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Canberra Good Neighbour (Newspaper) - September 1, 1962, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 1 i Aljbour dept. Of immigration bulletin to assist monthly migrants Canberra september 1962 meet the Man from Many ? you la be so glad you did by a special reporter o n the snowfields of the Perisher Vahey 5,500 it. High in the mount Kosciusko area the leading hotel is called the Man from snowy commonly referred to As the Man it is named for the hero of the poem written by australian poet a. B. Banjo Paterson. Paterson told of the noted horsemen who Rode out to recover a valuable Colt which had broken out of its stable and joined the wild Bush horses. They chased the wild horses through Gorges and up the Mountain Side until they reached the Summit when even the boldest held their breath and declared no Man can hold them Down the other but the Man from snowy River let the Pony have his head and he swung his Stock whip round and gave a cheer and he raced him Down the Mountain like a torrent Down its bed while the others stood and watched in very managing the Man today is a quietly spoken Man with Brown hair and Brown tortoiseshell glasses who normally wears a White ski Sivvy and a Lime Green sports jacket. This is Richard Lipka a Man with a background and personality which Are getting him known As the Man from the Man music lovers Are intrigued by his proficiency with the piano accordion and the electric guitar. Languages others Are intrigued at his knowledge of languages a he Speaks seven fluently. Ski instructors on the slopes Are anxiously awaiting the Day when his ski boots with Kandahar binding arrive from Poland. I Haven t skied for 21 years and have never tried the new style of boots and binding. I be told some of the modern Day skiers that i la Challenge them to a Cross country run when i get into returned servicemen Are envious of the Row of 17 War decorations he wears on Anzac Day a decorations which include the Vir Tuti Militari the polish Victoria Cross the French Croix de Guerre with Palm the French legion of honour and the British military Cross. Dunkirk born in the French town of Villefranche he went with his father to Poland. He joined the polish army in 1939 and when that country was overrun he escaped and joined the French army. He was evacuated from France at Dunkirk and joined the Royal commandos As a lieutenant. He was in the Dieppe raid and was wounded. On recovery he was parachuted into French Savoie where he worked with the French resistance. He sailed for Australia in 1948 and had a series of jobs. Then he married a girl from Hampton Victoria and with her went to conduct a hotel he had bought at Strahan Tasmania. The couple moved to the Man last april. Open night on open nights at the Man Richard Lipka brings out the piano accordion Rolls up the carpet and the people of Perisher flock in for the entertainment. And As he wanders with his music among the guests you hear the question asked again and again have your ski boots arrived yet few Are prepared to concede Richard Lipka much Chance of winning against men almost half his age. Personally i d be prepared to have a Little Money on the old timer who Learnt his skiing the hard Way a in the army. A yes he s quite a Man the Man from the Man a pictured left. Here s a fellow who likes nothing better than filling in his spare time catching crocodiles. In fact he describes himself As a week end reptile his name is Jack Allen and his Hunting is done in the Rivers around it. I a Queensland. A for the full Story see Page 6. Special week in tas. This month Good Neighbour branches throughout Tasmania this month will take part in the state s first Good Neighbour week. From september 16 to 22 concerts socials and exhibitions will stress the contribution migrants have made to their new comity and the work of the Graf in Neighbour movement in Irant integration. A port people from Poland Russia Holly will contribute to a concert programme. The week in Launceston will begin with special Church services on sunday september 16. A naturalisation ceremony in the town Hall will be a feature of Good Neighbour week in Hobart. Displays and a migrant Welcome social Are also planned. A great . Great and primary task fora Australia was to build up the population the prime minister or. Men Zies said recently. In an address in Perth or. Menzies said that the population of Australia had grown from about 7,500,000 in 1949 to 10,500,000 today. This was a Rise of 3,000,000 in a relatively few years he said. Australians knew what a pressure there was in the world. There were great populations in Asia. In China itself which might very Well have by the turn of the Century 1,000,000,000 people suckled in a Creed outworn still perhaps under the authority of communism. we will perish or. Menzies added we must have people coming into Australia or we will he said he knew about the problems of immigration and the pressures they made on resources and the Impact they made on the general problems of inflation in the country. He was however a convinced believer in immigration because unless Australia continued to increase its population by importation and by natural increase by about two and a half per cent a year the country would be in a position in 10 or 15 years time in which the on looking world would not tolerate Australia s ownership of her trusts. Increase earlier during an address in Melbourne or. Menzies said that it had been one of the glories of the Post War period that Australia s population had been increasing at least As rapidly per cent As the population of Japan. As australians looked Forward to the future they knew that the pessimists of the 1920s who thought that the population would never be More than 7.000,000, were completely out of Date. Building up our population if australians were to enjoy and defend their heritage hey could not afford to have 11,000,000 people at the turn of the Century. Australia must have 25,000,000 or 30,000,000, or whatever it May be. Or. Menzies said this meant that australians must do whatever they could to maintain the Low of immigrants. This was not As easy As it looked because there were fluctuations in the Economy from time to time and there would always be people heard to say that immigration most be Cut Down or that it be abolished

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