Two of Cowra's newest Aussies followed family from China

Father and daughter Lucy and Jie Zhang are two of Australia's and Cowra's newest Aussies.

Lucy and Jie Zhang (right) pledging their allegiance. Also pictured are Julie Moore and Lisa Boland who also became Australian citizens.

Lucy and Jie Zhang (right) pledging their allegiance. Also pictured are Julie Moore and Lisa Boland who also became Australian citizens.

The Zhang family operate Rainbow Noodles and Sushi in Kendal Street and have been residents of Cowra for the past eight years.

From Southern China the family made the move to Cowra after less than a week in Sydney.

They followed family to Cowra, with an aunt already a resident of the town.

Lucy and Jie said they were attracted to Australia by the opportunity to try something new.

"There were a lot more people there," in China Jie said with a laugh.

While Cowra is certainly much smaller than their home town in southern China Jie said moving to the country to be with "loads of new people" was one of the attractions of the town.

"The people are friendly, they are all nice," he said.

Lucy is a student at St Raphael's High School.

Sunday's citizenship ceremony was performed by Cowra mayor Bill West with the Zhang's two of four locals to take the oath.

Julie Moore and Lisa Boland also became Australian citizens.

"I congratulate them on the step they are taking and welcome them all here today," Cr West said.

He made particular mention of Lucy who was taking the pledge.

As a person under the age of 16 Lucy is not obligated to give a pledge of allegiance.

"Thank you for choosing this day to complete your citizenship," Cr West told the four new Australians.

"It is a pleasure and an honour for our community," he said.

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