Welcome to our new citizens

District Council of Mallala mayor, Duncan Kennington, pictured centre rear, welcomed, (back) David Chant, John Palmer, (front) Gerard Toledo, Geremy Toledo, Geremiah Toledo, Alice Purdy and Anne Holland as new Australian Citizens.
District Council of Mallala mayor, Duncan Kennington, pictured centre rear, welcomed, (back) David Chant, John Palmer, (front) Gerard Toledo, Geremy Toledo, Geremiah Toledo, Alice Purdy and Anne Holland as new Australian Citizens.

Seven District Council of Mallala residents officially became Australian citizens at a special ceremony to mark Australian Citizenship Day.

The citizenship ceremony took place in Mallala last  Tuesday, September 17, with residents having migrated from Scotland, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom.

The Toledo family, of Two Wells, came to Australia from the Philippines six years ago, while Anne Holland, of Lower Light, migrated from Scotland as a young child in 1966.

Lewiston resident Alice Purdy left Scotland in 2002 and John Palmer, also of Lewiston, migrated from the United Kingdom as part of the 1960’s migration scheme and has lived here since he was a small child.

Just four years ago David Chant decided to find a more relaxed lifestyle, leaving the UK for the peaceful setting of Lewiston.

DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington, led proceedings, saying becoming an Australian citizen was a special and important occasion.

“Australian citizenship is a common bond which unites all Australians whilst respecting their diversity,” Mr Kennington said.

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