Story: Citizenship

Ceremony programme (2nd of 3)

Ceremony programme

Naturalisation (later grant of citizenship) ceremonies, at which new citizens publicly declare their allegiance to New Zealand, are hosted by local mayors and usually held in council chambers. Individuals from a variety of countries step forward to take their oath. The ceremonies are conducted with a dignity befitting the importance of the occasion for those taking part. This is a programme for a typical ceremony held in the Lower Hutt Council Chambers in April 1967. (Programme courtesy of the Lower Hutt City Council)

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Reference: Eph-A-NATURALISATION-1967-01-front

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David Green, 'Citizenship - Becoming a citizen', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/937/ceremony-programme (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by David Green, published 8 Feb 2005