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TASMANIA THEIR HOME NOW
Five young English giris who ar- rived in Hobart yesterday will live at the Clarendon Children's Home, Kingston Beach. Here arc three of the girls: LEFT: Three-year old Rosaleigh Bates. MIDDLE: Ann Duxbury, who is 10. BIGHT: Eight-year-old Doreen Thompson with Matron E. Saunderson, who
is in charge of the home.
YOUNG MIGRANTS TAKE
piVE English children climbed calmly from the Con A vair airliner Matthew Flinders at Cambridge
Aerodrome last night, and peered round for a close look at their new homeland.
TTHE children are Rosaleigh Bates
(3), from London; Marion Har- vey (10), Altrincham, Cheshire; Doreen Thompson (8), London; Ann Duxbury (10), and Nina Duxbury (13), Ormskirk, Lancashire.
Rosaleigh-.clutched a teddy bear, and the other children carried their dolls for company when they landed.
Nina admitted having had a nice trip by the plane, but she refused to say any more.
The other children clutched their dolls tighter, and did not comment.
One traveller on the plane said he realised the children were import- ant passengers when they were tak- en into the pilots' cabin and shown the controls.
The girls left the? aerodrome by car for the Clarendon Children's Home at Kingston.
Matron E. Saunderson, of the Clarendon Home, travelled to Mel- bourne to collect them. She said they did not cause any bother on the trip. They had not flown before.,
Rosaleigh did not like leaving the
ship, but soon settled down when she '
realised she had her friends with her.
The children will be looked after at the home until they are old enough to earn their own living.
The Minister for Tourists and Im- migration (Mr. Hand), the Tas- manian Government Immigration Officer (Mr. C. E. Lohrey), and the president of the Church of Eng
land Diocesan Children's Homes (Miss M. C. Shoobridge) met the
children at the aerodrome. 4
The Diocesan Children's Homes are sponsoring the migration oí the
More children will be brought to Tasmania under the scheme when accommodation is available.