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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1969, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Letters worlds in miniature Appeal for books sir can i suggest one Way in which newcomers like myself and australians can get to understand each other better what i have in mind is the establishment of a Park of about two or three acres in each of the capital cities of Australia. Similar Parks exist in overseas capital cities with big populations. Each of the Parks i am suggesting could have miniature reproductions of world famous buildings and objects such As the Sydney opera House the Melbourne culture Centre the Sydney Harbour Bridge the Eiffel Tower the statue of Liberty and the House of commons. In All there could be about 100 miniature reproductions in each Park. Through the Parks australians could learn something about the countries from which migrants come. At the same time migrants would be Able to see in miniature something of the development that is taking place in Australia. Or j. Pal 140 Neil Street Carlton Vic. 3053 sir the Young women s Christian association runs the libraries for migrants in the Mariby Nong and Altona hostels in Victoria. We have great difficulty in obtaining Reading matter for non English speaking migrants in the hostels and would appreciate receiving any books magazines etc., for children and adults. All literature should be sent to immigration Secretary do ., 60 Russell Street Melbourne Vic. 3000. We have sufficient Reading matter for British migrants. Mrs b. A. Bartlau Immigration Secretary Melbourne Vic. 3000. A newcomer s thanks sir during the past few months i have received regularly your monthly Issue of the Good Neighbour which i find most interesting and which i recommend to All migrants. I migrated from the Middle East in november 1967, and am presently Well settled in this land of great expectation which offers tremendous opportunities to All hardworking people. My Only regret is that i did not come to Australia in my Early twenties. I find australians very Nice helpful and accommodating people. I recollect that during my first week in Australia when i had to go to the City or to any part of the metropolitan area to look for a Job i used to ask people about the streets and different places i had to Call on. Most of them used to walk with me and they would not leave me until they were certain that i knew How to reach my destination. To All those unknown Nice people i convey my warmest thanks and Heartfelt appreciation. S. A. Muss War 172 Livingstone Road Merrickville . 2204. What s in a name sir Dale Carnegie is his Book How to win friends and influence people said that the most pleasing sound to a Man was to hear his name pronounced correctly. I confess that our Anglo Saxon announcers do not have a clue about pronouncing some German and polish names. Can Vou help by publishing a few names regularly in the Good Neighbour showing the nearest phonetic pronunciation. These May be either in alphabetical order or a list of difficult names. H. Eborall manager�?1qt, Queenstown tas. 7467 editor s note the Good Neighbour appreciates the difficulties there Are in pronouncing unfamiliar foreign names but the space required for even a few of the main languages of new settlers in Australia does not allow us to follow or Eborall s suggestion. Perhaps our readers have some views blueprint for the future f or 19 years the Good Neighbour movement has been an integral part of Australia s immigration programme. Its Aims have been two fold to help migrants Settle successfully in their new country and to Foster Public readiness to make migrants Welcome. Recently the presidents and secretaries of the seven Good Neighbour councils met in Canberra to appraise their activities during the past 19 years and to prepare a blueprint for the future. See Story Page 1. Fresh in their minds were talks the presidents held last year with the minister for immigration or Snedden who outlined future immigration plans and the role Good Neighbours could be expected to play. Since the meeting with or Snedden the councils have taken individual Steps to increase the effectiveness of their role in the Field of migration. The statement of policy which came from the presidents and secretaries meeting in Canberra outlines generally the Many areas in which there is scope for Good Neighbour action. The policy is not binding on any Council nor can it be with the different conditions that exist in each of the states. However within the framework of the blueprint each Council can use its own approach to achieve the National goal of the successful integration of migrants. Ood Neighbours see themselves now less As a coordinating body and More As a Cooperator bringing together the resources of the Community. Where there Are deficiencies in some areas the Good Neighbour movement will provide the facilities to fill the Gap. Already the widened Outlook is bringing results. We now have a sense of reality and purpose which is evident throughout the Commonwealth. It s a much More precise and impressive organisation one Delegate told the meeting. Migrant munchkins Delight South australian children five British migrant housewives who formed their own children s theatre company in South Australia have Advance bookings for their shows for several months ahead. The women All friends and Neighbours at Elizabeth Are Joan Clements 36, Bridget Phillips 35, Pauline Carter 31, Eileen Moody 30, and Ann Willis 24. Mrs Joan Clements who migrated l Roni Bedford in 1961, says we ail used to dabble in local repertory theatre work but we Felt we wanted to do something More than that. The results obtained from a series of afternoon Tea meetings at the Clements Home was the formation or a rive girl group called the munchkins. It Means " the Little people mrs Pauline Carter says. We have written plays around some popular childrens stories like Hansel and Gretel Little red Riding it Good and Dick Whittington a and have permission from schools to put on snows for the live to Lightyear Olds mrs Eileen Moody the Mother of four children aged Between three and eight says mothers understand kiddies. We know that children love to get involved in play acting themselves. That is Why an important part of every Munchkin show is getting the Little ones out of the audience on to the stage to sing with some of the play characters in the munchkins version of Little red Riding Hoo the talking Munchkin Bush mrs Clements asks the children what to do with the Wolf when he has been caught. The kiddies yell for us to put him in gaol but we usually Compromise mrs Clements says. Wolf played by Bridget Phillips is made to feel contrite and ends up promising to turn Over a new Leaf mrs Pauline Carter in her talking tree costume left chats with fellow Munchkin mrs Ann Willis before the presentation of red Riding Hood

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