An Evolving Community

Geoff Dobson

An exciting future awaits the children of immigrants, says Cr. Geoff Dobson, Mayor, City of Greater Shepparton.

Greater Shepparton is an evolving community based around agriculture. People who emigrate to the Goulburn Valley usually have prior experience in agriculture related industries. Modern immigrants are a different culture, religion and history, compared to the earlier English, Scots, and the Jewish and Italian migrant waves. We need to extend the hand of friendship to all who come here. Challenges exist in the second tier, children of immigrants who come from a war-torn, refugee status to a different place called Shepparton, and exciting futures exist for such immigrant children.


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