Photograph 7428085
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. One of three photographic murals in the Commonwealth Bank Migrant Information Centre, Brisbane. The Mural, 8ft Square, depicts the contribution migrants have made to the expansion of secondary industry in Queensland

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A12111, 1/1959/17/68
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