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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives May 1 1959, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - May 1, 1959, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory It. Canberra May 1959 no. 64 monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants. Accent on Queensland by the minister for immigration . R. Downer n this Issue repay a tribute to Queensland which this year is celebrating its first 100 years of self government. We Tell the stories of a representative few of the 100,000 migrant who have settled there since the War of How they have worked hard to make Success of their new lives and of How their work is contributing ears and particularly in the Post War years is one which leaves no question As to the ultimate greatness of its Des tiny. Yet die future of this vast state much of it still in developed and Man of its resources still untapped lies in the hands of Only 1,500,000 people. To attain its full economic stature to utilise its resources for the Benefit of All and to escape the indictment of Over populated countries to the North Queensland must have More people. I give an Assurance that the Federal government will Sec that Queensland continues to get the greatest possible number of migrants to ensure development in Accord with the highest aspirations of queenslander who wish to see their state play an even More important part in the nation s Progress. Drop race prejudice Page 3 hoppy9 the Happy 9roo likes City life. One migrant fro the Bush who would never go Back is Hoppy " the Happy Kangaroo pictured below with playmate Denise Willemse of Mackay Queensland. Hoppy a female aged six months and Denise,4, Are both old australians a Denise was born in Mackay but her father Migrate from Holland in 1952 with his wife Ann and son Arthur then aged six months. Hoppy joined the family last Christmas. A Friend of found her in the Pouch of a Kangaroo he shot out in the sheep country where kangaroos Are a pest. Now she grazes untethered in the Williem Tegarden and plays happily with the two children. Hoppy lives mostly on grass which grows profusely around the House in her diet is augmented by milk and frequent handouts of biscuits from Denis and Arthur. Festival week of immigration new settlers will virtually take Over Brisbane for Queensland s Centenary festival of immigration Between May 31 and june 6. The festival is part of the state s celebrations to mark100 years of self government. A special committee including representatives of the Queensland government the Queensland Good Neighbour Council formerly the new settlers league and the Commonwealth department of immigration has been working for months to make the festival the state s mos exciting demonstration of immigration in action. Highlights the festival will begin on sunday. May31 with special services in Many Brisbane churches. Highlight sin a crowded week to follow will be a a display of migrant arts and crafts in the . Hall opening on monday june 1. At least 12 nationalities will be represented. A Talent quest at Waco migrant accommodation Centre. A visit by 100 migrant children to state parliament House Brisbane. A gala International concert in the new festival Hall which has been built on the site of the old Brisbane stadium. At least 250 new s settlers including five choirs and four National dancing groups will take part. A presentation of an Illumin ated address of loyalty to the state Premier , by a deputation of 12 new australians. A naturalisation ceremony in the City Hall for 600 new citizens thursday evening. A festival of the nations Ball at Lennon hotel Friday evening. A grand reunion Basket picnic in the Brisbane botanical gardens saturday afternoon. Portraits the 600 new citizens in the City Hall ceremony will each receive a coloured portrait of Queen Elizabeth ii. The portraits measure25in. X 15in. As a prelude to the festival week leaders of mos National societies and German groups in Brisbane will attend the 76th annual dinner of the Brisbane German club to be held on the evening of Friday may29. During the festival Brisbane newspapers will publish special features on Queensland Snew settlers and on the contribution Post War immigration has made to the state s spectacular development. Most radio stations will broadcast special features about immigration and Many stores and City offices will feature photographic displays. . H. Wainwright president of the Good Neighbour Council of Queensland

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