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’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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