Making Australia home
A BETTER future for the Christopher family was what brought them to Rockhampton more than seven years ago.
And yesterday they were able to finally become official Australians in a ceremony at Gracemere's Community Hall.
The family of four, from India, celebrated their citizenship with many other nationalities, as part of one of the Australia Day events throughout the region.
One of two daughters, Jennifer, 20, said it was a great day for herself and her family.
"We moved here because of my dad's work and to have a better future and education," Jennifer said yesterday.
Jennifer said she was a student at Rockhampton's CQUniversity and her sister was about to begin studying also.
"We really like Rockhampton and are very proud to finally become Australian citizens," she said.
Rockhampton Regional Council held Australia Day events also at Rockhampton Heritage Village, Mt Morgan Big Dam, Conaghan Park Gracemere, as well as being a sponsor of the Great Australian Beach Party in Yeppoon.