Meet our new Australian citizens
THERE were nine very happy new Australians in Airlie Beach yesterday morning.
The Australia Day ceremony at the Whitsunday PCYC officially initiated them as Australian citizens where they pledged their oath of loyalty to Australia.
Among the new citizens were people from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
The Prince family moved to Airlie Beach from Zimbabwe about four years ago.
Father Quentin Prince said he knew Airlie Beach was the place he wanted to raise his family.
“I got off the plane, had a look around and I was sold,” he said.
“It is a lovely country. It is very secure and the opportunities and the future ahead is much brighter.”
New Australian citizens
Quentin, Tracey, Jason and Samantha Prince
Bryony and Theunis Venter