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Greek migrant girls arriving by Qantas jet



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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION

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THE HON. A . R . DOWNER, M.P..

GREEK MIGRANT GIRLS ARRIVING BY QAPTAS JET

Ninety-four Greek migrant girls would arrive in ,

Sydney on Wednesday morning by Qantas Boeing jet plane from J

Athens, the Minister for Immigration, Mr. Downer, said today.

"This flight of girls, whose ages average 22 years, has

been arranged by the Inter-governmental Committee for European

Migration, of which Australia is a member. ■

"Eighty of the girls will be domestic workers. They

have been prepared for this work in Australia at I.C.Y.M.

domestic training centres throughout Greece. .

"The remaining " i 4 girls are dependants who have been

nominated by Greek people living in Australia.

"The aircraft is scheduled to reach Sydney at 8 a.m.

on Wednesday," Mr. Downer said. .

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Department of Immigration,

CANBERRA. A.C.T. '

26th October, 1962. '

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