New Aussie loves his life in Jerilderie
Jerilderie’s David Munnis is now an official Australian citizen after a ceremony in Jerilderie last week.
Mr Munnis first came to Australia from Ireland in December 2010 and said he loves the country communities.
Friends and family gathered in the Murrumbidgee Council chambers at Jerilderie on Thursday to celebrate the special occasion.
‘‘It’s been a long time coming but I’m thrilled to finally be an official citizen,’’ Mr Munnis said.
‘‘Everyone is so welcoming and good to me here in Jerilderie.’’
Mr Munnis said getting involved in the agricultural industry in the Southern Riverina was natural considering his background in Northern Ireland, where his parents owned a dairy farm.
‘‘I worked on a dairy farm in Finley for six months before moving to Jerilderie, where I am now the logistics manager for Hamilton Contracting,’’ he said.
‘‘The climate here for farming is so different; it’s sunny everyday, which is unlike home.’’
As a sport enthusiast, Mr Munnis says he loves the way Australians feel about their sporting clubs.
‘‘You guys enjoy your rugby like I do, and it’s such a nice place to live.’’
Jerilderie’s new Australian citizen David Munnis with Murrumbidgee Council administrator Austin Evans.