Broome’s biggest citizenship ceremony
Broome celebrated its biggest ever citizenship ceremony on May 8th when 26 people from seven different countries made the affirmation to become Australian citizens.
Broome residents from Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, the UK and the USA took part in a ceremony in the Shire of Broome Council Chambers.
Those making the affirmation included several families and individuals who were joined by family, friends and interested community members who helped celebrate the important event.
Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell officiated at the event and said it was an historic occasion for the town, which was built around multiculturalism.
“Broome is a wonderful melting pot of cultures and we welcome our newest Australian citizens who have come from around the world to add further to the wonderful flavour of our town,” he said.
“Broome is unique in the way it embraces people from all around the globe and we are glad that these 26 people have decided to take the step of becoming Australian citizens.”
The Shire of Broome provided light refreshments following the citizenship ceremony and presented each new citizen with a copy of Hugh Edwards’ wonderful book about the history of Broome, Port of Pearls, as a memento.