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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 and Mrs William Wilson had no worries after they had been greeted by Mr Downer (centre). Mr Wilson, from Edinburgh, Scotland, was sponsored by Essendon Rotary Club, VIC

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A12111, 1/1958/7/18
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