Ceremony to welcome new Aussies

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Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay preparing the Australia Day breakfast last year.
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Busselton is preparing to welcome new Australians with a citizenship ceremony on Australia Day next Thursday.

The celebration will take place on the Busselton foreshore, where more than 25 people from several different countries will be sworn in as Australian citizens.

The Busselton Australia Day event, organised by the City of Busselton and the Rotary Club of Busselton- Geographe Bay, will begin with a march through town to the foreshore, starting at Victoria Square at 7am.

During the ceremony, the Busselton Sugito Sister City Relationship agreement will be re-signed, with six Japanese delegates to be present on the day.

The Rotary Club will also put on a breakfast after the event.

A Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay spokesman said the public were encouraged to join in the march and attend the ceremony.

“It’s one of the few times we can celebrate our nationhood,” he said.

“It’s a great way to interact with the wider community and generally welcome people who have gone through the ceremony.”

The Busselton Australia Day event will be held at the Busselton foreshore from 7.15am on Thursday, January 26, while the Rotary Club of Busselton-Geographe Bay will assemble to march at 6.45am.

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