Each year more people move to Narrabri Shire to live and each year more of the newcomers are from overseas.

At various times through the year, citizenship ceremonies are held and another was staged at the Australia Day celebrations on Sunday.

The new Australian citizens who have taken the big step are from Ireland, Spain, The Philippines and Nepal.

Narrabri Shire is nowadays a multi cultural community. Some country centres have formed special organisations to assist the transition to the new culture and lifestyle and one of the audience at Sunday’s ceremony suggested such a body be formed in Narrabri.

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