C’mon Aussie C’mon: Charlotte Cantrill, who was born in Denmark, proudly shows off her Australian citizenship certificate at her Eden Cove home on Tuesday. Picture: Liz TicknerDenmark-born Charlotte Cantrill is one of nine people who can officially call Australia home following a citizenship ceremony last week.
The ceremony –which also welcomed people from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, England, Germany, Brazil and New Zealand –was held in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.
Bega Valley Shire mayor, Michael Britten, said choosing to become an Australian citizen was an important expression of loyalty and commitment to the country.
“Australian citizenship is something to be valued and celebrated, [it] is a moment in the lives of our newest citizens to be remembered with pleasure,” Cr Britten said.
WE ARE ONE: Bega Valley Shire mayor Michael Britten with the nine new Australian citizens following the July 12 ceremony at council chambers. Picture: Bega Valley Shire Council
Ms Cantrillmoved to Australia in 1987, two days before her 21stbirthday, married an “Eden boy” and now lives in Eden Cove.
But her family’s association with Australia goes back three generations to the 1950swhen her grandmother visited the Land Down Under.
Ms Cantrill said she was proud to finally call herself a true blueAussie.
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