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Repco Bearing company Pty Ltd employs 40 migrants among its 270 workers at Launceston, Tasmania. The plant turns out 17 000 automotive bearings a day to satisfy an ever-growing demand from Australia's motor car industry, itself a major employer of migrant labour. The Launceston factory was opened nine years ago and now is the major Australian producer of motor car bearings, making them in 800 different sizes. German-born toolmaker Peter Stroessinger, 39, tackles a precision job at Repco Plant, Launceston. He came from Frankfurt

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A12111, 1/1958/16/34
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