THE Romero family are just four of 106 new Australians to be naturalised this Australia Day in the City of Mandurah.
The fifth member of the family, two-year-old Nicolas, has already been naturalised.
Alexis Romero, wife Lissith and daughters Fernanda 11 and Isabella 7 hail from Peru.
Isabella and Nicolas were born in Australia.
Several years ago in Peru, Mr Romero, a diesel mechanic, noticed an advertisement for a mining job in WA.
He applied and the family spent the next seven years in Newman,
Three years ago, they moved to Seascapes after falling in love with Mandurah over a number of holidays.
Mr Romero is now a FIFO worker and studying in his spare time.
“We certainly call Australia home and feel very much part of the community,’’ Mrs Romero said.
“This is a wonderful place to live, nice and quiet with lovely neighbours and good schools.’’
The beach and the local shopping centre are just metres away and fish and chips are a big treat on Fridays.
Isabella is keen on karate and both girls love swimming ands walks along the beach.
***** On Australia Day, enjoy the eggs and bacon, sausage, baked beans, fruit juice, tea and coffee at the Lions Club for just $6.
Sponsors include the City of Mandurah, Silver Sands IGA, Eggstra Fresh Barragup and Bunnings Mandurah.
Later in the morning, the Australia Day flotilla is hosted by Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club and there will be prizes for the best dressed boats over and under 7.5m.
The flotilla leaves Comet Bay and travels via the estuary and Port Mandurah canals before the judging at noon.
7-9am Great Aussie Breakfast by Lions Club of Mandurah
8 am Live entertainment by Mandurah Concert Band
8.30am Opening and official welcome.
8.40am Welcome to country.
8.50am Flag Raising Ceremony by 1st Mandurah Scout Group
8.50am Australia Day Ambassador Dr Stephen Langford
9.05am Cake cutting by oldest and youngest members of the audience.
9.10am Community Citizen of the Year Awards
9.40am Citizenship Ceremony.