In the spirit of the message of Harmony Week, everyone belongs, Horsham welcomed seven new Australian citizens during a ceremony at the Civic Centre on Wednesday night.
Horsham Rural City Council Mayor Robyn Gulline welcomed the new Aussies who have migrated from Thailand, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
Cr Gulline said Harmony Week was a time to come together to celebrate our vibrant multicultural society.
“This region has a successful history of welcoming and integrating people from all over the world,” Cr Gulline said.
This week’s ceremony featured the colour orange which represents Harmony Week.
Orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
“We are part of a diverse multicultural nation and it is our Australian citizenship, whether by birth or choice, and our Australian values that forms the common bond that unites us,” Cr Gulline said.
“We have different backgrounds, different experiences and different cultures. Yet we are one nation and we are all Australians,” she said.
NEW AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS:
Mr Klo Lwe Moo Doh Soe
Mr Daniel Laing
Mrs Cecilia Vence
Mr Kim Vence
Mr Shaun Vence
Mr Vilarbie Vence
Miss Stacy Vence