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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Oct 1 1960, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - October 1, 1960, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Neighbour monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants Canberra no. 81 october 1960 1111111111111 Iii i Iff time ii Mitt t Rii Muff it Kimii William is a Snow regular seven year old William Steinbacher of Canberra is a regular each week end at the ski runs on it. Rackenback in the australian Alps. He is the son of austrian ski jumping exponent Otto Steinbacher 34, who migrated to Australia from Salzburg four years ago and is now a paving contractor in Canberra. Each week end in the skiing season Otto takes his wife Henrietta and William to the Alpine resort of the redo joining hundreds of other Snow fans who visit the area. Otto said he had been sur prised to find he could teach William to ski in Australia. He was skiing by himself after Only one Day he added. The ski runs at the redo Are As Steep and fast As you would find anywhere and interest in jumping is increasing so much that there will soon be regular a now turn to pages 4-5. 1confidence in Australia 300,000 new settlers have married Here m or Ethan 300,000 Post War migrants had Bee married since coming to Australia the minister for immigration or. Downer said recently. In calculating that 300,000 Mig rants have married officials of the department of immigration used As a basis figures issued by the Commonwealth statistician showing the birthplaces of brides and grooms or. Downer added. These figures show that from the beginning of 1946 until the end of 1959 there were 75,000 All migrant marriages in Australia. In the same period 87,000 migrant men married Australia born brides and 37,000 migrant women married australian born grooms. Many aussies take at present migrants Are marrying in Australia at the rate of about 30,000 a year. Over the period of 14 years about 45 per cent of All migrants who have married Here have taken australians As their marriage partners. And in the same period migrants have accounted for 13.3 per cent of All persons married in Australia. I regard the relatively High rate of migrant marriage As a vote of Confidence in Australia by our new settlers. In deciding to marry and rear their families in Australia these people have shown that they have adopted Australia As their Home. I am particularly heartened at the degree of inter marriage Between new settlers and australians. It indicates i believe the Long term Success of our efforts at integration and moreover shows an Ever strengthening Bond Between new settlers and the australian born or. Downer said that nearly 500,000 children with at least one migrant Parent had been born in Australia since 1946. He said that 222,000 of them had two migrant parents and 270,000 had one migrant Parent. Since the beginning of 1946, children with at least one migrant Parent have accounted for about one sixth of All children born in Australia or. Downer said. It is Safe to say that very few of these children would have been born unless Australia s immigration policy had introduced Many thousands of people of Marriageable age. These Young people have made Good a wastage which Australia suffered As a result of Low birth rates during the depression years when Australia failed to produce some 80,000 boys and 77,000 girls who by now would have been married and producing children of their own. Major factors a these figures show quite conclusively that immigration is not merely a process of bringing people Here from other countries to make up the numbers of our population. It is also a Way of increasing our native born population. This increase in our population through immigration and natural increase has been and will continue to be a major Factor in our history making or. Downer quoted these immigration milestones reached this year a arrival of the 750,000th. British migrant. A arrival of the 500,000th. Migrant under 19 years. A arrival of the 400,000tii. Assisted British migrant. A arrival of the 5,000th. Assisted migrant from Finland. A farm that s different a p.2. A migrant meat King a p.3. A Snow feature App. 4-5. A Qantas Story a p.6. A machine to make bricks p.8

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