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  • Patricia Tagg at her office at Hotel Enfield, a leading Adelaide hotel where she is the Public Relations Manager. Patricia, mother and housewife has become friend and confidante to the stars since migrating to Australia from Middlesex, England with her family
  • Frank and Orrie Pettingell and family
  • migrants at Mt Stromlo solar observatory near Canberra - Jim Boots
  • Eng Chitavong, plant loader from Laos
  • Jamie Pifarre inspecting equipment at the water desalination plant where he works in Coober Pedy, Australia.  He is the sole maintenance worker at the plant.  The tubes he is inspecting are part of an American system which converts salt water into fresh by a process of
  • Captain Peter Lilja and his wife and two children
  • Yugoslav reproduces older style furniture
  • Italian canecutters aboard the FLAMINIA at Cairns
  • migrants at Anthony Squires Pty Ltd, Sydney - Soula Moros
  • Employment drafting personal interview with CES officer aided by interpreter
  • 'Le Provencal' French restaurant in Sydney
  • British migrants Peter and Edna Williams in Melbourne.
  • Eva and Helge Liverod, migrated to Australia with their daughter, Janne, in 1964, from Norway. They live in Brassall, just outside Brisbane, Qld. Here Mr and Mrs Liverod on the veranda of their home
  • Garden. Staff Block 19
  • Suburban homes for British Migrants in Frankston, Victoria. Mr Jack Docherty collects his mail outside his Frankston home
  • Adelaide - Katrina and Adrianus Taalman
  • Helmut Zeder from Austria in South Yarra salon,
  • Austrian cutter and designer opens Olympic Ski Wear shop - Louis Preiss
  • German's motel development 'Airway Beach Motel'. Mr and Mrs Josef Sommerkamp, Adelaide.
  • The Barnes family enjoy the outdoor life of Perth and here they feed some of the many bird-life at a partk adjacent to their home
  • Mr Johannes van Wesip and Mrs H M Willemstyn
  • Woodside
  • Italian brothers building roads and bridges in Australian Capital Territory - Michele and Ernesto Belmonte
  • Frenchman's agency importing French goods. Jacques Vasseur.
  • Messina man wins many State prizes in Victoria - Giuseppe Joe Bisignano
  • making dental surgery equipment
  • Migrant men working in a small quarry breaking rocks with jackhammers.
  • AL GRASSBY visits Melbourne office and Good Neighbour Council
  • Nadya Stani, project officer for ethnic youth at A Fair Go for Ethnic Youth Conference, with Anna Reich and Nada Nasser [6x6 Black and white negative, Frame 2] Migrant Project Subsidy Scheme - A grant of $10,000 was made to the Youth Affairs Council of New South Wales for a pilot project to develop models of working with migrant youth, especially migrant girls, and to assist by means of community workshops, youth workers in New South Wales to use them. Recently appointed project officer Miss Nadya Stani on left, originally from Egypt is seen with Miss Anna Reich and Nada Nasser, Two of a committee working to assist migrant youth in New South Wales.
  • Police of Burmese extraction in Victoria
  • This year for the first time migrants display their Arts and Crafts at the Royal Melbourne Show
  • Dutch family settles in
  • Former Parisian Civil Servant Mr Hubert Arriat today owns a thriving French restaurant 'Le Beach Hut' in Sydney. Hubert employs French chef Mr Michel Bonnet seen here discussing the menu with him
  • Dorset stonemason in Canberra construction firm - Bert Ward
  • Peter Gwiggner and Anni Mayer Austrian Wedding in the middle of Bourke St., Melbourne
  • German commercial art photographer with Western Australian newspapers - Hermann Kalkreuter
  • Italian firm specialises in marble and terrazzo in Sydney - Romeo Varagnolo
  • Dutchman's race horse stud farm and antique shop
  • Dutchman's three 'mod' fashion shops in Sydney. Mrs Merivale Hemmes.
  • many nationalities in Pilbara region of Western Australia
  • many nationalities in Pilbara region of Western Australia
  • Hume Weir from drive in front of Director's house
  • Bonegilla migrant centre shop 1949
  • Co-operative building societies conducted by Dutch interests in Australia have a well oiled machine ready to take full advantage of overseas funds which have been promised to help migrants from the Netherlands to finance home building in NSW, VIC and Qld. It was announced from Amsterdam in August, 1958, that the Netherlands Government had negotiated a dollar loan of 1 300 000 Pounds Australian to augment building society finance as it became available through the usual channels in Australia. The NSW Society has financed 150 houses in the six months to mid-1958 for Dutch migrant members. Charles Pellikaan, from Amstelveen, Holland, inspecting the land with estate agent. August, 1958
  • computer programmers from London now working for Qantas
  • Londoner is Qantas Charter Sales Superintendent - Joe Loufer
  • Berkshire girl is a leading fashion designer - Sue Oclee
  • Accommodation officers help migrant residents at the centre to find a house or a flat to move into when their stay at the centre ends.
  • Children at play at the Benalla Migrant Centre, Benalla Vic.
  • American produces electronic insect killer
  • Polish children, Immigration Week, South Australia. Polish children at Adelaide Town Hall in Immigration Week. Left; Tadensz Baraniec, 10, Irene Wolska,11 and Gugenuisz Sieniak, 10
  • British migrants Peter and Edna Williams in Melbourne.
  • Lao community in Sydney
  • Farmer from Hamburg at home in Australia.
  • David and Monica Holt
  • Dutch family settles in
  • Spanish engineer manages 'Giovannis' at Woollahra - Luis Chacon
  • Y M C A Youth section
  • Kent family's Queensland home and pool
  • Swedish couple import Swedish wooden shoes - Britt Parker
  • International Garden Party in Sydney
  • Lao community in Sydney
  • Fanny Espinosa, only woman lion-tamer in Australia,
  • South East Asians met by Minister at Melbourne Airport
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