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Finley's Lawrence Walsh is an Aussie

Berrigan Shire welcomed a new Australian citizen in a special ceremony held in the Council Chambers last Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 4:18am

Berrigan Shire Mayor Bernard Curtin with Lawrence Walsh.


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.

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