Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr officially welcomed 19 new Aussies at the Mossman Shire Hall today.

The new Aussies hailed from a range of countries including Northern Ireland, Cook Islands, Italy, United Kingdom, South Korea, Madagascar, France, Bangladesh, Japan and Scotland.

It was the first live Citizenship Ceremony held since COVID-19.

New citizens received a certificate and native plant from the Mossman Nursery.

Meet our new citizens below!

Cheryl Chaffe

United Kingdom

Dominique Gruener

Elgan Rees

United Kingdom

Emily Silverstone

United Kingdom

Guiseppe Chiaccho


Hideaki Toji


Jack Jenkins

Joel Patterson

Jonghwan Lee

South Korea 

Joseph Fox


Justina Bridgart

Cook Islands

Luke Headland

Lynsey Baird

Northern Ireland

Patricia Middel

United Kingdom

Priska Simsang


Stephanie Knudsen 

United Kingdom

Remi Pougeard-Dulimbert


Rita Merrick

United Kingdom

Salia Maestrom