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PRE S STATEMENT BY HON. R.W. S'v;

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BaRGO*W A.M. 28/7/69

The Minister for Civil Aviation (ter. Swartz) will leave Toowoomba, Queensland, today, on an annual tour of inspection of DCA facilities in North Queensland, Papua-New Guinea and North, North-west and Central Australia.

He will be accompanied by the Director-General

of Civil Aviation (Sir Donald Anderson).

At Port Moresby he will present "wings" to the

first two indigenous trainees to graduate as commercial pilots - Aria Bou and Vinson Peni.

He will also attend there the Territory premiere

of a DCa film "Flight into Yesterday", which traces the growth of civil aviation in the Territory of Papua-New Guinea which is one of the world's most difficult flying

countries.

At Darwin he will open new Darwin Aero Club premises and at Derby, in W.A., he will present the DCA

fire services efficiency shield -- an annual, national

contest -- to the Derby unit.

He will also open the annual Boab Festival at Derby.

Memo Chief of Staff.

Itinerary: July 23, Townsville, arrival 3.35 p.m.;

July 29, Port Moresby, midday (Wings presentation Government House 5.30 p.m.); July 31, Buka 10.50 a.m., Kieta; August 1, Lae 11.45 a.m.: August 2, Goroka 9.35 a.m.;

August 3, Weipa 1 p.m.; Darwin 4.45 p.m.; August 5, Yanunurra 9 a.m. Derby 1 p.m.; August 6, Dampier 11.25 a.m.,

mt. Tom Price 1.1 p.m., Mt. Newman 3.15 p.m.; August 7

Tennant Creek 3.50 p.m., Alice Springs 6 p.m.; August 8, Longreach 12.25 p.m., Toowoomba 3.45 p.m.

Mr. Swartz will be available for interview at all points.

Mort, Nash,

Canberra, 21 July 1969 Press Secretary.