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A British migrant nurse from Australia's outback has von the 1966 Gertrude Kumm award for Citizenship. She is Senior sister Violet Eperjesy, 45, at the Bamyili Aboriginal Settlement 280 miles south east of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Announcing the award the minister for immigration Mr Opperman said that Sister Eperjesy had devoted the last six years of her life to caring for Aboriginal People in some of the Remotest parts of Australia. She is the first British migrant to have won the award and the first to be nominated. The Governor General, Lord Casey, will present the Award during the opening ceremony of the 1966 Australian Citizenship Convention in Canberra on January 18. Sister Eperjesy with two teenage girls at Bamyili Settlement.

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A12111, 1/1966/30/4
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