New Australians will be welcome at the Narrogin Australia Day festivities
Narrogin County will celebrate Australia Day with a series of family-friendly community events as nine residents become Australian citizens.
The day will begin with a BBQ breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the lawn of the John Higgins Community Center, followed by a country song recognition and Community Citizen of the Year awards.
Nine residents of Narrogin, including Daisy Green, will take part in the citizenship ceremony where they will make their pledge to Australia.
Ms Green has lived in Narrogin with her husband James and their six-month-old daughter, Phoenix, for more than three years.
She was born in Vietnam and moved to Australia in 2016 to study nursing with the dream of one day opening her own health clinic.
“I had planned to study to be a nurse and then come back to Vietnam, but I met my husband and everything changed after that,” Ms Green said.
“We like what we have here, it’s a peaceful life and I’m studying childcare so maybe I can open a family daycare one day.”
Ms Green began studying nursing at Murdoch TAFE and traveled frequently between Perth and Narrogin to complete her studies.
Once settled in Narrogin, Ms Green began studying childcare and educational support at TAFE while pregnant because she had ‘more time to concentrate’.
“It is always a fantastic and yet quite moving experience to administer the Oath of Commitment and to welcome them into the Narrogin community as new Australian citizens,” said Shire Chairman Leigh Ballard.
“Applicants are always so grateful and proud to have finally become Australian citizens who will enjoy all the privileges that our great country offers and that we who were born here can sometimes take for granted.”
The pool will be open from 10am with free entry and a range of family activities such as face painting, arts and crafts and entertainment.
The day will end with a free outdoor movie screening of The Croods: A New Age at 7:30 p.m. in Alby Park.