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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives May 1 1951, Page 4

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - May 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Part of the picture by Thomas Mckernon a Story with a particular Appeal for Good Neighbours was recently published in a Sydney daily. When i met it 1 thought it was the sort of Story every Good Neighbour would like to have the Chance of Reading. Here it is in slightly dih Erent form. A very Day he came and every Day he stood there his fact close to the window his big Brown eyes fixed longingly on the coloured marbles on the tray. From his Side of the window the old shopkeeper used to Waii for the Little boy to arrive. Then he would watch him stand there eyes glued on the coloured agates. Each Day the old Man hoped the Little boy would have a Penny to spend and would come into the shop. But each Day he watched him turn sadly away. The shopkeeper spoke to his wife about it. How could they Best let the Little fellow have his heart s desire ? then they formed a simple plan. That night when the shop was closed the old Man took out his paints and made a sign that was to stand among the marbles the window. In when the shop opened its doors next Day the boys in the neighbourhood read the sign and j Quick to come into the a \ accept us offer gradually a. Coloured pile of marbles grew j smaller and smaller. The old Man watched and waited for his Tittle Friend. And there he was standing there his j big Brown eyes saddened As a looked at the lessening pile. The Little boy stood longer a Fly usual that Day and then returned and walked slowly away. The shopkeeper had Given away Many marbles but the one Little boy to whom he wanted to give some had not come in / or his share and the sign said quite. Clearly today free marbles. The sign that meant so Muc in to the boys of the neighbourhood i had meant nothing to Little t the newcomer from Europe a to knew no i i a Han to can happen Aad it does Hap pen More often j f ise that a proffered Kmon a is seemingly rejected As though through indifference or reluctance to co operate when it is simply not understood. It May be through Lack of English knowledge it May be through just not understanding the australian Way of life. He helping to strengthen our Navy Eorge Fletcher formerly of Glasgow is one of the Many British artisans who have come to Australia bringing their skills to build up the Security and Prosperity of the nation. A boilermaker George is Here shown at work on has Anzac one of Australia s new destroyers. New settlers Are welcomed at Hostel opening at the British migrants recently More than 300 people of Burwood new South Wales Welcome the first group of 150 new arrivals to take up residence at the Hostel. The by the local Council churches and affiliated organisations and consisted of a number of Brief speeches followed by Buffet Tea. J he speakers included the mayor of Bun Vood Aid. F. J. Prowse or. Kelly regional director of hostels or. F. M. Osborne. M.h.r., Hunter,m.l.a.,and . Walker president of the Burwood rotary club. Also in the official party were or. E. Seymour Shaw District governor of rotary International or. W. H. Turner. President of the Enfield Croydon Park Branch of the Rel and or. H. Hughes president of the Burwood Branch. Or. James Mcguerty from Leeds replied on behalf of the migrants. Earlier or. Mcguerty had rehearsed his speech on a Guinea pig audience. But when his turn came 011 the dais or. Mcgert held his speech behind his Back and thanked those present simply since rely for the kind Wulc o i n e t o t h e a settlers. All in jobs j h e migrants said they were agreeably surprised with the speedy availability of employment opportunities for them. A very breadwinner was either at work Arcady or due to Start in the following Day. William Harwood a toolmaker from Lancashire was particular in pleased. He had been appointed Foreman at a Large Syd Ney engineering concern immediately on arrival. Or. And mrs Aifred Lawrence from Sussex summed up he general feeling of the migrants As they strolled through the Lovely grounds of the Hostel after the Welcome ceremony. We be been invited out Toto Home of some people whose parents came from go mrs Lawrence said. Never act them debut. Have been most kind to us. We feel As though w e be b Een n Ellis country for Ages. Former major popular figures with the migrants after the ceremony were major s. Eggins of the Salva i Tion army and the Rev. G. A. Saunders of St. Paul s Church of England. Chatting with the migrants they were Able to find out How they had fared since arriving in Australia. The migrants at the Welcome were some of the 540 who came to Australia on the Dorsetshire and had been in Australia Only two o . They were very impressed by the ship and the information services and helpful advice they were Able to obtain on the trip out. Ajor s. Eggins of the salvation army chatting on the jaws of Broughton Hostel with or. And mrs. Alfred Lawrence formerly of Sussex. Or. Lawrence is a master builder Best yet drive for migrants in Newcastle sets pattern so successful Wasa recent four Day drive for migrant sin Newcastle England that sufficient applicants came Forward to keep three Australia selecting officers interviewing full time for nearly three weeks. To two temporary offices a team of five representatives of the department of immigration answered 1,052 inquiries during the four advertised Days of the drive. They were obliged to re open their offices on the week end to real with the overflow Rush. Appointments were made for -550 selection interviews and three of the officers remained in Newcastle to carry them out. Beca a e a age proportion of those in reviewed were Heads of families the migration officers estimate that the yield of British migrants from the four Day drive will be More than 1,000. It was an intensified Campaign with publicity concentrated Over a Short period to build up for the selection officers a Bank of interviews to be completed without the congestion of hundreds of inquiries. No previous Campaign in Newcastle has been so Suc i Cess Ful. Selectors report that a number of the applets attending the interviews produced letters they i had received from other con tented Newcastle men now living in the Success of the Newcastle recruiting Blitz Simi Lar campaigns Are to be con ducted in Belfast Londonderry Coleraine Bristol Cardiff Swan sea and Newport. Within two years she became word perfect. And project Helvi Lee Pere 16-year-old migrant from she Estonia reached speak two a word years today she is a prefect at Woodvil Lehigh school Adelaide and can speak excellent English. To the intermediate examination. Last year Helvi j passed in seven subjects Ana gained two credits. S h e h Pes to g q to t h e Adelaide University and study Medicine. Helvi is Only one of about 40 children from other countries attending the school. Headmaster e. J. Flaherty says that All Are settling into the australian Way of life quickly. Lee Prima 15, is another estonian who has been Here for two years. He plans to become a lawyer and is a prominent member of the school s softball team. Three boys from Estonia. Latvia and the Ukraine Are doing their first intermediate course this year. None could speak English on arrival Here. Aimi Zebena 15, has been in Australia for Only 12 months., but is doing her intermediate course. Most of the new australian children come from families living in temporary Homes but some come from the Finsbury migrant Hostel. British migrant ships due this month following is the itinerary of ships carrying British migrant due in Australia this month str Theden sailed March 29. Due Sydney May 3. Arcades sailed april 6. Due Adelaide May i Melbourne 3rd, Sydney 7th. Strathairn sailed april 26. Due Fremantle May 22, Adelaide 25th, Melbourne 28th, Sydney 31st. Moreton Bay sailed april 20. Due Fremantle May 20, Melbourne 27th. Cameron a sailed april 26. Due Fremantle May 29. Strathnaver due to sail May 10. Due Fremantle june 5, Adelaide 8th, Melbourne nth Sydney 14th. Oronsaye due to sail May 16. Due Fremantle june 8, Adelaide nth Melbourne 13th, Sydney 18th. Daloja due to sail May 23. Due Fremantle june 15, Adelaide 19th, Melbourne 21 St Sydney 25th, Brisbane 29th. Have you Bee asked this one in this column each month r we print a question which we think assimilation bodies will jew be frequently asked by Nev i australians together with an answer supplied by the department of immigration. New australian i have an invention and wish to have in patented. Can i do that in Australia ? if so How do i go about it Good Neighbour yes Australia has a patents office i Obj Headquarters in Canberra offices in the capital cities of Thi states. You should Call on write to the office in the Capi City of the state in which y Are living. The securing of Patent May be a Long comp rated and expensive undertaking however and it is advantaged to put the matter in the Hart of a Patent attorney. These m Are skilled in the matter Ai should save you much Troubl they make a charge for the services of course but it certainly be Worth it. There Patent attorneys in All Capi cities except Hobart. To names Are available in the p pages of the Telephone Book
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