Berrigan Shire welcomed a new Australian citizen in a special ceremony held in the Council Chambers last Wednesday.November 28, 2012 4:18am
Finley’s Lawrence Walsh became an Australian at a naturalisation ceremony officiated by Mayor Bernard Curtin.
Mr Walsh, who lives in Finley, first came to Australia in 1996 on a working holiday from a small town in north west England.
Mr Walsh went back to England after his holiday, and later returned to Australia on numerous occasions.
But it was not until 2005 that Mr Walsh decided to take the plunge and move permanently.
He made the decision after being offered a job with his uncle.
Mr Walsh said during the ceremony that it was his ‘‘long-time wish to come to Australia’’.
Cr Curtin, along with other guests of council and attending councillors, congratulated the new citizen.
Mr Walsh was presented with a certificate, miniature Australian flags and a natural Australian plant.
Shepparton Art Museum director Kirsten Paisley has resigned to take up a plum role at the as deputy director of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have secured an important victory over Wangaratta Rovers to reinforce their position in the top 5 of the Ovens and Murray Football Netball League ladder.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
You would think a 20-goal hammering of Mathoura by Picola league leaders Strathmerton at the Bulldogs’ kennel would leave coach Mick McInnes frustrated in the extreme.
With the footballers dressed in their (mostly) pressed suits and the netballers in stunning gowns, the Elmore Football and Netball club looked set for a good time.
Friday night draw at Bluebrick
Nagambie Healthcare wants the wider community to use its gardens.
Finley School of Arts and Memorial Hall are deteriorating with white ants damaging the foundations.
Hundreds of district part-pensioners could lose out as a result of the Federal Government’s unfair pension cuts.
Kinder kids in Cobram learn about dental health.
Blighty will be out to win its fourth straight Warner Tasker Cup clash when it meets the Deni Rovers tomorrow.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey has invested up to $80 million in Coomboona Holsteins at Undera in what will become an intensive farm, milking as many as 6000 cows housed in three huge sheds.
Free legal services for people in Benalla are at risk with cuts to federal funding likely to have an impact on service provision, a legal service says.
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