Steve Irwin Day, which honours the late Australian conservationist and TV star every year on November 15, took on a special flavour in 2009, as Terri Irwin became an Australian citizen. Terri choosing to become an Australian as a special way to honour the memory of her husband. We all know that Terri Irwin is a true blue Aussie, but today it’s going to become official. She’s going to officially be made an Australian citizen. In front of friends, family, and well wishers, American born Terri made her pledge of commitment to Australia, in a special ceremony in Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum, her children Bindi and Robert by her side. Senator for Queensland Mark Furner presided over the ceremony. I pledge my loyalty to Australia and it’s people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect… 2009 is the 60th anniversary of Australian citizenship. in Honour of the occasion, Terri was presented with a specially minted commemorative one dollar coin. On behalf of the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Senator Chris Evans, I have great pleasure in presenting you this specially minted one dollar coin. Thankyou, this is a great honour. Bindi and Robert led the Crocoseum in a loud and proud rendition of the National Anthem. SINGING. Terri, who scored 100 per cent in her citizenship test, says that she’s proud to have taken the final step to become an Australian citizen. I feel like I just got married.