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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Oct 1 1955, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - October 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Deferred departure mad her Millionth Barbara and Dennis were offered passages in August but at their request their sailing was delayed until october to enable them to be married in september. This deferment brought Barbara s name Forward in departure times to make her the 1,000,000th migrant. More than 1,000,000 persons who were classified by the Commonwealth statistician As Peri Anent arrivals had arrived in Australia before november since a end of the War but among hese people were returning australians who have been absent torn the country for More than 2 months. People away from Australia for a Tore than 12 months Are act counted statistically As Perman a departures and on their re urn Are regarded As permanent but since these people cannot be regarded As migrants who a Settle in Australia the Millionth migrant was determined alter allowing for these returning australians. Or. And mrs. Porritt will be among 307 British migrants travelling in Oronsaye. Thev will be among a total of Between 8,000 and 9,000 assisted migrants from the United kingdom and Europe who Are due to arrive in november. A total of 970,850 immigrants had arrived in Australia in the Post War period up to june 30 last. Of these British migrants totalled 473,435 or 48.4 per cent. Assisted arrivals amounted to 53.3 per cent and 46.7 per cent paid full fare. Oronsaye is due to leave Tilbury on october 12 and arrives at Fremantle on november 3, Adelaide november 6, Melbourne november 8, and so Nev november 11. Or. And mrs. Porritt will disembark in Melbourne. Happy smiling and confident Barbara Wood Australia s 1,000,000th Post War migrant poses in her Home at Redcar on the eve of her wedding. In a cabled message to the couple on their wedding Day the minister for immigration or. Holt extended a warm Welcome on behalf of the nine million prospective Good Neighbours they would meet in Australia. Our 1,000,000 the migrant due in november Australia s one Millionth Post War migrant will arrive in Melbourne aboard the Orient liner Oronsaye on november 8. The Mir an t is e Young attractive English girl miss Barbara Ann Wood 21, a former stenographer of 28 Green lands Road Redcar Yorkshire England. This was announced last month by the common wealth minister for immigration or. H. E. Holt in a simultaneous press release in Europe and Aust Ralia. He said that miss Wood had been chosen to carry the title of Australia s ,000,000th Post War migrant to Mark this Milestone in our migration Story. For miss Wood the journey to her new life in a new land of Opportunity will be a romantic honeymoon trip. She was married to or. Dennis Porritt 25, on september 17. Or. Porritt also of Redcar is an electrical fitter. It is a Happy coincidence that Jar Ara Wood should have been Hosen As our Millionth migrant bemused she was born in Redcar Only 0 Miles from Madon in Cleveland he Birthplace of Captain James Wolc who took Possession of Australia for Britain when he landed at Befany Bay in 1770. Dennis Porritt will go directly o employment As a skilled tradesman with the state electricity commission in Victoria. The a Oung couple will live in accommodation that is provided by the 5.e.c. For their skilled employees. They will live in Gipp land not far from Yal Lourn. 500,000 British Barbara and Dennis Are typical the Young healthy migrants Ivelio Are coming to Australia from lie United kingdom and from Europe to add their strength and skills to the great Post War development of the Commonwealth. It is fitting that the Millionth migrant marking an important Milestone in the immigration Story should come from Britain because immigration from Britain has been the main element in our programme and at All times has received top priority in our planning. 1955 is also a Milestone year Lor British emigration to Australia because 500,000 Post War settlers from British sources will have reached our shores by the end of this year. That is in conformity with the policy that has aimed at ensuring that approximately half our annual intake should be British. More than 20 other nations have contributed to the million total. All have contributed valuable elements to their adopted land by their additions to our work Force our National life and culture. Australia ahead on the shores of England Barbara Wood our Millionth Post War migrant and Fiance Dennis Porritt both of Yorkshire look out across the seas towards their new Homeland Australia. In which is incorporated Skene australian the monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants no 22 Canberra october 1955

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