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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives May 1 1960, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - May 1, 1960, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? old and new blend in festival Triumph born in Australia of italian parents Gino Zancanaro above typifies the blending of old and new which made the Adelaide festival of Art one of most successful cultural projects Ever attempted in Australia. He is dressed for his role As Nar Raboth in the Richard Strauss opera Salome a one of three operas produced during the festival which was held for two weeks in mid March. The festival produced music opera drama Art shows and open air spectacle. It s Success was due largely to a blending of three ingredients from the old and new worlds top ranking visiting artists from Europe and America gifted europeans now living in Australia and talented artists of australian birth. The Sydney symphony orchestra under or. Nicolai Malko. The symphony orchestras of Victoria and South Australia and the australian youth orchestra produced an almost self contained orchestral festival. Adelaide concert goers were enchanted by Canadian Soprano Lois Marshall Young French pianist Philippe Entremont italian violinist Gioconda de Vito czech violinist Ladislov Jasefa and Adelaide violinist Carmel Hakendorf. Best setting in Neo gothic Bonython Hall British actor Robert speaight played Thomas Becket Archie Ishop of Canterbury in t. S. Eliot s religious verse drama murder in the he said that Bonython Hall offered the Best setting since the original production at in the intimate theatre Royal world famous australian Soprano Joan Hammond took the title role in the opera was produced by Stefan Haag who settled in Australia after having left Vienna in 1939. Tens of thousands of people sitting on the lawns of elder Park witnessed a spectacular Folk festival of song with a choir of 1,000 voices. New settlers presented Folk dances and songs from Latvia Germany Holland. Italy. Yugoslavia Poland Austria. Lithuania Ireland Scotland Estonia and the Ukraine. ? Australia leads in a Australia was the Only one of the five main migrant receiving countries of the British Commonwealth to increase substantially its intake of migrants from the United kingdom in 1958 and 1959. This was in spite of a substantial decrease in total British migration to All countries. Official . Migration figures show that Australia s share of British migrants increased from 43.555 in 1958 to 48.000 in 1959 a 51.6 per cent of total British emigration to the five main receiving countries of the Commonwealth. This was More than double the figure of Canada 22,000nearly 10 times that of South Africa 5,000four times the share of new zealand 12,000 my eight times that of the federation of Rhodesia and Nyasa land 6,000. The figures Are in die fifth report of the Oversea migration Board which reports inn itally on migration from the United kingdom. C commenting on the report the australian minister for immigration or. Downer said this very Welcome news underlines Australia s Success in the increasingly competitive Market for British i winits. It proves the value of our intensified publicity and recruiting activities and the decentralisation of our migration offices in the United kingdom. It also Speaks Well for Australia s continuing economic stability As a potent attraction for British migrants in spite of improved conditions in their own coun the report said that Australia not greatly affected by economic troubles had pressed on with its full immigration programme throughout 1958 and had emerged As the Only country which increased its intake of United kingdom migrants. Some return commenting on migrants who return to the United kingdom Fie report said it would be too much to expect that every single Emigrant will Settle and make a Success of life in his new country. We do not consider that the numbers of returning migrants reported from time to time indicate that there is anything fundamentally wrong with conditions in the receiving countries or with governmental arrangements for promoting festival in pictures p p 4-5

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