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Published Saturday 26 January 2019
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New Citizens welcomed

Thirty-eight of our residents can now officially call Australia home, after they pledged their loyalty at Mitchell Shire Council's Citizenship ceremony at the weekend.

As part of a nationwide celebration, Mitchell Shire welcomed our newest citizens as part of Australia Day awards today.

38 new citizens from a range of countries (including Britain, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland, India and Sri Lanka) made the pledge at Seymour's Kings Park.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm said it was wonderful to see so many new Australians in the Mitchell Shire.

"It was amazing to see so many people decide to become citizens on Australia Day this year. It was a great atmosphere as we welcomed those who have decided to call Australia home permanently," he said.

"A diverse range of people were at the ceremony and it was a great honour to welcome them across the stage. My fellow councillors also had great pleasure in welcoming the new-citizens to the shire with a memento.

"As we grow and change, we value the diversity that our new citizens bring, and we look forward to the positive contribution they will make to our community."

"The event was a wonderful chance for people to come together and celebrate. It was brilliant to see how many amazing people we have in our shire."