Canberra Good Neighbour in Canberra, Australian-Capital-Territory
1 Mar 1967

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1 Mar 1967

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1967, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Aftermath of War victims to be paid the West German government has released a further $795,000 to compensate victims of nazi persecution. The amount is intended for people who were persecuted not because of their race or religion but because of their nationality. It will be distributed through the office of the United nations High commissioner for refugees. An earlier fund was set up by the office of the High commissioner in 1960 to help people who were refugees on 1 october 1953. The new fund is open to refugees who took a new nationality Between their persecution and 1 october 1953 and people who became refugees Between 1 october 1953 and 31 december 1965. For example a person who fled from Poland before the second world War ended and became an australian citizen before 1953 could now be eligible. Similarly a pole who was persecuted by the nazis but did not leave Poland until 1965 May now be entitled to claim from the new fund. A spokesman for the United nations High commission in Sydney said experience with the 1960 fund had shown that poles serbs ukrainians and White russians were those most Likely to be eligible. Application forms for the new fund can be obtained from the Branch office of the Unher . Box 4045, Sydney. They re outward bound for Australia the largest contingent of Australia bound migrants to sail on the same Day from a British port is expected to reach Fremantle on 14 March. The 2.360 migrants sailed from Southampton in two ships leaving within an hour of each other�?1,070 on Board the fair sea and 1,290 in the fair sky. There have been bigger sea departures of emigrants from Britain in one Day but always from different ports. This time four special trains were needed to take the passengers from London to Southampton. M above migrants aboard the fair sea 5 waved out of the docks by their relatives and friends. ? recognise anyone Here German seek old friends a committee of Canberra men is planning to Eunite 650 old friends. The committee comprises nine men who migrated to Australia in 1951 to work under contract for the snowy mountains Hydro electric authority. They were among the first big group of germans to come to Australia after the second world War ended. Now they want to find out what has happened to the friends they made while working on the snowy scheme. There were 650 German workers altogether and already about sixty living in and around Canberra have been where Are the others or Otto Lauer a committee member and the Man no conceived the idea of a reunion in inks they could be anywhere in Australia. 1 intended to go straight Back to Germany alter thu Ning my two year contractor Lauer Saiu. But Here 1 still am alter sixteen years and 1 think Many of the others would be the same so the committee Hopes to organise a reunion in Canberra during the labour Day weekend mis year 30 september-2 october. A preliminary meeting in the form of a social dance will t e held on easter sunday at the German club at Narra Dundas. It is hoped that Canberra Viea Nebeyan and Cooma residents attending that meeting will be Able to pass on addresses of other people who migrated at the same time. As committee chairman or j. Schneider said we want to have a Good get together and talk Over old times. We were the pioneers. We did t have it on a plate like migrants now and i think that is Why so Many of us stayed and became Happy citizens a above some of the men being sought by their old friends pictured As they were in 1951. The 650 germans invited to the labour Day reunion left their wives and families behind in 1951 while they migrated to Autralia under contract to the snowy mountains authority. Each Man had to pay his fare of $296 Back to the authority and then save for the fares to bring his family to join him. He was committed to staying for two years living under tents and arduous conditions on the various Sites of the Hydro electric project. Many stayed longer than their contracts demanded. Or Schneider for example signed for two years and stayed with the authority for thirteen. If you were one of the 650 pioneers Send your name and address to or h. Moebus . Box 140, Hanuka australian capital territory. You will be Welcome to attend the reunion. Free mat. Service matrices of blocks in this paper Are available to editors free of charge on application to the editor the Good Neighbour department of immigration Canberra . Matrices will be supplied with 75 screen Only. Please observe these two Points. A applications must be made within two months of publication. A for Quick processing quote the Issue and individual number of each mat., As Given in the table. Page 1, poultry no. 351. Page 2, author no. 352. Page 3, ship no. 353 Hendrik no. 354. Page 6, Barman no. 355 girls no. 356. Page 7, minister no. 357 soldiers no 358. Page 8, yacht no. 359 scouts no. 360

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