Glenorchy celebrates our new citizens

Glenorchy City Council awarded Citizenship to 57 new Australian citizens last month in a ceremony at KGV.

The new citizens came from 20 different countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Mayor of Glenorchy Bec Thomas said it was great to begin the new year with a citizenship ceremony.

“I am so pleased to share this special occasion with Glenorchy community members and their families as they formally become Australian citizens,” she said.

“There is no better place to call home than Glenorchy, Greater Hobart’s most diverse LGA, with 1 in 5 residents born overseas.

“Council’s citizenship ceremonies are a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that migrants have made to the fabric of society here in Tasmania through the sharing of culture, ideas, music, art, food and customs.”

The Ceremony featured a Welcome to Country from Charles Wolf, a chairperson of First Tasmania’s Aboriginal Corporation and a speech from the current Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year Emily Gamez. 

Glenorchy City Council holds several ceremonies each year on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs, to award citizenship to qualifying local Glenorchy residents.