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Canberra Good Neighbour Newspaper Archives Sep 1 1951, Page 1

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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - September 1, 1951, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Monthly bulletin of the department of immigration helps others to become new i vixens Erna Kaite who became an australian citizen at the Jubilee convention naturalisation ceremony this year poses with the pamphlet issued by the department of immigration to explain the advantages of citizenship. Erna is featured As the cover girl of the pamphlet. It will be sent to Good Neighbour councils so that they will be Well informed on All aspects of naturalisation and citizenship and Able to advise new settlers. Dutch undergo Fine screening an insight into the careful screening of migrant sin the Netherland before embarkation was Given by a recent arrival . Devries,29, who comes from Friesland. Or. De Vries reached Australia recently under the new australian Netherlands agreement. He intends to work Vith a commercial firm j or. De Vries said that when \ person in the Netherlands bought to Migrate to Australia be first contacted his local abour office he passed through various channels before being approved j the Netherlands authorities or interview by australian trials including pre selection Nedical and political tests. If he is successful in passing these tests he is then presented to the australian officers for final selection according to that country s own severe criteria. The political tests Are important said or. De Vries. Many persons in my age bracket were prisoners of the nazis during world War ii. The political tests Are carried out to ensure that no intending migrant has collaborated with the Ivalue of migrant labour runs into millions migration in the last four years has been worth�348,300,000 to Australia. This figure has been calculated by economists who recently Madea Survey of production attributable to was reached by dividing National income by the total number of workers. Crom tuly 1, 1947, to r tune30 this year 243,000 j migrant workers had reached Australia. 1 they now comprise seven per cent of the australian work Force. The Survey claimed that the contribution by migrants particularly by those under contract and specially recruited British migrants was above the average. This was because the migrants had been placed in employment in key sectors of the Economy. The Survey revealed that on june 29 this year 75,819 former displaced persons were employed under contract throughout Australia. The jobs on which they were employed included such vital undertakings As Timber cutting and afforestation on site building production of building materials railway constructions maintenance and operation water storage and reticulation and Public utilities this number does not take into account the great number of former displaced persons who having finished their contracts have continued working in the jobs to which they were originally directed. Nor does it include British and other migrants who have entered australian Industry. Migrants big part in railway work new Australia Shad played a Large part in keeping the railway tracks straight said the the Western australian railways,. , last month. By apr. Hall was speaking at the official opening of an amenities hut at the red Hill railway estate or. Hall said departmental officers realised that the migrants and to be adequately housed in order to keep them in such vital work. Nissen huts on the estate had therefore been converted into Homes. There was accommodation for about 200 people there. British migrants and new australians Are living together As a Community and our plan has worked Well said or. Hall. In South Australia about 30 per cent of the total railways staff is comprised of new australians. Convention record copies of the full report and resolutions of the Jubilee citizenship convention have been distributed to Good Neighbour councils and new settlers leagues. Additional copies May be obtained by writing to the department of immigration Canberra. Friendships were born behind barbed wire Here Are two stories of Australia soldiers who mad friends with British soldiers in prisoner of War Camps during them has a Happy ending the other As yet is unfinished. Germany in stalag 1 3 c at Rammelburg Bill Monaghan of the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders and w. R. Dunn of the if were close friends. They shared the same food Comfort parcels and living accommodation. After the War Bill returned to Glasgow and or. Dunn married and settled Down at Heidelberg Victoria. This year Bill Monaghan decided to try his Luck in Australia. He arrived in Melbourne recently and lost no time in seeking a reunion with his stalag companion. At nights now they sit before the fire in or. Dunn s comfortable australian Home and Chat Over old times. Siam another recent migrant to Melbourne was 35 year old sex Royal artillery sergeant w. J. Finch. Sex sergeant Finch is looking for Donald Treherne Moore an australian Soldier who saved his life in a japanese prison Camp in Siam. I was ill and in great pain said or. Finch. Don Moore used to carry me and other sick prisoners from our huts to the Chow line he fed us washed us night and morning and looked after us like a Mother. In 1945 he was sent to Japan and i heard no More of or. Finch is at the Bone Gilla migrant Centre. Timely hint for aliens a warning that prosecuted if they failed to notify the department of immigration of changes of address or employment was Given in Adelaide police court last month. In the first prosecution of its kind in South Australia a new australian was fined �20 with 1 of. Costs for failure to notify j c x 0 seven Days. 1 or. H. T. Bennett of the Crown solicitor s office said the prosecution had been Laid mainly to draw the attention of migrants to their obligations under the Law. To assist the working of assimilation organisations
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