia refugee settlers in Australia had made great contributions to Australia s development and growth economically socially and culturally the minister for National development or. Fairbairn said in Canberra last month. Or. Fairbairn was opening a two Day conference of the refugee and migrant service commission of the australian Council for overseas Aid. The newly formed Council will provide a forum for the Exchange of opinions and information among the various voluntary agencies in Australia concerned with the welfare of refugees and migrants. New Council formed or. Fairbairn said that the twentieth Century had been variously described As the atomic age the Jet age and the space it could also quite justifiably be called the refugee Australia had never shirked her responsibilities in regard to the refugee problem or. Fairbairn said. Indeed in terms of population and resources Australia has led the world in accepting refugees for altogether some 300,000 refugees had settled in Australia in the past 20 years and this represented about 41 per cent of the assisted foreign migrants who had landed in Australia. Most former refugees have now become an integral part of life in Australia and because of their comparatively higher Prosperity and living standards they have themselves been Able generously to assist those still in need. If i were to look at the pages of a National Ledger i would have no hesitation in saying that in terms of Mutual contributions the refugee credit account would More than balance the debtor transactions or. Fairbairn said. The government welcomed the establishment of the Council As a positive Means of facilitating the discharge of Australia s responsibility in the Field of overseas Aid. We shall watch your operations with considerable sympathy and interest and will help you All we can or. Fairbairn added

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