Photograph 7428075
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. Having opened a photographic and art and crafts exhibition in a Brisbane store, the West German Ambassador, Dr. H Muehlenfeld looks over a copy of the migrant newspaper The Good Neighbour with Miss Eva Vaggelas, an attendant at the exhibition. Miss Vaggelas was born in Australia of Greek parents

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A12111, 1/1959/17/58
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