Downs rolls out the welcome mat
THERE was flashing cameras, teary eyes and proud smiling faces as more than 50 people gathered to watch 13 others pledge their allegiance to Australia yesterday.
The adults and children were sworn-in at a ceremony at the Southern Downs Regional Council Warwick chamber.
Ester Alldridge travelled from Liston with her family for the ceremony. Mrs Alldridge was originally from Holland and became a dual Australian citizen yesterday.
"I have lived in Australia for 11 years now," she said.
Mayor Peter Blundell said it was the biggest crowd he had seen at a citizenship ceremony.