New citizens welcomed at Wentworth Shire

Vinicius Leao, Ranie Medaglia, Ratana Ponham and Maeva Lopez are congratulated on their Australian Citizenship by Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone

Four Wentworth Shire residents were conferred as our newest Australian citizens at Council’s chambers on 17 August.

Ratana Ponham (Thailand), Ranie Medaglia (Philippines), Maeva Lopez (Spain) and Vinicius Leao (Brazil) were granted their Citizenships at the ceremony held before the August Ordinary Council Meeting.

To mark the special occasion the four were gifted a Native Australian plant and a commemorative citizenship coin by Wentworth Shire Council.

“It is a great honour to welcome Ratana, Ranie, Maeva and Vinicius as citizens of this great nation,” Wentworth Shire Council Mayor Tim Elstone said.

“We wish them well for their futures here in Australia and the Wentworth Shire.”