Mayor Mike Brunker with the new Australian citizens. Back: Theunis Venter, Quentin Prince and Bronwyn Elliot. Front: Sue Thorburn, Bryony Venter, Tracey, Samantha and Jason Prince and Sharon Vaple.
Mayor Mike Brunker with the new Australian citizens. Back: Theunis Venter, Quentin Prince and Bronwyn Elliot. Front: Sue Thorburn, Bryony Venter, Tracey, Samantha and Jason Prince and Sharon Vaple.

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

Sharon Zaple

Quentin, Tracey, Jason and Samantha Prince

Bryony and Theunis Venter

Bronwyn Elliot

Sue Thorburn


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