Dragos Marcu and Francis O’Dwyer became Australian citizens on Tuesday.July 25, 2014 3:13am
Deniliquin welcomed two new Australian citizens on Tuesday – Dragos Marcu and Francis O’Dwyer.
Family and friends gathered at the Deniliquin Council Chambers for an official ceremony where the new citizens were formally recognised.
Mr Marcu, who was born in Romania, lives in Deniliquin with his wife Megan and sons Dumitru and Vincent.
He moved to Australia eight years ago and works as a visual artist.
Mr Marcu’s artistic talent has seen him excel at Deniliquin’s Rotary Easter Art Show and also at a Griffith exhibition where he was one of five artists to receive the Country Energy Art Award for Excellence in 2009.
In 2010 he held a solo exhibition, ‘Art Montaj’, at the Peppin Heritage Centre, which was a mix of sculptures, paintings and landscapes.
Mr O’Dwyer moved to Australia 13 years ago from Tipperary, a small town in Ireland.
He has been based in Deniliquin for five years with his partner Stacey Rosendale.
Mr O’Dwyer is currently working for a construction company in Darwin, commuting from Deniliquin.
Mayor Lindsay Renwick presented Mr Marcu and Mr O’Dwyer with Australiana books and native Australian plants as official welcome gifts.
‘‘I always say this is the greatest honour of my job as mayor,’’ Cr Renwick said.
‘‘Each citizenship ceremony is very important to me; they are even very emotional.
‘‘It’s a wonderful thing and great for Deniliquin.’’
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