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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - March 1, 1969, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory $52,000 grandstand is tribute to a migrant Mayoress a $52,000 grandstand opened recently at Adelaide s Brighton Oval commemorates a former Manchester migrant who became Mayoress of Brighton. The Gladys Mathwin memorial grandstand was opened by or John Mathwin now in his fourth term As mayor of Brighton. Mrs Mathwin died last year. The mat wins who migrated to Australia in 1951, lived for two years at the former Epps Cross Hostel in Adelaide. They bought land at Seacliff Park Brighton and built most of their own Home. Or Mathwin is a Painter and decorator. Mrs Mathwin was associated with Many organisations in Brighton and with her husband was a member of the Marion and Brighton Branch of the South australian Good Neighbour Council. Before becoming mayor of Brighton or Mathwin Wasa member of the Good Neighbour Council s state executive. He is still a member of the Good Neighbour movement. A former South australian governor sir Edric Bastian once asked mrs Mathwin How Many children she had. She replied i have five two English and three " Dinky i s til remember that said the governor. Or John Mathwin right and the president of the South australian Good Neighbour Council sir Keith Wilson pictured before the opening ceremony. Qualifications from Page one it would appoint panels of experts in individual professions to help in its work. He said the committee would draw heavily on the knowledge of existing registration authorities and would work in close co operation with them. By pooling the information held by individual authorities in All states and the Commonwealth and by making its own investigations it would assemble a body of information available to All states. The state governments and statutory authorities would be Able to use the information that became available. Keep in touch. Free copies of the Good Neighbour will be posted to you each month. A let us know when you change your address. Fill in the form below and be sure of receiving your regular copy. A perhaps your friends would like to receive the Good neigh Bour. New readers can also use this form. Surname or mrs miss first names present address former address please use capital letters and underline surname Post this to the Good Neighbour director of publications government printing office Canberra . 2600 new Field officers appointed by . S Good Neighbour councils have appointed three new Field officers two in South Australia and one in new South Wales. They Are for new South Wales or Torgom Mekertichian 47, who migrated from Teheran in 1963 for South Australia or Harry Janssen 35, who migrated from Amsterdam in 1958 and Adelaide born mrvin Neylan 46. Or Mekertichian married with two children has been a member of the new South Wales Good Neighbour Council s North Shore Branch since 1965 and a member of the Council s state executive since last year. He Speaks persian turkish armenian and he says a Little russian and portuguese in addition to English. Or Janssen has been assistant general Secretary in South Australia of the australian red Cross society since Early last year. He is married with two sons and Speaks German and French As Well As dutch and English. Or Neylan married with two children has been a voluntary worker for a the South australian Good Neighbour Council for nearly 10 years. He became a member of the Campbel town Branch on its formation later became chairman of the Branch chairman of the Council s branches committee and a member of the state executive. Or Mekertichian or Janssen or Neylan Australia saving through migration programme migrant workers arriving in Australia this financial year alone represented a saving of More than $500m to the country the minister for immigration or Snedden told the rotary club of Richmond in Victoria. This he said was a conservative estimate of what it would have Cost to rear and train the 80,000 migrant workers expected this financial year. Or Snedden said that investment was considered usually in terms of Plant equipment and buildings but people sometimes spoke of education As a Good investment. In a very real and vital sense nations invested in their people just As surely As in equipment and buildings. Or Snedden said european authorities had calculated that it Cost about $6,000 to educate and provide for an average worker us to the time he entered the work Force. Some estimates ranged up to $9,000. He said there were now More than one million Post 1947 migrants in the australian work Force today. By the turn of the Century Australia s output of goods and services would far exceed present Levels. This would be reflected in substantial increases in the living Standard of the average australian family. Externally a vastly strengthened Australia would be Able to do far More to assist other nations particularly Australia s Neighbours with their development. Or Snedden stressed that in achieving this the continued Success of Australia s immigration programme would be crucial. Referring to the migrant potential of Central Europe he said these countries had been for More than a Century one of the major traditional sources of migrants to North America. This source of migrants had been dammed up for Many years but changes in the International situation could open up these migrant sources to Australia. This could happen sooner than Many people might expect he added

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