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PHOTOGALLERY: Lillian flies home-flag high at festival

L-R Lillian and Jeffery Woodford with thier 11mth old son Oliver at the Cultural Festival held at the Heritage Village in Rockhampton on Sunday 10 August 2014.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
L-R Lillian and Jeffery Woodford with thier 11mth old son Oliver at the Cultural Festival held at the Heritage Village in Rockhampton on Sunday 10 August 2014.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

SIX years ago, Lillian Woodford left her home country Kenya to pursue a nursing career in Australia.

She hasn't been back since.

"My mother is still there, I really miss her," she said.

Yesterday, Lillian felt a little bit closer to home as she proudly carried her country's flag during the Rockhampton Cultural Festival's parade.

More than 4000 people attended the Rockhampton Regional Council event at the Heritage Village, which included a citizenship ceremony.

"I didn't know what to expect when I came to Rockhampton but every one was so friendly," she said.

Lillian, who speaks eight different languages, even met her husband Jeffrey at a local pub.

Now, they have an 11-month old son together called Oliver, who they hope to teach all about the Kenyan culture.

Lillian said the festival was a great display of the diversity of Central Queensland.

Councillor Rose Swadling said the event was really successful.

"It's great to see people coming together and celebrating culture," she said.

"I think that's important."

Topics:  heritage village, kenya, multicultural festival




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