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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Oct 1 1962, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - October 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory ? ? a pair of Glamour girls on Queensland s Gold coast a Mother and daughter a Are in just the right place to enjoy themselves. Mrs. Sietske Elsey seems to be enthusiastic about it but the quizzical look from daughter Debra Alice 6 months might indicate a More Blase approach by the younger generation. Mrs. Elsey formerly of Groningen in the Netherlands is pictured at the swimming Pool at the beachcomber luxury Flats owned by her husband s father or. Bernard Elsey. Not alone Sietske came to Australia i i years ago and has lived at the Gold coast for nearly three years. She is not however alone As a migrant enjoying the Sunshine of this Winter playground. A on the Centre pages of this Issue is a pictorial cover of some of the other new settlers on the Gold coast a some of them at work and some of them at play. Record reached in naturalisation a record number of 51,377 people was naturalised As australian citizens during the 1961/62 financial year the minister for immigration or. Downer said last month. This was an increase of almost 10,000 Over the total number of 41,741 people granted citizenship in the previous financial year 1960/ 61, he said. The previous record year for naturalisation was 1959/ 60, when 50,625 persons were granted citizenship. Excellent the 1961/62 naturalisation had brought the total since 1945 to 349,105. Or. Downer said that he believed the excellent results attained in 1961/62 were mainly due to the simplified procedure for applying for naturalisation which was introduced at the beginning of 1961. Although the essential requirements for citizenship had not been reduced the new form of application for naturalisation had been made much easier for eligible newcomers. All that the department of immigration required on the application form was the new settler s name address Date and place of birth. Other necessary information was later obtained in a Friendly interview with the applicant. It was heartening to find that the streamlining of the procedure for applying for citizenship had increased the number of naturalisation throughout the Commonwealth he said. Students at ceremony Al Early 800 secondary school students attended a naturalisation ceremony in North Narr Abeen boys High school Sydney last month to further their knowledge of the significance of immigration. Candidates for naturalisation All from the Warr Ingah Shire totalled 72. Including 14 nationalities. Of these 31 were dutch and 10 italian. The president of Warr Ingah Shire or. W. E. Berry who conducted the ceremony said immigration had become such an important feature of social studies particularly among senior students that the Council had arranged the actual ceremony inside school Walls. The education department and the headmasters concerned were to be praised for permitting boys and girls from All the schools in the Shire to gain this moving insight into citizenship he said. Or. W. C. Wentworth m.h.r., congratulated the candidates on behalf of the minister for immigration. ? ? a new chairman of the Commonwealth immigration planning Council was appointed he was or. E. N. Drury . For the electorate of Ryan in Queensland. He succeeded the Hon. D. E. Fairbairn d.f.c., ., who resigned As chairman following his appointment As minister for air. The minister for immigration or. Downer said that or. Drury who entered parliament in 1949. Had had wide experience. His consistent interest in migration and Allied matters and his professional training in Law and accountancy would be most valuable in his new appointment. Fortunate or. Downer said it was a fortunate coincidence that or. Drury was taking up the chairmanship before the first meeting of the reconstituted planning Council which had been appointed for three years from july 1, 1962. The Deputy chairmen of the new Council would be or. Ian Mclellan and or. A. E. Monk. In addition to the chairman the new Council would include 10 former members and six new appointments. Three members of the old Council. Sir Ian Potter or. R. J. Vicars and sir Samuel Wadham were retiring. New members were Hon. J. I. Armstrong Sydney or. F. E. Foulis Brisbane professor j. N. Lewis. Armidale . Or. T. M. Scott Narromine . Or. H. J. Souter Melbourne or. A. H. Urquhart Sydney. As Well As the Deputy chairmen the Council would include these former members or. B. C. Button sir Arthur Coles sir Douglas Copland sir Tasman Heyes. Or. A. J. Keast or. W. G. Gerard. Or. J. F. Ledger or. R. E. G. Shone. Advisory Council appointments see Page 6 r by 1et flight a the first Jet aircraft charter flight of migrants arranged by . Arrived in Australia recently. Flight embarkation Points were Rome and Athens. In Rome 59 yugoslav refugees. Comprising one family and single men boarded the a italia aircraft. There were 75 greeks picked up at Athens including 24 nominated female dependants and 50 single males

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