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Fits the Bill

Fits the Bill

by Teresita Lipsius


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This is a story of a person who experienced an extraordinary life during and after the Second World War. He was a Displaced Person (DP) who came to Australia, the promised land, from Germany by the famous USAT General Stuart Heintzelman the first migrant boat arrived in Australia in 1947.

The migrants arrived after the Australian Government realised how vulnerable its vast land was to foreign invasion and concluded that Australia had to "populate or perish". The Minister for Immigration instructed the selection officers purposely to find "good types" of immigrants; white skin, with blue eyes and blond hair; in order to make a good impression on a sceptical Australian public, and especially the trade union movement.

John Lipsius was one of the first Baltic migrants who fitted the bill for migration to Australia selected as one of the "good type" immigrants, white skin, blue eyes and blond hair.

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ISBN-13: 9780228822707
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 01/23/2020
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Terrie Lipsius has come a long way from her humble but enjoyable youth in the Philippines, to the current happy life as a mother and wife in Australia. Terrie accepted employment as a teacher after having completed her teacher's training only four months after immigrating to Australia.

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