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Australian Government 'officials in London have unexpectedly had to % deal with many cases of Australian soldiers who have grown so fond of the English cli.matp that: they wish to settle there. ." Some of these aspirants are Australians.: born," said •■■{in official at' Australia House./ ; ; regard the British. climate from the broader point of view ,;thari : that of the man who just curses the weather because it interferes with. hiS day's,,.outing. „ ,Ihey incline to the view that since there- is. no drought in this country and there is a cood deal, of sunshine, the English climate" qri the whole is as good as can be obtained anywhere. Their main obiection is to the humidity of the climate, not to tlie cold. Our Resettlement Department is not "making it too easy ''for Australians to settle here. It is our practice to grant only two to six\,mbnths' extended leave to men who can get good employment- or are learning a profession or trade which will be of advantage' to them when they return to Australia. Oxiir'.experience is that most Australians born who have settled in England during,;,the past>:lQ or 20 years return to Australia within about eight years at most."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919

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SETTLERS IN ENGLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9611, 16 May 1919