More than 2 000 New Australians were naturalized at 115 citizenship ceremonies held throughout Australia during the 1958 Citizenship Convention and Australia Day week. Metropolitan and Provincial local government authorities arranged the ceremonies as closely as possible to Australia Day, to impress upon migrants who were becoming citizens by law the significance of Australia Day as commemorating the beginning of the Australian nation. Miss Matoula Jackas, a Greek girl whose family emigrated to Australia in three stages since 1938, received her certificate at a ceremony at Randwick, Sydney. Matoula has been in Australia six years, has passed her Leaving Certificate, and intends to do a science course at Sydney Technical School
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