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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Nov 1 1953, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - November 1, 1953, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration they came As a family the population of Warrnambool Victoria jumped rom 10,300 to 10,315 when he de Vocht Sof the be thermos move Din on August fifteen of the family arrived on the previous Day a join the eldest son Fred Pho had come to Australia year earlier. Here in the top picture the Hole Happy family lines up on e deck of the ship before Steyng ashore to their new country Kom the left or. And mrs. A. Vocht Adrian 18 month senk 3cor 5mary 7tier 8mia 8andrew 10anna 11toos 13icia 17joseph 15john 16tony 19and Fred 20. In the lower picture the de Fochts walk hand in hand boards their new Home at by near i Warrnambool. Killar Wei Wev we woj w f f j a papers to be merged publication of the Good Neighbour in its present form will be discontinued at the end of this year. Commencing in january 1954, the Commonwealth department of immigration s other monthly bulletin a the new australian a will be merged with the Good Neighbour under which title the new paper will be published. The composite newspaper will contain six pages and will Combine the contents of the two former papers and will service the combined circulation. Originally the new australian was designed for the information of i non British migrants in Australia. Its purpose was to Tell them about c australian customs and to advise them on specifically australian traditions and conditions. The Good Neighbour was designed to help the working of assimilation bodies and was directed to selected readers among the australian Community if told them of the contributions migration has made and is making to the National Economy of the need to help the assimilation of migrants into the i Community and provided practical ideas of How assimilation could be effected. Latterly the interests of readers of the two papers have been coming closer together. Good Neighbours have sought to be included on the mailing list for the migrant paper so that they could discover the Points of advice being Given by the department and could assist in pass Trig on that advice through word of Mouth within their Good Neighbour movement at the same time migrant readers of the new australian have been requesting copies of the assimilation paper to Leam More about the Workings of the Good Neighbour movement. To avoid the overlapping of circulation and to enable Economy to be effected the department has agreed to the merger. How you can help us As soon As the december 1953, Issue of this paper has been distributed the present mailing list will be transferred automatically to the new mailing list. This will ensure that All persons actively interested in the Good Neighbour movement will not lose continuity of Supply of their paper however readers could assist us to ensure that All copies of the paper now being distributed Are j being put to effective use by notify ing us of the following facts j a name and address of Reader. B number of copies required. This will enable us to overhaul completely the mailing list and make sure that names and addresses have not varied since originally advised to us. It will also enable us to know whether readers Are receiving the Correct number of copies required and will allow us to adjust our distribution in any Case where a Reader is receiving the number of copies originally requested but which May now be in excess of requirements. Our address is the Good Neighbour a department of immigration Canberra . A reproduction of any material used in this journal either literary or photographic is invited and no acknowledgement is required. For free stereos of blocks write to the Good Neighbour department of immigration Canberra . Government As sponsor 3000 passage for decided to introduce a modification the Commonwealth nomination scheme to give further encouragement to British migration to Australia. The modified scheme will be additional to other assisted passage arrangements. It will give desirable migrants who have been unable to take advantage of the assisted passage schemes because of the Lack of an australian nominator the Chance to come to Australia. It is proposed to offer government sponsorship to some 3,000 migrant sin this category in the current financial year. T 1 he government s decision was announced by the Commonwealth minister for immigration or. H. E. Holt at a conference of migration ministers and officials from the Commonwealth and state governments in Melbourne last month. Or. Holt who presided outlined the Commonwealth government s migration plans for the financial year 1953-54. He explained that planning had proceeded on the basis of a migrant intake of 90,000 in that period and that As it was desired to relate the programme directly to the absorptive capacity of the Economy it was intended to reexamine it Early in 1954. Or. Holt said he had been impressed while in the United kingdom with the number of very desirable prospective emigrants who were unable to take advantage of the assisted passage scheme because of the Lack of a nominator. All ministers present expressed support for the programme As outlined by or. Holt and indicated their approval of the scheme to encourage increased British immigration. The conference discussed a number of other topics of Mutual interest including some administrative aspects of child migration medical examination of migrants the Impact of immigration on state services and Means of improved Liaison Between state and Commonwealth departments of immigration. It was agreed that meetings of ministers would take place periodically at least annually and that suitable arrangements would be made for state representation at meetings of the immigration planning Council. The atmosphere of the conference was entirely cordial and co operative throughout in keeping with the National and nonpartisan approach which has characterised australian Post War immigration. Newcomers win promotion 15 r i t i s h and european migrants Are among men promoted to responsible Field positions As assistant engineers or surveyors on the Leigh Creek railway South Australia. Port Augusta is their adopted Home town for the time being. According to departmental authorities they Are Fine types keen on their jobs. They include messes. Jan Vreugdenhil dutch Eugen Savoj czech Chris Morgenstern and Klaus Ludwig German and George Pauly and Jack Thompson British. Among other migrants working on the Job men who have persevered with their English lessons and made Best Progress have been Given preference for appointment As foremen and sub foremen. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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