This is a welcome

MEMBERS of Coffs Harbour's Nebo family make most airport welcomes look pale and wan.

Singing, dancing, chanting, ululating, waving banners and tossing flour bags, brothers and sisters, partners and children gathered in the terminal yesterday to greet!seven new arrivals at the end of their long journey from Africa.

Anthony and Marphine Nebo and their siblings have saved for years to finance the migration of their relatives from Ponakry in the Republic of Guinea to Australia and they have been helped by the Coffs Harbour Baptist Church.

Marphine Nebo said the family was originally from Liberia but had been made refugees by civil war in that country.

"There'll be a big dinner tonight at our house," he said.

Anthony Nebo said the flour tossed over the new arrivals was a gesture of peace and happiness.



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