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Welcoming British migrants aboard Australia's first 'Rotary Ship'. When the liner ORSOVA berthed at Port Melbourne on 22nd April, the Australian Minister for Immigration (Mr A R Downer) said; "This is a great venture - There is something thrilling in our united action to make it even stronger and more respected in the councils of the world." Altogether, 64 Rotary Clubs now have nominated to find jobs and accommodation for British families migrating to Australia. Mr Downer gives a special welcome to 3 month old Rachel Burgess who migrated to Melbourne with her parents, Mr and Mrs I W Burgess, formerly of Essex. Mr Burgess, an instrument maker, was sponsored by Box Hill Rotary Club, VIC

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A12111, 1/1958/7/15
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