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New citizens hail from across the globe

PEOPLE from Estonia, Kenya and Bangladesh are now calling South Gippsland home.

Twelve people became Australian citizens at a ceremony held by South Gippsland Shire Council at the Uniting Church Hall in Leongatha last Wednesday.

They were George and Catherine Rettie of Foster (formerly of UK), John Gatundu of Binginwarri (Kenya), Graham and June Knott of Leongatha (UK), Diana Dan of Loch (Spain), Janet Bradley of Mirboo North (England), Richard Burton of Strzelecki (England), Tilia Lohmus of Allambee South (Estonia), and the family of Mohammad Siddique, Sabiha Zafrin, and Shayan Siddique of Leongatha (Bangladesh).

The talented musicians of the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band set the tone for the occasion by playing patriotic pieces, including Advance Australia Fair.

Mayor Cr Ray Argento read a message from Australian Immigration

New Aussies: from left, citizenship candidates at South Gippsland Shire Council’s ceremony were Diana Dan, Richard Burton, Shayan Siddique, Sabiha Zafrin and Mohammad Siddique, with mayor Cr Ray Argento.

New Aussies: from left, citizenship candidates at South Gippsland Shire Council’s ceremony were Diana Dan, Richard Burton, Shayan Siddique, Sabiha Zafrin and Mohammad Siddique, with mayor Cr Ray Argento.

Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=20149

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