SIX residents became naturalised Australians at Wattle Range Council’s Australia Day ceremony in Millicent today.
Held at the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre, the naturalisation was undertaken by Mayor Des Noll as part of a restricted gathering following the cancellation of usual Australia Day breakfast and awards ceremonies around the council area as a result of Covid-19 concerns.
All of Council’s Australia Day award winners were also presented with their awards during the event.
The newly naturalised people undertook their citizenship oath together, pledging their allegiance to their newly adopted country.
Dori Gray came to Australia from Germany and now lives in Penola, Timothy McClelland came from Canada and now lives in Beachport, Chariefe Mansfield came from the Phillipines and lives in Millicent, Parichada Srisuree came from Thailand and lives in Millicent, Diane Leahy came from the United Kingdom and lives in Glencoe, and Celestina Marlick came from the Phillipines and lives in Kalangadoo.
Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll, who conducted the citizenship ceremony and presented the six with their certificates, congratulated them all on becoming the latest Australian citizens in the Council area.