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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives May 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - May 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration nationality need not be renounced victorian Council meeting form of oath is made easier there has been a change in the wording of the form of the renunciation of nationality to be used by new settlers accepting australian citizenship. In future the new australian will renounce his allegiance to his former country but will not be asked to renounce his former nationality. Has been found that for Many new australians tonality is synonymous the family or race. Cons evently to renounce natio nity is to forswear their Miland in the eyes of air fellow countrymen and i their own hearts to be As actors to their parents and air other relatives. These people who have wished become australian citizens have not hesitated to renounce their allegiance to former countries but have been unwilling to use the words renouncing their nationalities. It is expected that the new form will now make it easier for them to become australian citizens. The new form reads As follows i renounce All allegiance to any foreign Sovereign or state of whom i May be a subject or citizen. I swear by almighty god that i will be faithful and Bear True allegiance to her majesty Queen Elizabeth the second her heirs and successors according to the Law and that i will faithfully observe the Laws of Australia and fulfil my duties As an australian the use of the new form will mean that now All applicants for citizenship whether stateless or not will be called upon to renounce their former allegiance \ ii republication of any material used in this Tournai either literary or photographic is invited and no acknowledgement is required. For free stereos of blocks write to the Ood Neighbour dearth it of immigration Berra . He Hon. Simon Warrender speaking at the annual meeting of the Good Neighbour Council of Victoria in the Melbourne town Hall on March 18. Or. Warrender an englishman who has settled in Melbourne emphasised the great importance of migration to Australia. Next to him on the platform right is or. H. R. Mckenzie who was elected unopposed for a further term As president of the Council. Tiffany australians marry Between 1947 and the end of 1951, Over 50,000 migrant from the United kingdom and Europe ave married in Australia. Of these 32,000 were males the majority of whom married australian girls. A Large proportion of the 20,000 brides among ii commonly held belief that new australians tend marry other new settlers is spelled by statistics taken out i cover the postwar migration cried up to the end of i95 1 figures for last year and the St Quarter of 1953 Are not yet mailable but indications Are that in trend towards marriages Bevelen Australia s native born id her new settlers is conning. Male migrants have shown a pm appreciation of the qualities Fobe australian girl. Of the 21,000 males born in i e United kingdom who mar de Between 1947 and i95 l ight in every 10 chose an aus Ali an girl As their Bride. Men of Eire showed similar taste Ith More than three quarters of in i too grooms choosing aus plan brides. The numbers of non British Grants marrying prior to 1951 ave been less. There Are three rain reasons for this 1. Most had limited financial resources on arrival in Australia. Language difficulties. The nature of their Early jobs which in Many cases took them away from or otherwise deprived them of Normal social opportunities continued on Page 2 and Here australian Groom Norman Kitten with his English Bride formerly Joan Reed at their wedding reception in Melbourne recently Admire a Lucky Boot sent out by Joan s Mother from Surrey. Miss Reed came from London to Canberra As a typist five years ago with 21 other girls. Sixteen of the party have since married. Canadian s views on citizenship millions of migrant sin All parts of the world have laced or Are now facing settling in difficulties similar to those being experienced by newcomers to Australia. To Canada for example Many hundreds of thousands of european and British migrants Are now in the process of assimilation. Throughout Canada As in Australia Public and private bodies Are working to help the newcomers become Good citizens. Many of them have found the True meaning of the word Citi i 7.en" hard to understand. It was to help these people and Many old canadians who were not Clear on the term that m. Jean Pierre Houle delivered a recent address in Toronto. M. Houle is the assistant director of the Canadian citizenship Council. Parts of his address Are Given below for they apply equally Well in Australia a citizenship is first of All the knowledge of the fundamental rights inherent to the individual such As Freedom of person Freedom of thought and expression As Well As the responsibilities which derive from those rights. It is most important to emphasise these responsibilities. Citizenship is essentially a voluntary acceptance of responsibilities and in audit on it is an apprenticeship. This apprenticeship begins in the family is pursued within and by the schools extends to professional social and recreational associations throughout life. Citizenship can be characterised As an intelligent Active and generous participation in the life of the local National and International on the National scale he explained that All Canadian or australian citizens must secure a sure knowledge of the social and cultural heritage which they shared with their fellow citizens. In this Way they would understand the traditions customs and institutions of their country much More clearly they would know their responsibilities better and become better citizens through carrying out those responsibilities. No Bias i1ebe when some prohibited migrants were approaching England s shores Many years ago sir Francis Drake completed a game of his Favourite sport before he sailed Forth to refuse them Landing permits in a very definite manner. But today in new South Wales the ancient game of bowls is becoming associated with the Welcome and acceptance of newcomers to Australia s shores. The Richmond . A servicemen s memorial Bowling club recently affiliated with the new settlers league. The next step was for the members of the club to invite a party of 12 new australians on the staff of the sche Yville Centre to join them in an afternoon s Bowling. The Day was most enjoyable for the members and their guests. The new settlers have been asked for other saturday afternoons of Bowling and several of the new australians have been invited to individual members Homes. No doubt other Bowling clubs Are doing the same sort of thing in other states of Australia. We should Tike to hear of similar examples of assimilation in action. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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