Brisbane's Festival of Immigration (May 31 to June 6, 1959) was one of the most colourful features of the Centenary Year celebrations. The years marked 100 years of self-government for the state. Highlights of the week were a concert by new settlers in the festival hall and a mass Naturalization ceremony for 629 new citizens in the City Hall. Nearly 300 migrants took part in the concert. Matti Hiltunen, 9, from Rovaniem, Finland, was among 80 children from the special school, Wacol Migrant Centre, who visited Sate Parliament House during the festival. Here he sit in the Speaker's chair and tries on the Speaker's wig
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