The first families to come to Australia under the "Bring Out A Briton" scheme arrived at Fremantle in the Orient liner Oronsay on June 29, 1957. The 49 families in the group totalled 172 people, including 74 children. Three families settled in Western Australia, 10in South Australia, seven in Tasmania, 10 in Victoria, 9 in New South Wales, and 10 in Queensland. At Fremantle, Mr. R. Cleaver (Lib. Swan) welcomed the "Britons" on behalf of the Commonwealth Minister for Immigration (Mr. A.G. Townley) Mr. Townley boarded the liner in Melbourne to giver a special welcome to the families for Victoria and Tasmania. He boarded again in Sydney Harbour to welcome the families bound for New South Wales and Queensland
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