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City celebrates newest Aussies

Thursday, 14th July, 2016

Mayor Wincen Cuy (centre) with Faustino Alcantara (from left), Jenneth Allcantara, Amy Mccarthur, Cherrilyn Calter, Dorothy Bowland, Jalpa Thaker and Beth-Ann Rogers. Mayor Wincen Cuy (centre) with Faustino Alcantara (from left), Jenneth Allcantara, Amy Mccarthur, Cherrilyn Calter, Dorothy Bowland, Jalpa Thaker and Beth-Ann Rogers.

A citizenship ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to celebrate seven Broken Hill locals officially becoming Australian citizens.

The seven originated from across the globe including the Philippines, UK, Canada and India. 

The brief ceremony was compared by Mayor Wincen Guy, who said it was one of his biggest honours as mayor and he was truly humbled to be able to perform the ceremony. 

A large crowd was present at the BH Art Gallery to help celebrate the new Australians, with Mayor Cuy saying he had never seen such a big crowd at a citizenship event not held on Australia Day. 

While the group are officially Australian citizens, due to the recent election they did not receive their citizenship certificates at the ceremony.

Instead, the council improvised their own certificates to present to each person, as well as a bag full of goodies. 

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