• Short Summary

    A new community for 230 ageing Italian immigrants was launched near Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, Cardinal Sebastino Baggio, visiting Archbishop of Cagliari in Sardinia, laid the foundation stone of the new project, which will cost three-quarters of a million Australian dollars to complete.

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    A new community for 230 ageing Italian immigrants was launched near Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, Cardinal Sebastino Baggio, visiting Archbishop of Cagliari in Sardinia, laid the foundation stone of the new project, which will cost three-quarters of a million Australian dollars to complete. Cardinal Baggio said the new village represents a great achievement in the welfare of the Italian community in Australia.

    SYNOPSIS: A big day for Italian community in Australia. Crowds gathered just outside Sydney for the launching of a new home for elderly immigrants on Sunday. Cardinal Baggio, visiting Archbishop of Cagliari in Sardinia, arrived to conduct the launching ceremony. A new village is to be built here, at a cost of three-quarter of a million Australian dollars. When complete, it will house two-hundred and thirty elderly immigrants. Cardinal Baggio was visiting Australia at the invitation of his brother -- the provincial supervisor in Australia of the Scalabrini Fathers, a church order dedicated to helping migrants.

    The new community is being named after the Scalabrini Brothers. In laying the foundation stone, Cardinal Baggio said it represented a great stride forward in the welfare treatment of Italians in Australia. He added that Italians adapted so well to Australia that they often got homesick for their adopted country when making return journeys to Italy. The new village, thirty miles from the centre of Sydney, is being financed partly by donations, partly be the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC82CUGO4EAGGNMYT1CJNP42
    Media URN:
    VLVAC82CUGO4EAGGNMYT1CJNP42
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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