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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - September 1, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory In which is incorporated Ike new australian the monthly bulletin of the department of immigration to assist migrants no21 Canberra september 1955 australians have a healthy Outlook we print below a translation from the German of a letter received at the Geneva Headquarters of the intergovernmental committee for european migration. It was written by or. Helmut Stark. As one out of Many migrants i should like to thank you and your staff. On 20th november 1954 i sailed on the Arosa Star from Bremerhaven to Australia and arrived in Melbourne on december 29, 1954. I must admit that i had not expected everything to be so Beautiful. The Nice clean vessel took me safely to my new Home country the ship s Crew was very kind to All the passengers and i really did not have the feeling iat 1 was Only a poor migrant. From Melbourne 1 went to one Gilla Victoria and from Here 1 was sent to Newcastle in january 1954, to Start working t the Bop Steelworks. At present 1 am staying at the Mayfield Hostel but in a few weeks an australian Friend of mine will get me a Flat. The departure from Germany or arrival in Australia my placement in my own Trade As a Copersmith everything went off very monthly. I have adapted myself Ery quickly to this country because the australians have been Ery kind to me Ever since 1 arrived Here. My life in Germany and become unbearable due to particularly tragic circumstances and As Lar As 1 can think Back i had never been Able to live in peace. Now i feel very Happy and free 1 am full of optimism and 1 am making friends very quickly in my new Home country. 1 think i can say that the australians Are people with a very healthy Outlook while we euro plans Are All More or less unbalanced As a result of the confused situation. Yet most of us. Do not Realise that. Judging from j my own experience the Way in j which a migrant is received in Australia depends entirely on himself. I am sure that everybody who shows Goodwill will soon succeed in finding a real Home Here. 1 he australians Are Only very Touchy when they have to Deal with arrogant people. Otherwise they take a deep interest in to t worries of others they Are mostly very reserved and do not impose themselves on anybody. One can win their Friendship within a few minutes. The Only country where i have found people with such an open look in their Eves is Finland where i was in 1943 As a Soldier. Now 1 find these looks again in Australia. Let me thank Vou a and Promise you that i she in everything to live up to expectations. J immigration increased population Australia s population had a net permanent gain from migration of 26,004 in the first Quarter of this year. During the first three months of 1955 there were 35,347 permanent arrivals and 9,343 permanent departures. These figures were released by the Commonwealth Bureau of census and statistics. Statisticians class As permanent departures those who leave the country with the intention of being away for one year or longer. Permanent arrivals Are those who come to Australia with the intention of remaining one year or More. Permanent arrivals for the three months included 17,357 persons 49. Per cent of the total of British nationality. Of the male permanent arrivals 3,672 were craftsmen 2,874 were in the Rural Hunting fishing group 2,660 were labourers 2,163 operatives 1,015 commercial and clerical. The females include 1,388 of Domestic occupations 753 commercial and clerical 597 professional and Semi professional and 354 operatives. Many britons seeking personal nominations tens of thousands of australians Mcjay have the Opportunity of giving a new Start in life to people from Britain who wait to emigrate to Australia. The Means is the personal nomination scheme. Lih some Small Effort and perhaps a Little inconvenience australians can make it possible for a British family to Settle in Australia with their assimilation Hall accomplished on arrival. Supplementing the Commonwealth nomination and group nomination schemes personal nominations help to maintain the High British Content of our migrant intake and consequently the essentially British character of the nation. Good Neighbours Are invited to make better known the nature and scope of the i j personal nomination scheme so that More people from Britain can achieve their ambition of a brighter future for their children. How Rou can help under this scheme some would be migrant in the United King Dom becomes your personal nominee. 1 he government brings him out at no Cost to you gives him free transport from his House to the ship asks Only �10 Sterling from his own pocket towards his ship travel and pays for his travel from ship to destination in Australia. You May be Able to offer temporary accommodation to a relative an old Comrade in arms or to the enterprising son of some Friend in the United kingdom. Or you can find a nominee through one of the Many migrant assisting groups in Britain such As the future migrants to Australia society of Manchester. As soon As your nomination is approved your nominee in the . Is told of his Good Fortune and is interviewed at his own convenience by someone from Australia House. Next comes the medical examination and Chest a Ray for a final Check. If accepted your nominee pays �10 Sterling towards his passage out and the rest is made up by the governments of Australia and of the United kingdom. Children under 14 travel free Between 14 and 19 the contribution is �5 Sterling and Over 19 t is �10 Sterling for each person. He will travel under Normal tourist conditions in one of the modern passenger liners that sail tween England and Australia. When your nominee is nearing Australia you will be notified of he time of his ship s arrival. Even Hough you May have been in ouch with him by letter the gov eminent will give you a reminder. And in you cannot be at the ship s Side to look alter him the government will see that he arrives Sal Ely at your House. Between your making the nomination and the nominee s arrival in Australia everything is handled by the immigration authorities. Your part starts when he arrives. You Are required to provide suitable accommodation which would normally be in your own Home. It is for you and your nominee to arrive at some accept Able financial arrangement. T he need is Lor suitable temporary accommodation and the desire is Lor the personal help and guidance that you can give the newcomer. No reasonable person thinking l migration expects perfect conditions at the other end. Nor oud he reasonably be asked to ome out to sub Standard conditions. But if you can take a new arrival into your Home in liveable circumstances you can sponsor a personal nominee. It is not your responsibility to find him a Job though in is quite open Lor you to do soil you wish. But his employment needs can be handled for him through gov eminent agencies. If you think that you can help some British migrant first step is to get in touch with the state immigration authorities. You will find their address at the front of the Telephone directory under state thee ram me to 1 " 0 the prime minister or. Menzies asks mrs. Gertrude Aldor to show him the certificate she received at a naturalization cers Nony held in the St. Kilda town Hall Victoria. There were 137 candidates at the which was the biggest of its held. Or. Menzies told the new citizens that the Root of tyranny and i stifle Bould be found when people thought too much of their rights and not enough of their responsibilities. Ror we get Good publicity in the Netherlands valuable publicity for Australia s migration drive was gained by the visit to Europe of or. R. R. Broadly who is Secretary of the australian Council of Trade unions and a member of the Commonwealth immigration advisory Council. He was Able to assure the people he met that the Trade Union movement backed the immigration programme and that unions we coined new members from euro Pean countries. J or. Broadly went to Europe to attend a Vienna conference of the International confederation of j free Trade unions and the j . Conference at Geneva. 1 he department of immigration gave j him facilities through its Over seas dices to gain a first hand knowledge of immigration organisation and selection methods so that he could report to the immigration advisory Council. Accompanied by mrs. Broadly. He disembarked from Oronsaye at Naples with the aim of seeing selection teams at work in Milan Venice and Trieste and of looking into the Trade testing carried out there. From Italy he went to the Vienna meeting and later to Geneva. His itinerary then took him to Germany and Austria for inspecting selection work then to London Denmark Sweden and Norway. Later they went to Holland. After seeing the migration office at the Hague or. And mrs. Broadly were Leaken by or. B. C. Wall the chief migration officer to Amsterdam where they saw selection teams in action and where they lunched with a prominent trades Union Olli Cial or. H. Oosterhuis. "1 he next Day he was interviewed by the dutch paper Ila Gasche Nourani which j quoted or broadly As saying we receive with open arms every dutch migrant with his wife and children. The dutchmen Are of a Type we like in our further evidence of Netherlands interest in Australia was Given by the wide press coverage on the visit to 1 Lolland of the new South Wales minister for agriculture or. E. G. Graham. Or. Graham who is a Farmer in private life went to Holland at the invitation of the Netherlands government and of the cattle breeders association. He stayed four Days to study local conditions and to buy cattle for the . Stud. He was quoted As saying that Many dutch Farmers had settled Down happily in his state but that Many More were needed

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