The Huon Valley welcomed five new citizens last week at a heartwarming ceremony held at the Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall.
Huon Valley Mayor Bec Enders and Councillors were in attendance, joined by Senator Catryna Bilyk, the Honourable Jacquie Petrusma MP and the Honourable Nic Street MP, Rosalie Woodruff MP, Alison Standen MP, Bastian Seidel MLC, Christian Street representing Senator Jonathon Duniam, Meg Brown representing David O’Byrne MP, and friends and family to support and congratulate the conferees.
“On behalf of our community, I warmly welcome our newest citizens, who originate from the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Germany and South Africa.”
Cr Enders said that the ceremony was an uplifting and meaningful occasion for everyone involved.
“The ceremony was an opportunity for all of us, whether Australian citizens by birth or by choice, to come together to acknowledge what’s great about being Australian,” said Cr Enders.
“Citizenship is a lifelong commitment to Australia’s values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect.
“On behalf of our community, I warmly welcome our newest citizens, who originate from the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Germany and South Africa. We are delighted that you have chosen to call the Huon Valley home, and thank you for the special contributions that you make to our community.”
Above gallery: Clockwise from top left, conferee Holger Brinken with partner, conferee Karen Vey-Cox with partner, conferee Linda Anggraiani with partner, and conferees Tarryn and David Churches.
Feature image: Conferee Karen Vey-Cox with Huon Valley Council General Manager Emilio Reale, Mayor Bec Enders, and Senator Cartyna Bilyk.