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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Mar 1 1967, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1967, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory A up no. 158 March 1967 a . Conference n. Movement misses out or c. Good Neighbours were not reaching some of the groups that needed them most or c. A. Price told a conference in Canberra during february. Or Price a fellow in the department of demography Ai the australian National University was addressing the first summer conference organised by the Good Neighbour Council of the . He is an executive member of the Council. Drawing upon a Survey he had made among the greek Community or Price said that of 120 girls who had been in Australia for a year Only one had heard of the Good Neighbour movement. And she had been told ohm they won t help your Price said. This is a trouble spot in a Small area of integration a trouble spot that we should be looking at very carefully. We Are not really getting at some of the groups that need us most earlier the conference was officially opened by the member for the ., or j. R. Fraser. Or Fraser said that while the importance of the Good Neighbour movement could not be Over stressed members should not Force assistance upon migrants. A Man is helped most who s encouraged to help himself. Good Neighbour should Ever be obtrusive never too effusive never too cloying in is attempts to do what he Hinks is right for his Neighbour trouble areas later or Price said there As some truth but not As much As alleged in the criticisms commonly levelled at he Good Neighbour movement. On the whole the movement was a Success Story and and helped to integrate Grants far More successfully than the United states had managed at the height of its immigration intake fifty years go. Even so when we get closer e can see Little trouble re Ashe added. Some of us still Are condescending a it is terribly difficult for old australians to get it of this Way of looking at newcomers. Continued p. 2 How to find your Home a see Centre pages no trouble keeping up with Jonese names like fek Jacs and Litwinowicz Are As familiar As those of Smith and Jones at Petrie Terrace state school in Brisbane. And no wonder of the 3c8 children enrolled at Hie school 40 per cent Ore migrants or the children of migrants. Nineteen countries Are represented at the school Ireland Sweden new zealand. England Yugoslavia Italy Hungary the Netherlands Czechoslovakia France White Russia. Greece Jordan China Scotland Germany Poland Japan and of course Australia. Within the past few years the school has also had pupils from South Africa Egypt Malta and Rhodesia. Many of the children were born in Australia but others born overseas came to the school with their English scottish or Irish accents or speaking no English at All. They get on very Well together and those who Don t speak English soon pick it up says the headmaster or l. R. Kehoe. Or Kehoe feels that the International atmosphere of the school is very Good for the children. They re the happiest lot of youngsters i be Ever taught he says. Latest addition is seven year old Katashi Kawazoe from Japan who started school in january. Katashi whose father works in the Library of Queensland University is now chatting fluently in English. A above representatives of Nineteen nationalities in an International lineup at Petrie state school. Picture Courtesy of Brisbane be Legran poultry Farmer turns to Law English born Arthur Charlton of Kenwick near Perth has forsaken poultry farming for the Law. Or Charlton father of seven migrated to Australia with his wife and two babies in 1949. With the a 1,000 he had As capital or Charlton built up his poultry farm from 800 to 5,500 Birds. Now or Charlton is in the final year of a Law course at the University of Western Australia. To enable him to get that far his Wile took Over the running of the farm and did so Well that the Char tons Are thinking of Selling at a profit. A left three year old Catherine Charlton seems reluctant to break the news to her pet Hen

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