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269 Minute from Shaw to Casey

Canberra, 4 June 1954

Colombo Plan Aid to the British Territories in South East Asia

While aid for these territories is the prime responsibility of the United Kingdom, Australia has provided a useful contribution under the Technical Co-operation Scheme.

Technical equipment �A
Money spent on all territories
to 28th February, 1954
11,785

Projects completed

(a) Malaya
Instructional pamphlets
Visual aids and technical publications
30
(b) Singapore
Educational equipment
65
(c) Sarawak
Bull
7,200
(d) North Borneo
Laboratory equipment
Autoclaves
400
380
660
8,735

Commitments

(a) Malaya
Technical College: Kuala Lumpur 9,000
Tools of trade 2,450
(b) Sarawak
Textbook 4,200
15,650

Students

Arrangements at May 1954 provided for training facilities for 93 students from this area of which 62 are in training 14 have completed their courses and 17 attended seminars. A group of 22 young men selected by the Singapore City Council arrived in February to undertake courses in Engineering. The group is distributed between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. An offer has been made to train 50 Malayan nurses in Australia.

Experts

North Borneo

Mr. P.J. Hicks who was selected for a two year term as a Pathological Laboratory Technician arrived to take up duty on 3rd February, 1953.

Sarawak

Messrs. K.J. Leany and R.H. Sherlock, Agricultural Development Experts are likewise carrying out two year terms.

Singapore

A Social Service Expert has completed her mission.

Malaya

Mr. W.J. Fennell is engaged as Bricklaying Instructor for a term of two years. He arrived there on the 31st March, 1953. Mr. M.J.M. Page has completed part of his two year term as an engineer for Rural Industrial Development. Mr. B.K. Rank and Dr. Stanistreet have completed their mission.

A group of five nurses and five social service workers administered by the Red Cross Society is on service in Malaya.

[NAA: A10299, C1 5]

Last Updated: 10 January 2017

Category: International relations

Topic: History